To become naturalized U.S. citizens, immigrants must fulfill many different criteria, including first achieving lawful permanent resident status, maintaining continuous residence in the U.S., and demonstrating good moral character. One of the final steps in becoming a U.S. citizen is passing a civics test, and this can be a source of apprehension for those who are unsure of what to expect. However, it is possible to study and prepare so that you can go into the test with greater confidence.
Which Version of the Civics Test Will I Take?
In 2020, the Trump administration introduced a revised civics test that doubled the number of questions asked and the number of correct responses required to pass. However, in early 2021, this new test was canceled. As of April 19, 2021, almost all immigrants pursuing naturalized citizenship will take the version of the test that was established in 2008.
The 2008 civics test is administered orally, in English, and includes 10 questions. In order to pass the civics test, you must respond correctly to 6 of the 10 questions. These questions are pulled from a list of 100 that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides as a study resource....