The Life in the UK Test is mandatory for applicants seeking Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the United Kingdom. It is important to note that applicants must have knowledge of the English language as well as life, culture, traditions, history, geography, political and parliamentary system in the United Kingdom. They can either take a special English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course or they can appear in the ‘Life in the UK test’. This test is not easy for non-Europeans and requires regular practice to clear in single attempt. The ‘Life in the UK test’ is based on a book titled ‘Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents’ (third edition handbook). Read on to know more about tips on how to improve life in the UK test preparations.
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Applicants must fulfil below-mentioned requirements –
Applicants can book their seats through submitting an application form online. It is important to note that applicants must provide the following details while booking the test –
Please make a note that applicants can select any five closest exam centres to their address of residence (or accommodation) out of 60 test centres in the United Kingdom. If the centre is not close to their preferred locations, then they will not be allowed to appear in the test and no refund will be made to them. Applicants must book online test at least three days prior to the exam day. The test centres offers special assistance and arrangements to the people with special ability. However, applicants must validate that they fall into the category of person with special ability.
Applicants should reach the test centre 15 minutes in advance. The process of identity check takes 15 minutes and applicants are given 45 minutes to complete the test. They are supposed to attempt 24 questions during the given duration of the test. Applicants need to answer at least 18 questions correctly out of 24 questions. The result of the exam is announced in 5 minutes and applicants can leave the centre right after declaration of results.
Applicants must produce proof of identity at the test centre. Please make a note that the documents to be produced in the test centre should be the same proof of identity which applicants used to book the test.
Applicants must score at least 75% or more to clear Life in the UK Test. They will receive a unique reference number or pass notification letter after clearing the test. They should submit the unique reference number or original pass letter with their citizenship or settlement application. If an applicant misplaces original pass notification letter, they must immediately contact the Home Office.
One should thoroughly understand ‘Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents’ (third edition handbook). After reading and understanding the text, applicants must assess their knowledge by attempting life in the UK practice test. Applicants should read questions carefully before attempting them. They must improve vocabulary and practice mock test papers to evaluate their knowledge and hone time management skills.
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The unique reference number or the pass certificate remains valid for life. Applicants are not supposed to reappear in the test.