About the test
There are two components to the citizenship test:
- English Test:
- Writing Test: You must write 1 out of 3 sentences correctly to demonstrate an ability to write in English.
- Reading Test: You must read aloud 1 out of 3 sentences correctly to demonstrate an ability to read in English.
- Oral Test: You must be able to speak English during the eligibility interview on Form N-400.
- Civics Test: The civics test covers important U.S. history and government topics. There are 100 civics questions to study for the citizenship test. During the civics test portion of your citizenship interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100, and you must answer 6 of the 10 questions correctly to pass.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has created study materials in multiple languages to help you prepare for the citizenship interview. These include interactive practice tests, flash cards, and audio and video files.
If you need help in preparing for the tests, you can find ESL and civics classes here.
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