The U.S. citizenship test consists of two components. The first part is an English Test followed by a Civics Test. The English Test consists of three parts. A speaking and understanding test, a reading test and a writing test. The Civics portion will test your knowledge of United States Government, History Geography, Symbols and Holidays.
Simply reading the 100 civics questions and answers provided by the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) will not be enough to be well prepared for this test.
You must also demonstrate your ability to speak and understand English, to write in English and to read in English. Even if you are fluent in English, you do not want to go to this test completely unprepared.
U.S. Citizenship Test – English Test
Speaking and understanding test
Your speaking and understanding test starts the very moment the officer greets you and invites you to enter his/her office.
At the beginning of the U.S citizenship test (interview), the officer might ask you first some simple “small talk” questions (about every day life) to be friendly and make you feel comfortable. The purpose is to see if you understand basic English. Our training program will provide you with some possible “small talk” questions and answers for you to practice.
The officer might ask: “How do you like the weather today?”
You could answer: “It is too cold for me!”
During the citizenship interview, you might hear some commands. In our FREE training program, we provide you with some samples for you to practice on.
The officer might say: “Please be seated.” Your response will be to say “thank you” and sit down.
To determine your ability to speak and understand English and to verify the information provided in your N-400, the USCIS officer will ask you some questions about your background. Most of these questions are from the N-400 application form that you will have filled out. Our training program will provide you with a quiz to test your comprehension of 61 possible questions that the office might ask.
The officer might ask: “What is your home phone number?”
Choose the correct answer:
I was born in India
795 Colbert Street, Tucson, Arizona, 85705
I bought my home last year
The N-400 form has a lot of vocabulary that you will need to understand. In our FREE training program, we train you on the words and phrases (vocabulary) that you might hear during your interview. Our vocabulary is based on the N-400 form.
Writing and reading test
During your citizenship interview, the USCIS officer will determine your ability to write in English by asking you to write a sentence in English. The officer will read out the sentence and you will have to write exactly what you heard. You will have three chances to write one sentence in English correctly.
The USCIS officer will also determine your ability to read in English by asking you to read a sentence in English. The officer will point at a sentence and you will have to read the sentence out loud. You will have three chances to read one sentence in English correctly.
We will train you to correctly write out 44 possible test sentences. All sentences are based on the official USCIS writing vocabulary list.
To practice your reading skills and pronunciation, you can listen to the question, and then repeat the answer.
Sentence to write: Mexico is to the south of the United States
Sentence to read: Washington was the first president
U.S. citizenship test – Civics Test
The 100 Questions and Answers
During your U.S. citizenship test interview, the USCIS will ask you up to 10 of the 100 civics questions to test your knowledge of U.S. history, government, geography, symbols and holidays. You must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the test. Nobody knows which questions you will be asked so it is essential to learn all 100 questions and answers.
In our FREE training program, we provide you a very user-friendly way to read the 100 civics questions and answers that you must learn, all divided into the 9 official topics.
Civics Test Quiz
Our Civics Test Quiz will test your knowledge of U.S. history and government, geography, symbols and holidays (based on the 100 Questions and Answers). The actual civics test is not a multiple choice test. The civics test is an oral test. Our FREE Civics Test Quiz will assess your knowledge and also help you remember the 100 questions and answers.
Our FREE flash cards are a fun and efficient way to help you memorize the Civics Test Questions and Answers.
U.S. citizenship test – Very Important
You only have two chances to pass your citizenship test. If you fail any portion of the test in your second attempt your citizenship application will be denied. As a result, you must be well prepared for this test. Have a look at our FREE U.S. Citizenship Test complete online training program to help you pass your test. Good luck on your U.S. citizenship test!