If you are planning to apply for settlement (also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain) you are required to pass the Life in the UK Test. If your level of English is lower than ESOL Entry 3 and you wish to apply for naturalisation or indefinite leave to remain, you will need to attend combined English language (ESOL) and citizenship classes instead.
There are plenty of test centres up and down the UK to sit the test. You should book your test at least a couple of weeks before you plan to take it. There are also learning centres to help improve your keyboard skills. Take the test before you apply for naturalisation.
The test has 24 questions with a time duration of 45 minutes, With practice, the Life in the UK Test will become much easier. You are advised to read the relevant chapters from the official book a couple of times until you are confident.
Test questions are designed to test your knowledge on the chapters of the book, which are based on chapters 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 of the revised handbook (second edition) "Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship". Most of the chapters are fairly easy, but some require a bit more effort.
Preparation is key
There are a lot of facts and figures which you will need to learn in order to pass the Life in the UK Test. There are many who have lived in the UK all their lives would find this test extremely challenging. A re-test costs around 34, so failing can be very expensive. It is advised that you join a practice test site to make sure you are fully prepared.
If you are getting at least 75% of answers (18 out of 24) correct most of the time, then you are ready for the official test, otherwise re-arrange your test date and undertake further study. Apply for settlement or submit citizenship application.