- UK Citizenship test – how do you get on?
63% FAIL, and I guessed randomly on loads…
Grumm, I can't imagine there are that many UK citizens who can pass that. I thought it was interesting what sort of things they decided was relevant for an emigrating person to know. Nothing about our culture or habits, about our norms of behaviour. I was hoping for questions like:
"Which is correct: colour or color?"Posted 8 years agoJunkyardMember
what a truly eclectic mix of questions with little relevance to life in this country……I wonder if it is designed to be difficult to pass?Posted 8 years ago
48% in 3 mins mind
School days no ides but I could work out 38×5 – as they close on BH + elections I am still not sure what the real answer is.theotherjonvSubscriber
Colleague at work has an american wife who had to take the test and he showed me the book. Some of it is quite interesting but as said above, it focuses on some specific areas and then it's pretty easy to spot the questions after that. The immigration one being an example.
It doesn't really measure whether you're a good citizen or not (since I consider I am yet – speak the language, understand the culture, never been in trouble with the law, pay my taxes, etc. – but failed the test. But in it's defence, it does make potential immigrants learn a bit about the country and the culture as well as knowing what ACAS does!Posted 8 years agoTracker1972Member
58% and not entirely sure how much of that makes me a poor UK citizen. When did women get the right to divorce there husbands? An important date to be sure but do you really need to know that to live here today?Posted 8 years ago
Fortunately the wife failed as well so we can be deported together, she will not need to divorce me 🙂StonerSubscriber
So, much like the government favoured SATS, you're expected to revise for the test from a set text.
How is that supposed to make a distinction between those who wish to become integrated citizens and those who just want the passport?
Since STW forumites, dare I say it, represent a fairly rounded group with above average intellect (with a few notable exceptions 🙂 ) its extraordinary that genuine UK citizens find the test so difficult or not even relevant to citizenship.
I wonder how much that lot cost? 😉Posted 8 years agoandrewhMember
Although either my local hospital or the questionaire has it wrong!
You can attend a hospital without a GP's letter only in the case of an emergency True/False
They say true, but when living up in Fife I wasn't registered with a local GP and used A+E twice, fractured kneecap and infected wound, neither an emergancy as I had left them both for over a week before I went to get them looked at to see if they would go away on their own…Posted 8 years agobikewhispererMember
67% for not actually caring how many people under the age of 19 are in the UK.. Seriously, will that actually affect my day to day functioning as a citizen? Will I not be able to do my job if I don't know if it's the "Council of Europe" or the "Council of the European Union"??
I did learn something though: Why do Irish people get a vote here? My English parents don't get a vote there, even though they've lived there for 9 years.. WTF???Posted 8 years agob rMember
58% for me, obviously we should read and memorise the book, which no doubt has all the answers…
One of my ex-staff members (US) became a UK citizen a few years ago, on a business trip I quizzed him from the book. There were a number of questions I got wrong – including the hospital one, as in my 'English' mind anyone can go to a hospital – as the question is badly written.
Also there was also one on immigration – groups who came to the UK in the 1900's – and the answer included 'Poland' – but that didn't exist as a country in modern times until 1919 – so I got that wrong too…Posted 8 years agoAristotleMember
As somebody who is well-educated, well-read, keeps abreast of current affairs and has managed to survive in the UK for 30-odd years, I'm disappointed….
…..in the poor quality of that test.
Does this suggest that a large majority of UK subjects are considered unsuitable to be so???
I wonder whether France or Canada will take me as an asylum seeker from a regime that doesn't want me?Posted 8 years ago
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