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To think the UK citizenship test is full of pointless questions which will not help people live in the UK?

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dilemma456 Wed 05-Aug-09 20:11:28

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Jaquelinehyde Wed 05-Aug-09 20:14:00

It is the most ridiculous test ever invented. I know a few people who have taken it and passed, but had no idea why they should know some of the stuff that was asked.

I will have ago at your linked test just for the fun of it, hang on.

Jaquelinehyde Wed 05-Aug-09 20:19:44

The best so far ...

How many parliamentary constituencies are there?

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 05-Aug-09 20:20:15

Just done the test:

"You have failed the practice citizenship test.

Questions answered correctly: 14 out of 24 (58%)

Time taken: 03 minutes 49 seconds"


Native-born, too.

Odd mix of questions.

Jaquelinehyde Wed 05-Aug-09 20:20:27

Followed closely by...

The number of children and young people up to the age of 19 in the UK is?

naturalblonde Wed 05-Aug-09 20:20:39

I got 11 out of 24. It really is the stupidest test ever.

JeMeSouviens Wed 05-Aug-09 20:20:46

It all seems rather pointless and you'd learn the info just to pass the test. I scored a paltry 8. (did not grow up in the UK, citizen by parent)

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 05-Aug-09 20:21:30

I took a guess at those ones, Jaquelinehyde, maybe I should have googled with the rest of my 45 minutes? grin

LeonieSoSleepy Wed 05-Aug-09 20:22:43

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LeonieSoSleepy Wed 05-Aug-09 20:23:29

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Jaquelinehyde Wed 05-Aug-09 20:23:59

Oh dear God

Schools must be open

It then lists the number of days a year they should be open? WTF?!

leftangle Wed 05-Aug-09 20:24:02

WTF - I only got 14 right and I should think some of them were random guesses (I am british btw). Why on earth should potential emigrants have to know more than your average brit?

expatinscotland Wed 05-Aug-09 20:25:10

It was ridiculous and I took it a few years ago. Apparently, it's harder now.

sweetnitanitro Wed 05-Aug-09 20:25:16

Not to mention the cost of the test and visa, we just can't afford for DH (Canadian) to take the test so he'll have to make do with his ILR.

leftangle Wed 05-Aug-09 20:25:19

immigrants even

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 05-Aug-09 20:25:45

Jaquelinehyde, that one's easier - 5 days a week, 40 weeks a year.

MitchyInge Wed 05-Aug-09 20:26:47

50% native here

miserable failure: Questions answered correctly: 15 out of 24 (63%)

Time taken: 03 minutes 43 seconds

anyone look at the test summary to see which ones they got right?

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Wed 05-Aug-09 20:27:35

Oh don't. YANBU. DH has failed twice. He is now overstaying his visa But we don't have extra 465 quid to extend it til he passes and has to pay 820 quid to apply for ILR. Shitting selves personally.

Firawla Wed 05-Aug-09 20:27:45

You have failed the practice citizenship test.

Questions answered correctly: 7 out of 24 (29%)

the test was rubbish

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Wed 05-Aug-09 20:28:32

Oh and no horror stories about overstaying visas please. I can't take it

shoshe Wed 05-Aug-09 20:28:34

DDIl has just taken it (SA by birth) she could answer more than I could!

And you are right cost her more than £1000.00 for citizenship and passport.

PerArduaAdNauseum Wed 05-Aug-09 20:28:39

Agree it's pretty random - I got 63% yesterday iirc - at least I beat DH grin. Shall we ask to be deported? wink

Jaquelinehyde Wed 05-Aug-09 20:33:36

It will be no great suprise to you to hear that I failed. 13/24.

DP (an immigrant) now says "I must leave the UK, I must not pass go, I must now collect £200"! grin

Leonie - you're lucky, you now have to do the test just to get indefinite leave to remain.

TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Wed 05-Aug-09 20:34:25

I got 12. blush British born and bred!

Tee2072 Wed 05-Aug-09 20:37:36

LeonieSoSleepy I'm right there with you on that one. Totally no point with my ILR.

Of course, to get an ILR these days, you have to take that test!!

Oh, and from what I understand, the US citizenship test is just as stupid.

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