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Life in the UK test website

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Post by John » Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:09 pm

Thanks for posting that ... very important. I shall make it into a Sticky.
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Is there a time limit?

Post by aix » Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:03 am

Is there a time limit on how long the results of Life in the UK test are valid for?

I am eligible to apply for naturalisation in mid-Dec. Can I take the test as early as mid-Oct to get it out of the way?

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Post by Chess » Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:01 am

I think the overall ethos of the test is good - however, it would not make anyone 'more' British.


Hundreds of thousands of people born in this country would not pass the test...


It is a step in the right dirtection, however, i dont see what it actually achieves...

Forexample - would doing the test have stopped say Jamaine lindsay from blowing up 26 souls on the London Underground? - me thinks not!
Where there is a will there is a way.

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Post by John » Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:16 am

Aix wrote:Is there a time limit on how long the results of Life in the UK test are valid for?
Well let's put it this way. There seems to be nothing about a time limit and accordingly I would suspect that a time limit does not exist. So why not get the test out of the way in October prior to your December application.

Just to make absolutely sure, when you book your test appointment, why not ask them if there is a time limit. I would be amazed if they said there is a time limit.
Chess wrote: i dont see what it actually achieves
In places like Birmingham, and no doubt other places as well, there are people who are British and have lived here for many years but who know very little English language and even less about how British institutions are structured. So I think the language requirement and the new Citizenship test are an attempt to break away from that.

Learning English and getting the knowledge to pass the Citizenship are not going to be compulsory but if a person declines to go down that route then they will have to stay without British Citizenship.
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Post by flyez » Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:05 pm

I phone one of these testing centre this afternoon and they told me its not available until around mid-October.

Answer 24 questions in 45 minutes. But I cannot find any infomration about how they judge the pass or failed. For example, if the correct answers is 16 or more, then pass, otherwise not. Anyway, anyone happen to know the criteria of pass?

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Pass marks

Post by dabar » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:23 pm

http://indtest.homeoffice.gov.uk/htmlsite/after_10.html

The pass mark for the test is around 75%.

So if my maths is correct, one needs to answer a minimum of 18 questions correctly out of 24.

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Post by Khurram » Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:43 am

Source : IND Nationality Page

An update from IND's website - FAQs.

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Post by aix » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:54 pm

Khurram wrote:Source : IND Nationality Page
Very useful, thanks.

Out of interest, has anyone booked (or taken) their test yet?

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Post by Khurram » Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:35 am

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Post by flyez » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:08 am

Hi,

Anyone have successfully booked a test this week or next week?

I contact several test centres including one located in London, but no one is available, nor confirm which exact date can start this test. Someone from testing centre told me said that home office is not yet totally settle and they still awaiting further confirmation from HO.

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Post by aix » Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:56 pm

Well, considering that anyone applying for citizenship on or after 1 Nov will have to have pased the test, HO are leaving it a bit late, aren't they?

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Post by dabar » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:24 pm

Today I called the Newbury test centre to book the test. The lady on phone told me that they have not yet started offering the test. Probably they will start offering it from Jan 2006.

She also told me to call back by end of this month. By that time the centre would have more information on the test start date.

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Post by John » Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:38 pm

I am sure I am not the only one starting to get very concerned by this. I shall contact an MP tomorrow and see if he is prepared to table a Parliamentary Written question to the appropriate Minister.

How on earth can the Government introduce a Citizenship Test if very few people are actually able to take it in the first two or three months.
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Post by flyez » Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:31 am

Ok, I just successfully book a test on 21-Oct. But its not located in London area. I know some other test centres might not be available until the end of October.
Good luck to me to pass this test. :P

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Post by aix » Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:42 pm

Nice one. Out of interest, at which test centre did you book?

And good luck with the test.

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Post by aix » Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:31 pm

Has anyone else succeeded in finding a test centre that is ready to offer the test, or at least take a booking?

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Post by rogerroger » Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:24 pm

Hi
The "life in the UNited kingdom book" is abotu 137 pages, i ws told by a lady at one of the NCS that i just need to read chapters 1,2 and 3 of it, and some where else i read that i need to read/learn chapter's 2,3 and 4.

can i just read chapters 1,2,3 and 4 and go for the exam.

there are so many names, henry VII, henry VIII(harry), chaucer, arthur and the dates 1066, 1215, and i am still in the first chapter. i am gonna get mixed up by the time i get to the end. (if i do, it is slow going)

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Post by John » Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:53 pm

Roger, I think it says on the website that :-
  • all the questions will be from chapters 2, 3 and 4
  • there will be no questions on history
So if chapter 1 contains the history you are currently reading then move on to chapter 2 !
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Post by rogerroger » Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:01 pm

thanks

i just got confused since the NCS lady told me to read chapter's 1,2,3

i guess i can safely ignore chapters other than 2,3,4 then, correct?

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