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Britain, often celebrated for its rich cultural history and iconic figures, has a citizenship test known as the “Life in the UK” test, designed to evaluate applicants’ understanding of the country. Comprising 24 questions derived from a pool of 3,000 facts about Britain, the test requires individuals to answer 75% correctly within 45 minutes to pass. Achieving a score of 18 out of 24 is necessary for success.

This test, taken approximately 150,000 times annually, comes with a £50 fee, and those who fail have the option to retake it by paying the fee each time. The test is a crucial component for individuals born abroad seeking permanent residency or British citizenship. It evaluates knowledge in areas such as British laws, history, and traditions.

In addition to tackling the challenging questions, applicants must meet other criteria, including a minimum period of residence in the UK, passing an English language test, and maintaining a clean criminal record.

Research from Essex University in 2021 revealed that two-thirds of Brits would fail the test based on their study of over 270 UK citizens, with an average of 15.6 questions answered correctly. Interestingly, many participants suggested the test should be more challenging before taking it, but opinions shifted after experiencing the examination, with most advocating for it to be made easier.

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