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During your citizenship interview you will be tested on your abilities in the English language as well as the history and government of the United States. For someone unfamiliar with the United States this portion of the process may present quite the challenge. Fortunately there are a variety of educational resources available to immigrants who wish to take the citizenship test.
Along with online study guides there are programs available in communities throughout the United States that assist in educating future United States Citizens. These programs can come in the form of study groups or classes and if you are concerned with passing this requirement you should consider entering one of these programs.
The English Test for Citizenship:
The part of the test that examines your proficiency in the English language comes in three parts:
The United States Government believes that if you happen to have a disability that affects your ability to learn English you will be excused from the English test. However, this will not excuse you from being able to pass the Civics test.
Other reasons for why you might be excused:
The Civics Test for Citizenship:
Civics is the study of the history and government of the United States and every naturalized citizen is expected to be satisfactorily familiar with this information.
The test has a total of 100 questions of which ten are randomly selected for you to answer. You will need to correctly answer six of these questions in order to be awarded your citizenship.
Here is some information you should be familiar with for the Civics test:
This is not a comprehensive list of things you should know, so it is important to familiarize yourself with other aspects of the United States government and history.