What Happens During the Naturalization Interview?
Certain applicants, because of age and time as a permanent resident; or others because of a disability, have different English and civics requirements; see the â€œExceptions & Accommodationsâ€ web page for details.
Preparing for the Test
Under the â€œStudy for the Testâ€ section of the Citizenship Resource Center, you can find free study materials for the English and civics portions of the test:
After reviewing the educational products we offer, try the Naturalization Self Test as a means to test your knowledge. Please note that the actual civics test is NOT a multiple choice test, but an oral test. This â€œSelf Testâ€ was prepared as a learning tool to help you assess your progress.
What Happens if You Donâ€™t Pass?
You will be given two opportunities to take the English and civics tests and to answer all questions related to your naturalization application in English. If you fail any of the tests during your initial interview, you will be retested on the portion of the test that you failed (English or civics) between 60 and 90 days from the date of your initial interview.
What is the Pass Rate?
For those applicants taking both the English and civics tests, the overall national pass rate as of June 2011 is 92 percent. To view scoring guidelines and background data, and other information, visit the â€œApplicant Performance on the Naturalization Testâ€ page.
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