USCIS has recently announced changes to the naturalization civics test. The test will be expanded to 128 possible questions and will require applicants to answer more questions than the current naturalization test. The new test will apply to all applicants who file their applications after December 1, 2020. The agency first announced plans to revise the civics test in July 2019.
The revised test includes more questions that test applicants’ understanding of U.S. history and civics. The revised test will not change the passing score, which will remain at 60%. However, candidates must answer at least 12 questions out of 20 to pass, rather than the current 6 out of 10 questions required by the current test. Applicants who are 65 years or older and have at least 20 years of lawful permanent residence will still be eligible for special considerations and will only be asked 10 questions. There are no changes to the English fluency portion of the test.
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