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Australian Citizenship Test FAQs

The Australian citizenship test is a computer-based test that assesses an applicant's knowledge of Australia, its people, laws, government, and customs. It is a requirement for anyone seeking to become an Australian citizen.

The test covers a range of topics, including Part 1: Australia and its people, Part 2: Australia’s democratic beliefs, rights and liberties, Part 3: Government and the law in Australia, Part 4: Australian values and Glossary. It also tests English language proficiency.

The test consists of 20 multiple-choice questions.

To pass the test, you must answer at least 15 questions correctly. And answer all 5 of the Australian values questions correctly.

You have 45 minutes to complete the test.

Yes, there are a range of resources available to help you prepare for the test, including practice tests, and study guides provided by the Australian government and our website.

If you fail the test, you can re-take it after 7 days. You can take the test up to three times. If you fail three times, you will need to wait two years before you can take the test again.

No, the test is only available in English.

No, applicants under the age of 18 are not required to take the test.

If you pass the test and meet all other citizenship requirements, you will be invited to attend a citizenship ceremony where you will make the Australian Citizenship Pledge and receive your citizenship certificate.