How Many Questions Do You Have to Get Right on the U.S. Citizenship Test?

Applicants must correctly answer six out of 10 questions on the civics test portion of the naturalization process, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The overall process also includes an English test, which has three components: reading, writing and speaking.

The questions asked during the civics test are but 10 out of 100 possible questions. USCIS offers these questions and answers in the form of free, downloadable study materials at Study materials include all questions and answers in sentence format or flash cards, though the actual civics test is an oral test. Applicants are allowed to take the civics test and the English test twice.

The speaking part of the English test occurs during an applicant's eligibility interview in the naturalization process. The interviewer asks the same questions that occur on Form N-400, says Immihelp. The interviewer places the applicant under oath and then asks questions about background, the applicant's individual case and supporting evidence, place and length of residence, character, attachment to the Constitution and willingness to take an Oath of Allegiance to the United States. For the reading portion, an applicant must read three sentences correctly. An applicant must write out three sentences correctly for the writing test.