The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is set to change the naturalization test, which is more known as the “U.S. Citizenship Test.”
In a recent statement, the USCIS says it is about to conduct a trial for the new naturalization/citizenship test. The changes concern the speaking and civics portions of the exam.
The reading and writing parts, which are the other two portions, will stay the same.
The edits under trial come after the USCIS received calls to standardize the test as judging applicants has been subjective when it comes to the speaking and civics test.
The speaking test will be “standardized” to reflect a “typical conversation.”
Meanwhile, the civics test will no longer be in a fill-in-the-blank format. Instead, it will be a multiple-choice exam.
These edits will make it easier to pass the exam.
This comes after the test was criticized for being too difficult. A survey found that 2 of 3 American citizens would flunk the exam.
From these trials, the naturalization test will further be assessed and edited.
Until then, the USCIS welcomes comments from the public about the test. Just shoot an email to email@example.com.
For tips on naturalization and how to ace your citizenship test, reach out to a trusted immigration lawyer.