Does the Citizenship Test Change From Year to Year?


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The U.S. citizenship test does not change from year to year, according to Public Radio International. The test, however, does contain a rotating bank of 100 possible questions within the civics portion. Applicants are asked 10 of these questions and must answer six correctly.

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As of May 2015, the Immigration and Nationality Act requires that all naturalization applicants demonstrate a sufficient ability to read, write and speak English, notes the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The civics portion of the test is designed to evaluate whether or not the applicant has a working knowledge of U.S. history and government. The newest version of the naturalization exam began administration on October 1, 2008, and the pass rate for applicants as of May 2015 is 91 percent.

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