The U.S. citizenship test is much easier to pass than many people expect. It’s tempting for many people to assume that the citizenship test might be some sort of trick to exclude people, that it’s full of difficult questions, trick questions designed to reduce the number of citizens admitted to the U.S. every year.
But, in actuality, with the proper preparation and study, the test is not that difficult and does not set out to fail people.
It’s a relatively common joke in the United States that citizens in high school would mostly be unable to pass the U.S. citizenship test, but this is only a joke. It’s true that many people in the U.S. would probably not be able to get many of the questions right on the civics test, but that’s because they probably don’t care. They don’t have to care, they’re already citizens.
But people who apply to be citizens do care. This gives them a great advantage in that the questions on the test matter to them.
There are many online guides available that can help you pass the citizenship test and the questions are publicly available through the USCIS. By studying, you can be sure that you will pass the civics portion of the test.
The harder part for many applicants may be the language test, which also requires study for people who speak English as a secondary language. However, the USCIS is not going to require you to write an essay, they will only expect you to be able to converse simply in English and be able to read and write relatively simple sentences.
People often pass the English test as they answer questions from the USCIS officer and if you were able to read this blog, you are already prepared for the English part of the citizenship test.