While applying for U.S. Citizenship, applicants are required to take an English language test and a Civics test. Applicants must establish to the satisfaction of the interviewing officer that they are able to read, write and speak basic English and that they have basic knowledge of US history and about the US government. But considering the age and disability factors, the citizenship interview questions differ.
100 questions for citizenship:
There is a list of 100 citizenship test answers that one needs to know. As mentioned earlier, there are certain exceptions to take the naturalization test. Per immigration rules, if the applicant is over 50 years old and has lived in the United States as a Permanent Resident for periods totaling at least 20 years or over 55 years old and has lived in the United States as a Permanent Resident for periods totaling at least 15 years, he/she need not take the English test. But he/she has to take the civics test in the language of his/her choice.
In another case, if the applicant is over 65 years of age and have been a permanent resident for periods totaling at least 20 years, he/she need not take the English test. In such a case, the applicant has to take the Civics test, but can take it in a language of his/her choice. Here the test will be a simpler version. Around 10 questions will be asked out of a list of 25. And also the applicant is eligible for an exception for the naturalization test if he/she has a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, where the impairment affects his/her ability to learn English and Civics. So one has to file Form N-648 requesting an exception and this has to be filed along with the citizenship application.
Other requirements as far as English and Civics is concerned are, if you qualify for a medical exception, you should still be able to take the Oath of Allegiance to the US. If the applicant has a physical or mental disability and cannot communicate an understanding of the meaning of the Oath, USCIS may excuse him/her from this requirement. If the applicant qualifies for a waiver of the English proficiency requirement, he/she should be prepared to bring an interpreter. Most of the citizenship interview questions and answers remain unchanged. Only a few citizenship test answers like the names of persons holding government positions change. The citizenship interview questions are not a multiple choice test. Your civics knowledge will be tested orally. The USCIS Officer will ask around 10 questions out of the 100 citizenship interview questions. Six of the citizenship test answers out of ten should be correct to pass the civics section of the naturalization test. Your ability to speak, read, write, and understand English will be evaluated at your interview.
Your English skills will be tested in reading, writing and speaking. Three sentences will be given and the you should read one sentence just to let the USCIS officer know that you understand the meaning of the sentence. Then you will be required to write one sentence out of the three given. As far as speaking ability is concerned, it will be determined by the answers to the questions asked by USCIS officers during the interview.