Part of the U.S. citizenship process is taking a citizen’s test which is designed to test your knowledge of U.S. history and government. The civics test is not written, rather it is an oral interview where you will be asked questions regarding your knowledge of the United States. There will also be additional speaking tests, a reading test, and a writing test.
Before taking your citizen’s test, consider these five tips:
- Visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services page to obtain the study materials necessary for review.
- Take the official online naturalization self test, which provides sample questions in multiple choice format for you to practice answering.
- Visit your local community center or city hall for information on any programs available for English tutoring or citizenship assistance.
- Make sure to get plenty of rest and take care of personal needs before you arrive for the test.
- Arrive at least 10 minutes early to become familiar with the office and have some time to relax before your interview.
By studying hard and practicing your English skills often you can have a better chance at passing your citizen’s test on the first try!