When you want to become a citizen of the United States, you will have to take tests. These ensure that you meet the requirements for the citizenship. One of the exams checks your ability to speak, read and write in English. The other has to do with civics, government and U.S. history. It is vitally important that you take the time to study and prepare for these tests.
The test that has to do with speaking English is one that might scare some people. You will do this with the immigration officer. You will be asked to discuss some of the information on your citizenship application with the officer.
The reading test is done using a tablet on which a sentence will appear. You will have to read that sentence out loud to the officer. You must read three sentences during this part of the test.
For the written test, the officer will read a sentence and you will have to write it on a tablet using a stylus. The words on the vocabulary list noted by the USCIS will occur in all three of these components.
The civics exam, which includes questions about U.S. history and government, comes from the study guide provided by the USCIS. You should study all 100 questions on the guide unless you are 65 or older and have lived here as a legal permanent resident for at least 20 years. If you fall into that group, you only need to study the 20 noted with an asterisk. You have to answer six of 10 questions correctly to pass the exam.
It is imperative that you ensure your application and all documentation you require is in order from the start of the process. Doing that along with studying can boost your chance of success.