How to Prepare for the Citizenship Test


The citizenship test may seem intimidating, but it is really not as difficult as it seems. In the test, there are 4 main parts to study for: a speaking test, a writing test, a reading test, and a civics test.

Speaking Test

The speaking test is done through an interview. An immigration officer will interview you on your N-400 application and will then assess your ability to speak English.

Writing Test

For the writing test, you will be given three sentences to write. you must be able to write out at least one of the three sentences in order to pass this section of the test. Here is a chart from the USCIS to help you study for writing vocabulary words.

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Reading Test

For the reading test, you must be able to read 1 out of 3 sentences properly to pass. The material is focused mostly on U.S. History and civics, which in other words are just the rights you have as a U.S. Citizen.

Click here for a study guide for the reading test

Civics Test

For the civics test, there will be a question bank of 100 questions. They relate to the rights you have as a U.S. citizen. You will be asked 10 out of the 100 questions, and you must get 6/10 (60%) in order to pass. 

Click here for the list of 100 questions

If you are unable to complete any of the portions of the test during your first interview, you will have a second chance to be retested on any of the parts of the test that you failed.

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