Citizenship Test 2020 Version (Civics Test 2020)

128 Civics Questions and Answers (2020 version)

Citizenship test 2020 - your path to an American passport

The 128 questions and answers from the citizenship 2020 version of the civics test are listed on the following pages. The citizenship test 2020 is an oral test and the USCIS officer will ask you to answer 20 out of the 128 civics test questions. You must answer at least 12 questions (or 60%) correctly to pass the 2020 version of the civics test.

Some answers may change because of elections or appointments. The most current answers to these questions on the civics test can be found at here. You must answer the question with the name of the official serving at the time of your naturalization interview.

Although USCIS is aware there may be additional correct answers to the 2020 version of the civics test questions, you are encouraged to respond to the questions using the answers provided in this study guide.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, you can pass the 120 question civics test if you study well. Please note that in the USCIS website the practice is in a multiple choice test form. During the naturalization interview and test, however, the USCIS officer will ask you 20 random questions, out of the 120 questions you’ve practiced on. To pass the civics test you’ll have to answer correctly on 12 out of the 20 questions (60%).

There are 128 questions on the civics test (2020 version) and 100 questions in the 2008 version. To pass the civics test (2020 version) you will have to answer on 12 out of 20 questions that the USCIS officer will ask you.

Most USCIS officers will choose questions completely randomly. You should practice all questions equally.

You will be given 2 opportunities to pass the civics test. During your first interview, if you fail in any part of the civics test, you will be retested only on this part within 60 to 90 days from the date of the first interview.

Important: if you fail the 2008 version, you will be retested on the 2008 version. If you fail the 2020 version, you will be retested on the 2020 version.

Some people say the civics test 2020 version is harder than the civics test 2008 mostly because you need to answer correctly on 12 out of 20 questions, instead of 6 out of 10 question. If you study well enough, the civics test won’t be hard for you of course.

Yes you can. You don’t have to be tested on the English part (but you still have to take the civics test!) if:

  • The “50/20” exception: you are 50 or older when filing for naturalization and you were a permanent resident (you had a green card) for 20 years

OR

  • The “55/15” exception: you are 55 or older when filing for naturalization and you were a permanent resident (you had a green card) for 15 years

The naturalization test includes an English part which is made of 3 portions: 

  1. Speaking portion
  2. Reading portion
  3. Writing portion

The US citizenship test is mostly oral except for the Writing portion.