Pass Life in the Uk Test in First Attempt: A Complete Guide

  • study during commute
  • study after putting kids to bed.
  • cutting down my ‘winding with Netflix’ time
Everyone: (when I fail the test)

What is Life in the UK Test

You have delusions of adequacy my friend.

  • Booking (fairly easy)
  • Preparation (the elephant in the room)
  • Test ( the D-Day)


Who is required to give the Life in the UK test?

Eligibility to give the test?

How long before one should book?

How to register for the Life in the UK Test?

What do you require while registering for the test?

  1. email address
  2. debit or credit card
  3. an accepted form of ID (this can be a valid passport, a valid travel document with a photo, biometric residence permit or biometric residence card

How much is the fee?

How to book a centre?


Preparing with Book

Preparing with the mobile app


Practising from the Book

  1. You don’t miss out on anything.
  2. You get the satisfaction of going through the entire content.
  3. You must read the ENTIRE book, which is quite detailed (and boring!)
  4. Your work/other engagements (eg Netflix) /kids suffer. (Notice that Netflix comes before kids )
  5. You are not in the habit of reading anymore. ( That's me 🙋🏻‍♀️)
  6. You cant read during the commute. (I get motion sickness)
  7. Too much info to remember.

Practice from Mobile App

  1. You can pick it up any time of the day to practice (admit it! never get it out of your sight)
  2. You can practice while travelling. (Unfortunately, there are no signals underground)
  3. It’s possible to practice while watching tv (yes believe me)
  4. Great to pass the time while waiting for your kids' football practice to finish.
  5. The complete content of the Book is usually not covered in most of the apps.
  6. Most apps are too complicated, especially for those with a poor sense of direction (mine is horrible)
  7. Almost all the apps I used were extremely unaesthetic, with a bombardment of ads. ( I could hardly find the questions hidden among all the ads of home insurance and dog food)
  8. It's just not possible cant remember the monotonous delivery of information (All questions seem alike).
  9. Not enough explanations are given to help you remember the facts.

I was disgusted!!!

Pact to Myself

What points I kept in mind while developing my own app

It must cover the entire book

It gives information in such a way that it remains in your head even when you close the app

This is the home screen that shows your progress and the different ways to practice
Here you can search the words or phrases and get all the questions that include those words
The questions are prepared in the same format as the actual test format
If you don't know the answer press the help tab and you will see the correct answer followed by its explanation and related pictures to stimulate your visual memory

It must work without the internet

It must be simple yet beautiful

Sprinkle of Science

Multiple Tests

Gives you instant feedback on your progress and track your performance


What happens before the test

  • Unfortunately(or fortunately), you cannot bring children or other family members with you to the centre
  • You will be required to keep all your belongings (including, mobile phone, handbag and coats) in a locker.
  • You will then be taken to a room where your ID is checked. A little bit overwhelming but since you are into it so better play it along)
  • You must bring the same ID that you used to book the test (very important!). Your photo will also be taken on the day to confirm your ID.
  • You will not be able to take the test and you will not get a refund if you do not bring the correct ID or if you refuse to have your photo taken.
  • Now you are all ready. You will then be taken to the test room.
Let’s Do it!

During the test

  • There might be other candidates giving tests as well.
  • Tests given to each candidate are different so there is no chance for any unfair practice.
  • When the tests start, you will be given a few practice questions (don’t worry if you get them wrong, they will not affect your final scores). These questions are given to make sure that you understand the procedure and get familiar with the testing software.
No Chance of this!

If you pass the test

  • You must score 75% or more to pass the test.
  • This means you must get 18 or more answers correct out of 24 questions.
  • You will be given a ‘reference number’ and a Pass Certificate.
  • This number will be needed to complete your citizenship or settlement application.
  • The Home Office will check through this reference number that you’ve passed.
  • Try not to lose the certificate. (Please don’t laminate it as Home Office people do not accept the laminated documents.
Me. Outside the Test Centre

If you fail the test

  • Unfortunately, you need to wait at least 7 days before taking the test again.
  • You can take the test as many times as you need to.
  • Although you will need to book the test and pay again each time.
  • And if you still haven’t purchased my app yet, this would be the best time to do it.

Good Luck!




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