British Nationality: Assessments

Home Office written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Stephen Farry Stephen Farry Alliance, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average score is of people taking the Life in the UK test.

Photo of Stephen Farry Stephen Farry Alliance, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria was used to decide questions for the Life in the UK test; and whether any assessment has been made of the performance of UK citizens in that test.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The average score of customers taking the Life in the UK (LitUK) test in the last 12 months is 19 out of a possible score of 24.

The LitUK test questions are based on the content of the LitUK handbook, which is available for all applicants to study as part of their test preparation. PSI Services (UK) Limited who operate the LitUK test centres on behalf of UKVI, created a pool of test questions covering the content of the handbook.

As the LitUK test is only for customers applying for British Citizenship or certain categories of settlement, there is no requirement for UK citizens to take the LitUK test and so there has been no assessment of their performance in the test.

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