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Trump Revises US Civics Test

By Nita Nicole Upadhye

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Trump revises US civics test

Applications for US naturalization made on or after December 1, 2020, will now take a revised version of the US civics test.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the changes on November 13, 2020.

The new test requires applicants to study 128 civic items, an increase on 100 under the previous test. The test now covers more questions about US politics and history.

The new test comes as Trump pushes through final changes ahead of Joe Biden taking office in January.

There are 20 questions in the US civics test. To pass, the applicants must score at least 60%, or 12 out of 20.

The existing special consideration for those 65 years old or older and have at least 20 years of lawful permanent resident status will remain in place. These individuals will need to answer at least 6 out of 10 questions correctly in order to pass.

The civics test is an integral part of the US citizenship application process. Applicants take the test, along with the English language test, when attending their naturalization interview.

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Last updated: November 30, 2020

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Founder & Principal Attorney Nita Nicole Upadhye is a recognized leader in the field of US business immigration law, (The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and AILA) and an experienced and trusted advisor to large multinational corporates through to SMEs. She provides strategic immigration advice and specialist application support to corporations and professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, artists, actors and athletes from across the globe to meet their US-bound talent mobility needs.

Nita is an active public speaker, thought leader, immigration commentator, and immigration policy contributor and regularly hosts training sessions for employers and HR professionals.

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