Passing the Australian citizenship test is the most important and sometimes a bit scary part of the journey of Australian citizenship. The Australian citizenship test is designed to test your knowledge about Australia’s history, her culture, her democratic values and your rights and responsibilities as an Australian citizen.
The citizenship test is in simple English. There are 20 multiple-choice questions which you need to answer in 45 minutes. You need to get 15 questions right i.e. 75% accuracy to pass the test.
Nothing makes it easy like practising it!
Unfortunately, the Department of Home Affairs provides only one set of 20 practice questions which is not enough. Hence, I decided to build a bunch of practice tests myself and make it available to you.
Types of Citizenship Practice Tests
I have created two different types of practice tests:
- Complete practice test
- Section-wise practice tests
Citizenship Practice Test – Complete Version
The complete version of the citizenship practice test tries to match the Australian citizenship test as closely as possible.
Just like a real test, it is a multiple-choice test which needs to be completed in 45 minutes. You need to answer 15 questions correctly to pass. You can practice it as many times as you want.
The test fetches 20 random questions from the pool of over 250 unique questions each time you try it.
Section-wise Practice Tests
I have added another unique way to test your knowledge of a particular section from our common bond booklet. Since the booklet is divided into three sections, I decide to create test for each of these sections. This way if you feel that you are weak in certain areas of the booklet, you can focus all your practice in that area.
There are three set of practice tests.
Practice test for Part 1 – Australia and its people
This practice test contains questions on the history of Australia as a British settlement, it’s Aboriginal culture, the geography of Australia and important traditions and symbols of Australia.
Practice test for Part 2 – Australia’s democratic beliefs, rights and liberties
This practice test focuses on the democratic values of Australia’s government system, freedom and equality offered by Australia to her people and the rights and responsibilities of an Australian citizen.
Practice test for Part 3 – Government and the law in Australia
The practice test for Part 3 focuses on the crucial and probably the most confusing part of the citizenship booklet. It contains questions about parliamentary system of Australia, arms of government, Australia’s leadership hierarchy, responsibilities of various levels of the governments and Australia’s judiciary system.
As a heuristic which I derived from my own experience, you should consistently score 90% (i.e. 18/20) or more in your practice tests before you attempt the real citizenship test. I hope that these practice tests will boost your confidence and help you prepare for the real test.
I will keep updating these tests on a regular basis to keep them latest and useful. Your suggestions to improve the quality of questions or the format of the practice tests are always welcome.
Wish you all the best for your citizenship journey!