Practice tests are a reliable way to pass the real test

At we are aware that although the Life in the UK test is good test to examine the candidate's knowledge of British culture, values and traditions, it can be somewhat of a vague test when it comes to the specifics. See for example critics of the test here and Thom Brooks's excellent review paper which discusses the Life in the UK test in detail: The 'Life in the United Kingdom' Citizenship Test: Is it Unfit for Purpose?. Indeed, one could argue that the test is not 100% accurate and that the very definition of "Britishness" is varied and unique. However, at, we believe that the test is a good measure ones ability to comprehend the British society and contribute to it.

Indeed, it is very much possible (and very likely), that once you pass your test, you will never read another book on British culture, values or society. This makes sense - the test is not exactly logic based which you can carry forward and build upon, and thus, it is understandable that you just want to pass the test. With this particular goal in mind, provides you with a question bank of practice tests to work with. We believe that two weeks is sufficient time to prepare for this test and score more than 80%.

We recommend that you practice atleast 2 tests per day, and keep it timed - try to complete the 24 questions in 30 minutes (the real test is 45 minutes long). Working this way will ensure that at the real test, you will breeze past known questions and thus will have the time to think about questions which you are unsure about. If you are able to follow this pattern, you should complete the 10 tests in 5 days. You should aim to repeat this pattern for 2 weeks. Note that the questions change weekly, so, you will have the opportunity to trial 20 sets of questions - sampled and adjusted in accordance to current tests.

Why do practice test and not just read the official book? It is well known that practice tests simulate somewhat a real test environment (ofcourse, you need to be disciplined, but we assume you are!) and stimulate revision, studying and knowledge retention. Further, it is often the case that the test takers fear or anxiety around the exam might affect the final results. Practice tests can reduce this exam anxiety. Reading the official book, might not be very useful for Life in the UK tests, since it is highly likely that you will not encounter these questions again in your life. Since tests are designed to test what you don't know, practice tests can immensely benefit test takers, as they cover a wide spectrum of question patterns, which you are most likely to miss when studying by yourself (by the way, in our opinion, the official book is a dry toast!). Finally, it is difficult to know what you don't know. practice tests gives you a window of opportunity to work out and identify the topics you are weak on, and helps you vectorise the retention process.