About the test
Life in the UK test is a computer based multiple choice test containing 24 questions and is designed to test applicant’s knowledge of life in the United Kingdom.
Booking the test
You must use the official booking website to book the test. You will need to select your preferred test location from a list of available test centres. There is no difference in test difficulty between the test centres and we advise you to use the closest one.
You need to know the information contained in the 3rd edition handbook “Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new Residents”. Every single question in the official test will be based on this book.
What to expect at the test centre
Make sure to give yourself a two-hour slot for the test. We advise you to arrive 15 minutes early to be on the safe side. The identity checks should take another 15 minutes and you will be given 45 minutes to complete the test. Additionally, if you choose to do a practice test to familiarise yourself with the test format you will need even more time. The waiting time for the result is usually less than 5 minutes and you will be able to leave the test centre upon receiving your pass (or fail) certificate.