Life in the UK Test


Life in the UK Test

The Life in the UK Test is an important step if you’re applying for British citizenship or settlement in the UK. Here’s a breakdown to help you understand the test better:


  • This test assesses your knowledge of British life, customs, and history.

Booking the Test:

  • You cannot apply for the test directly. It’s part of the citizenship or settlement application process.
  • The test is booked through the official government service [book Life in the UK test].
  • It costs £400 and you need to book at least 3 days before the test date.


  • You can only take the test if you’re applying for citizenship or settlement in the UK.

Test Format:

  • It’s a computer-based test with 24 multiple-choice questions.
  • You need to score at least 18 correct answers (75%) to pass.
  • You’re allowed 45 minutes to complete the test.


  • The official study material is the book “Life in the UK: A Guide for New Residents”. You can purchase it during the test booking process.
  • Many resources are available online to help you prepare, including practice tests and websites with information about the test format and content.

Test Day:

  • You must bring the same ID you used to book the test.
  • Your photo will be taken at the test center for verification.


  • You will receive your results immediately after the test.

If You Fail:

  • You can retake the test as many times as needed, but you’ll need to pay the fee again each time.