About Life in the UK tests:
The Life in the United Kingdom test is a candidate paid (£50 at the time of writing), computer-based assessment which partly satisfies one of the key requirements for anyone seeking Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK or naturalization as a British citizen. Candidates need to score 75% to pass this test. The test is meant to prove that the candidate has a sufficient knowledge of British life and sufficient proficiency in the English language to live and work in the UK.
The test is stated as a requirement under the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002. The test itself, consists of 24 questions covering topics such as British values, history, traditions and everyday life. You have 45 minutes to answer 24 questions based on the Life in the United Kingdom handbook. Aside from this compulsory test, you need to satisfy other requirements as set out by British Government to qualify for an ILR or a British residency. If in doubt, we advice you to always consult an accredited immigration lawyer.
At lituktests.com, we provide a sample of 10 practice tests based on expert knowledge and curated lists collected from current test takers (2018-2020). This ensures that the tests are up to date and reflect the knowledge of the multi cultural British life. To this end, the site promotes the true values of British life - Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty. These core values underpin what it is to be living and working in a modern, diverse United Kingdom - valuing our community and celebrating this awesome diversity of the UK.
Head over to the official test booking site to manage/book your test. All the best with your ILR and/or citizenship application.
The Home Office's Life in the UK Test is required for settlement, or indefinite leave to remain, in the UK or full British citizenship. Unfortunately, it turns out that one in three people fail this British Citizenship test - the only test that is required in order to settle in the UK. Across England 125,925 tests were taken in 2016, with 36% of people failing. Passing the so called citizenship test, also known as the Life in the UK test, is one of the main criterions for becoming a British citizen or settling in the UK via the indefinate leave to remain scheme. You must also have spent a certain period of time in the country (normally 5 years on work permits, 10 years legally), pass an English language test (or have obtained a degree from a British university), and not have any criminal convictions. In the years 2015/2016, the test was taken 168,369 times out of which 103,290 passed which yields a pass rate of 61.3%. In 2016/2017, the test was taken 131,614 times, out of which 85,562 passed, resulting in a pass rate of 65.6%.
In addition to this, resits (i.e tests which are took after the candidate fails) also need to be taken into account. Recent home office figures, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, show that 31,443 candidates retook the test in 2015/2016 and that 22,688 passed, wheras 17,343 candidates failed. In 2016/2017, 22,909 candidates retook the test out of which 16,023 passed and 12,477 canidates failed.
It is worth noting that these figures, vary by region and the nationality of the candidates. For example, Figures obtained by the Manchester Evening News show that across the North West 44% of people failed in 2016 compared to 46% in 2015. For example, in Oldham in 2016, 330 people out of 552 failed the test (60%). Bolton has seen the second highest percentage failing in Greater Manchester. Out of the total 690 candidates who took the test, 374 (54%) failed. Bury was next, with 45% of people failing out of the 227 who took the test. Canidates in Trafford seem to have bucked the trend - 123 out of 375 people failed, or roughly a third. Going back a few years, approximately 40,200 Iraqis sat the exam, with a pass rate of 47.9%. Among the 30,014 Turks who took the test the rate was 45.9%, while out of 38,085 Bangladeshis, 21,345 failed - a pass rate of 44%.