15 Frequently Asked Questions About the Australian Citizenship Test

Australian Citizenship Test - 15 Frequently Asked Questions

Taking the Australian Citizenship Test in the near future? We are sure you are likely to experience some confusion about many things. Here, we are covering our most frequently asked questions about the citizenship test.

1. Who needs to take the test?

People between the ages of 18 and 59 on the day they receive your application for citizenship by conferral are generally required to sit the test. You will sit the test after your eligibility and identity have been confirmed at the interview.

2. How do I pass my Australian citizenship test?

The passing mark is 75%. You will have to answer at least 15 out of 20 questions correctly. You must correctly answer all 5 questions of the new chapter Australian values. The test is based on the resource booklet Australian Citizenship: Our Common Bond.

3. How many times can you take the Australian citizenship test?

If you do not pass the test after three appointments, your application may be refused.

4. For the Australian Citizenship Test, what are some examples of Australian Values questions?

Here are some examples of Values questions you could be asked:
In Australia, who is protected by our laws and legal systems?

In Australia, who has the right to make their own independent choices about marriage and religion?

In the citizenship pledge, who do Australian citizens pledge their loyalty to?

5. What are the questions in the Australian citizenship test?

There is no way of knowing what questions you will be asked on your test. The questions can come from anywhere within the resource booklet. It is therefore essential to learn and memorise all the information within the booklet.

6. How long is the processing time for Australian citizenship?

According to the Department’s current published processing time, most citizenship applications are processed within 22 months (from date of application to ceremony)

7. What is the cost for the Australian citizenship test?

You will not be charged an additional fee to sit the test. The citizenship application fee that you paid includes the test.

8. Is the English test required for Australian citizenship?

At the moment, applicants do not have to sit a separate English language test because the citizenship test itself is a de facto English language test. Applicants need a basic knowledge of English to pass.

9. Can I track my citizenship application?

You can track the status of your application via your ImmiAccount. Otherwise, you can use processing times as a guide to find out how long it might take to process your application.

10. Does Australia allow dual citizenship?

People can become dual citizens automatically, or after being granted citizenship of another country. For example, an Australian citizen may automatically gain citizenship of another country through marriage. A permanent resident of Australia may become a dual citizen by becoming an Australian citizen.

11. How long after taking the citizenship test will I receive my citizenship certificate?

After attending the oath ceremony and making you pledge of commitment, you should receive your citizenship certificate. If you do not receive it at the ceremony, it will be posted to you. You will need this document if you wish to apply for a passport.

12. How long will I wait between my citizenship test and the ceremony in Australia?

The majority of approved applicants will have the opportunity to attend a ceremony within 8 months of approval.

13. When will I receive my test results?

After completing the test, you will be notified on the computer screen whether you have failed or passed the test. If you fail, you will be able to take the test again, perhaps even on the same day.

If you have passed the Australian citizenship test, your test result will be automatically sent to your citizenship application file. You will need to wait for the overall decision on your application.

If your application is approved, you will need to attend a citizenship ceremony. Once you have made your pledge of commitment to Australia, you will officially become an Australian citizen.

14. Is the test hard?

Many have expressed that the Australian Citizenship Test is too hard to pass.
However, the test is not difficult if you prepare for it. Most people who read the resource booklet Our Common Bond and commit all the information to memory will pass the test.

15. What is the best way to prepare for the Australian Citizenship Test?

✔ First, read the resource booklet Our Common Bond once to give you a general idea of the content.

✔ Then, read the first chapter a few times. Take the corresponding Chapter Tests that cover all the material within that chapter. Follow that method for all chapters. Taking practice questions will test your knowledge of the material.

✔ Then, take our Simulation Tests, which replicate the official government test and draw questions from all testable chapters, including the five mandatory questions on Australian Values. This stage will make you used to the format of the citizenship test.

✔ If you answer all the questions successfully, you will know that you are well prepared and ready to take the official test. You may even ACE IT!

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