During your naturalization interview, a USCIS officer will ask you questions about yourself and your application. You will also have to take an English and civics test.

The English test has three parts: reading, writing and conversation.

The civics test covers important issues of U.S. history and government. Click on the following links to get materials to study: Test of English, civics exam.

Oral test

Your ability to speak English will be determined by a USCIS officer during your eligibility interview in the N-400 form, Application for Naturalization.

Reading test

You have to read aloud. At least one out of three sentences must be read correctly to prove that you are able to read in English. The content focuses on civics and history.

Writing Test

You must write one out of three sentences correctly to prove your ability to write in English.

Civics Test

There are 100 civics questions in the naturalization test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You have to answer six (6) of the 10 questions correctly to pass the civics exam.

Every applicant has two opportunities to take both the English and Civics tests.  If you fail any part of the test in your first interview, you may be retested on one of the 60 to 90 days right after your first interview.