uAcademy is dedicated to helping students with their Life In The UK Test. We’ve created FREE Practice tests so that our students can pass quickly and easily. The tests have been created by our experts, and they are very similar to the real exam questions.
We have created the tests based on the latest 2021 Official Life in the UK Test Papers, so they are fully up to date with the latest specification. The questions are based on The Official 3rd Edition Handbook “Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents”, and we also update our exams and content regularly so you can be assured that you have the latest information.
We have worked very hard to prepare hundreds of questions which will help you pass your test first time. Our award-winning Learning System can be used anywhere on any device! Did we mention that you can practice as MUCH as you want for free?
To take the practice exams please click an exam from the list below. We would strongly recommend to go through all of the practice exams.
How to Book Life In The UK Test
When booking the real test please ensure that you’re booking directly from the UK Government website only. When you are booking the test, you will need to select your preferred test location and the date and time for the test. We would recommend to book the test at your nearest test centre. To book your test please use the following link: https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test
We would strongly advise not to use any third-party companies to book the exam on your behalf. Booking directly with the UK Government will ensure that you’re paying the correct price and not being overcharged. If you need any help with the booking please contact us and we will help.
Frequently Asked Questions about The Life In the UK Test
What is The Life In the UK Test?
The Life in the UK test is a computer-based test with 24 Questions. It is one of the requirements for anyone seeking Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK or naturalisation as a British citizen. The test is designed to prove that the applicant has sufficient knowledge of British life and sufficient proficiency in the English language.
Is the Life In the UK test the same as the British Citizenship Test?
Yes, The Life in the UK test and the British Citizenship test are the same. The official name of it is “Life in the UK”, but it is sometimes called: British Citizenship test, UK Citizenship test, Living in the UK test, In the UK life test, Live UK test, Life in the test UK. These tests are all the same, and there are no other tests apart from the one.
Who has to take the Life in the UK test?
You will need to take the test if you are aged between 18 – 64 and you are applying for British Citizenship, Settlement or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK. This is a requirement for the application.
Do I have to take the Life In the UK test?
You WILL need to take the test if:
- You are aged 18 – 64
- You are applying for British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK.
You do NOT need to take the test if:
- You are aged under 18
- You are aged over 64
- You’re unable to take the test due to Long Term Physical Illness or Mental Condition. You will be required to provide proof of this.
What is the Life In the UK Pass Rate?
To pass the Official Life In the UK test, you must score 75% or more. This means that you will need to answer at least 18 questions correctly out of 24 questions.
The latest figures state that out of 100 people that take the test only 64 pass and 36 will fail. Due to this it’s important to be prepared for the exam by studying and practising with test papers.
How Long Does the Life the UK test last and How many Questions are there?
The test has 24 questions in total, and you must answer at least 18 questions correctly to pass.
The time limit for the test is 45 minutes.
How Do I Book The Life In The UK Test?
When booking Life in the UK test, please ensure that you’re booking directly from the UK Government website only. When you are booking the test, you will need to select your preferred test location and the date and time for the test. We would recommend booking the test at your nearest test centre. To book your test, please use the following link: https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test
We would strongly advise not to use any third-party companies to book life in the UK test on your behalf. Booking directly with the UK Government will ensure that you’re paying the correct price and not being overcharged. If you need any help with the booking, please contact us and we will help.
How much does the Official Life In the UK Test cost?
The test fee is currently £50.00 – This is the correct fee if booked directly. If you are being charged more than this then you are either using a third-party website. Please only use the following link to make your booking: https://www.gov.uk/life-in-the-uk-test
What ID documents will I need to book the test?
When you are booking the test, you will need to prove your identity. It’s important to note that the ID that you use to book the test MUST be taken with when you go to the test centre. If you don’t take the same ID, then you may not be allowed to take the test. The following ID’s are accepted:
- Passport (Valid and Expired Passports are accepted)
- UK Driving License
- European ID Card
- Biometric Residence Permit
A Full List of the ID requirements can be found here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/877383/LitUK_candidate_identification_requirements_v5.8a.pdf
How can I prepare for the real test?
There are two ways to prepare for the real test. The first method is by reading a study guide which has all of the information required for the test. We are currently in the process of making a FREE Life in UK test book for all of our students which will help you with the test.
The second is by practising with our free online practice exams. We’ve created several tests that are almost identical to the real test, and you should practice them before booking the real exam. The free tests that are provided have been developed by an expert team of immigration advisers. The Free Tests can be found here:
We would strongly advise completing all of the practice tests as this will give you the best chances of passing.
Are the practice tests realistic, and will the questions come up in the real exam?
The online tests that we’ve created are very realistic and almost identical to the real exam paper. We have a strict time limit on them too, which replicates the real test. The questions in our test have been in real exams, and you may see them again. We would highly recommend completing all of the practice exams.
How difficult is the real test?
The real test has 24 questions that are randomly generated, and you will need to answer 18 questions correctly to pass. It’s important to know that the questions are random and it’s a common misconception that one test centre has easier questions than another. This is not true, and all test centres have the same software for the tests.
The latest figures show that the pass rate is 64% which means out of 100 people, only 64 will pass the test. To give yourself the best chance to pass, please use the free materials we’ve provided before you take the test.
Do I need to arrive early for the test?
Yes! You must arrive at least 15 minutes early. The test centre will take your ID and verify it, which will take approximately 15 minutes. You will then have 45 minutes to complete the exam, and the results should be available within 5 minutes after completing the exam. If you pass the exam, then you will be given your Pass Certificate immediately, and you can leave with it.
Please ensure you allow 1.5 hours for the whole procedure.
Will I need to bring ID with me to the test?
Yes! You will need to bring the same ID that you used when booking the test online. The picture on the ID must show a true likeness of yourself.
If you fail to bring the correct ID you may be refused to complete the exam and you will need to re-book.
Can I bring a friend / relative / companion with me?
Some test centres may allow a companion, but most do not. Please check with the test centre before the test date. You are allowed to bring guests to the British Citizenship Ceremony
What happens if I fail the test?
If you fail the test, then you will need to wait at least seven days before booking another test. During this period we recommend that practice with our exams. You will need to pay £50.00 for booking another exam.
There is no limit on the number of times you can attempt the exam, but each time it will cost £50.00.
What happens if I pass the test?
If you pass the test, then you will receive a pass certificate immediately at the test centre and you can take it with you immediately.
Does the Pass certificate have an expiry date?
The Life In the UK Pass Certificate does NOT have an expiry date, and you can use it for your British Citizenship or Settlement Application.
Important Notes fo when you book the test
When you book the test, please ensure that all of the details are correct as any errors may cause issues on the day of the test.
Things to remember:
- Name – Ensure your name is Spelt Correctly and that it is in the correct order (first name and last name)
- Place of Birth – Ensure that your Place of birth is correct.
If your Passport has an Identify Number and Passport Number, please make sure you are entering the Passport Number when booking.
When you’re taking the exam, please read all 24 questions carefully and take your time to answer.
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