Life in the UK Practice Test

In order to apply for Permanent Residence(Indefinite Leave to Remain) or British Citizenship(UK Naturalisation) you must have passed a Life in the UK test.

On this page we have set out some of the questions you can expect in the test. Answers have been provided at the bottom of the page.

Question 1: Is this statement true or false? “In the 1980s, the largest immigrant groups were from the West Indies, Ireland, India & Pakistan”

  • True, OR
  • False

Question 2: Which TWO of these are names for the Church of England?

  • A – Methodist
  • B – Episcopal
  • C – Anglican
  • D – Presbyterian

Question 3: How many parliamentary constituencies are there?

  • 464
  • 564
  • 646
  • 664

Question 4: Which of these statements is correct

  • Education at state schools in the UK is free and this includes the cost of school uniform and sports wear
  • Education at state schools in the UK is free but parents have to pay for school uniform and sports wear

Question 5: Many job applications will require a covering letter and

  • A document showing proof of identity
  • Your National Insurance number
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A signed photograph

Question 6: is this statement true or false? “Ulster Scots is a dialect which is spoken in Northern Ireland”

  • True
  • False

Question 7: In which year did married women get the right to divorce their husband?

  • A – 1837
  • B – 1857
  • C – 1875
  • D – 1882

Question 8 – In which TWO of the following places does the European Parliament meet?

  • A – London
  • B – Strasbourg
  • C – Paris
  • D – Brussels

Question 9 – Which of the following TWO types of people get their prescriptions free of charge?

  • A – People aged 60 or over
  • B – People aged 18 or under
  • C – Pregnant women or those with a baby under 12 months old
  • People on the minimum wage

Question 10 – Is this statement true or false? “Adults who have been unemployed for six months are usually required to join the New Deal if they wish to continue receiving benefit”

  • True
  • False

Question 11 – The number of children and young people up to the age of 19 in the UK is

  • A – 13 million
  • B – 14 million
  • C – 15 million
  • D – 16 million

Question 12 – The percentage of people in the UK in 2001 who said they were Muslims was

  • A – 1.6%
  • B – 2.7%
  • C – 3.4%
  • D – 4.2%

Question 13 – A quango is

  • A – A government department
  • B – A non-departmental public body
  • C – An arm of the judiciary
  • D – An educational establishment

Question 14 – Is this statement true or false? “You can attend a hospital without a GP’s letter only in the case or emergency.”

  • True
  • False

Question 15 – Information about training opportunities can be found from which TWO of the following?

  • A – The local library
  • B – The local council offices
  • C – Learndirect
  • D – The Home Office

Question 16 – Which of the following statements is correct?

  • Information in the census is immediately available for the public to search
  • Information in the census is kept secret for 100 years

Question 17 – Which TWO of the following can vote in all UK public elections?

  • Citizens of the Irish Republic resident in the UK
  • Citizens of EU states resident in the UK
  • Citizens of the Commonwealth resident in the UK
  • Anyone resident in the UK

Question 18 – Schools must be open

  • 150 days a year
  • 170 days a year
  • 190 days a year
  • 200 days a year

Question 19 – From which TWO places can you obtain advice if you have a problem at work and need to take further action?

  • Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
  • Your local MP
  • Your employer
  • The national Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)

Question 20 – The official report of the proceedings of Parliament is called

  • The Speakers notes
  • Hansard
  • The Electoral Register
  • The Constitution

Question 21 – Which of these statements is correct?

  • For cars and motorcycles the speed limit on single carriageways in 60 mph
  • For cars and motorcycles the speed limit on single carriageways in 70 mph

Question 22 – A by-election is held

  • A – Half way through the life of a Parliament
  • B – Every two years
  • C – When an MP dies or resigns
  • D – When the Prime Minister decides to call one

Question 23 – Which of these statements is correct?

  • Children aged 13-16 cannot work for more than 12 hours in any school week
  • Children aged 13-16 cannot work for more than 10 hours in any school week

Question 24 – Which of these statements is true?

  • The governing body of the EU is the Council of the European Union
  • The governing body of the EU is the Council of Europe

ANSWERS

  1. False
  2. Episcopal and Anglican
  3. 646
  4. Education at state schools in the UK is free but parents have to pay for school uniform and sports wear
  5. A Curriculum Vitae
  6. True
  7. 1857
  8. Strasbourg and Brussels
  9. People aged 60 or over and Pregnant women or those with a baby under 12 months old
  10. False
  11. 15 million
  12. 2.7%
  13. A non departmental public body
  14. True
  15. The local library and Leardirect
  16. Information in the census is kept secret for 100 years
  17. Citizens on the Irish Republic resident in the UK and Citizens of the Commonwealth resident in the UK
  18. 190 days a year
  19. Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and the national Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
  20. Hansard
  21. For cars and motorcycles the speed limit on single carriageways is 60 mph
  22. When an MP dies or resigns
  23. Children aged 13-16 cannot work for more than 12 hours in any school week
  24. The governing body of the EU is the Council of the European Union

Find Out More

For more information on the Life in the UK Test or Immigration Services relating to Permanent Residence & British Citizenship please complete our ILR / British Citizenship Assessment Form or call now on 0800 294 4388.

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