Process of Naturalization
The Naturalization Test is part of the naturalization process that you must take and pass if you want to become a United States Citizen. You do not need to be a green card holder before applying to become a naturalized citizen.
You will not be able to become naturalized and gain your citizenship unless you pass the test.
Two Tests – 2008 and 2020
It is important to know that there are two USCIS tests. The first is the 2008 version, and the second is the 2020 version.
You only need to know about the 2008 version unless you filed your naturalization application between December 1st, 2020, and March 1st, 2021.
Even if you filed your citizenship application between those dates, you would still have the option to take the 2008 version if you choose.
Therefore, this website concentrates only on the 2008 version.
Oral Naturalization Test
The immigration officer will ask your naturalization questions orally during your naturalization interview. You will be asked 10 questions out of a possible 100 questions. To pass the civics part of the citizenship test, you must answer at least 6 of the 10 questions correctly.
What happens to your application to become an American Citizen if you fail?
If, unfortunately, you fail the civics part of the naturalization test, then according to immigration law, you will have an opportunity to retake the test.
A letter will inform you of the next test date, which will be between 60-90 days from the first one.
Naturalization Test Questions
The following is a list of questions that you may be asked as part of the oral part of the citizenship process.
If you click on any of the questions then you will be given the answer as well as an explanation of the answer.