Life in the UK Test

Life in The UK Test FAQs

What is the Life in the UK test?

The Life in the UK test is designed to test your knowledge about life in the UK. Passing the Life in the UK test is part of demonstrating that you are ready to become a permanent resident in the UK. You need to take the test as part of your application for British citizenship or settlement in the UK.

How much does the test cost?

The test costs £50. You can pay for the test online via the official government website.

How do I book the test?

You can only book the Life in the UK test on the official government website. It is important to note that you must book the test at least 3 days in advance.

How many questions are in the Life in The UK test?

There are 24 questions in the test. The questions are all based on sections within the official Life in the UK test official study materials. Questions will be based on the 5 different topic areas listed below:

  • The values and principles of the UK
  • What is the UK?
  • The history of the UK
  • Current day UK society
  • The UK government, law and governance

As stated above, questions are based on ALL parts of the handbook. The practice handbook is made up of the 5 chapters. You do not need to remember dates of birth or death of historical figures.

What is the official Life in The UK handbook? Where can I purchase it?

You can purchase the official Life in the UK handbook online on the official website: You can also purchase the book and at online retailers such as Amazon and World of Books. The official handbook is published on behalf of the Home Office. Look out for the Home Office logo on the front cover.

What does the Life in The UK Test about?

The Life in the UK test allows you to demonstrate that you speak and read English have a good understanding of life in the UK. You still need to show that you meet the English language requirements.

Do I need to bring anything with me to the test?

All you need to bring is a form of ID such a passport or Biometric Residence Permit and proof of address. If you do not bring these, you will not be able to take the test.

What kind of questions are on the test?

Below, we have inserted a series of practice questions from the official Life in the UK practise questions handbook. The practice questions are intended to help you assess your understanding of the study materials while you prepare for the exam. Do not memorise the practice questions. The Home Office frequently revises the wording of the questions. What is key is to work on your understanding of the practice questions.

Exemplar questions:

Life in the UK Test questions

The correct answers are in bold.

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Written by Mya Alghali

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