Study for the Test (2020 version)

Important Updates Regarding the 2020 Version of the Civics Test

On Dec. 1, 2020, USCIS implemented a revised version of the civics test for naturalization (2020 civics test). Due to recent policy changes, some applicants required to take the 2020 civics test may now have a choice to take the 2020 test or the 2008 civics test. Please note that beginning on April 19, 2021, USCIS will only offer the 2008 civics test at the initial interview appointment regardless of filing date.

For more information, visit The 2020 Version of the Civics Test page.
 

To help you prepare for the 2020 version of the civics test, you can find the complete list of 128 questions and answers, civics flash cards, and a pocket study guide, as well as English language study materials. 

  • At the time of filing, if you are 65 years old or older and have been living in the United States as a lawful permanent resident of the United States for 20 or more years, you may study just the 20 questions that have been marked with an asterisk (*) found at the end of each question. 
  • On the naturalization test, some answers may change because of elections or appointments. You must answer the question with the name of the official serving at the time of your naturalization interview. For the answers to these specific questions, please visit the Civics Test Updates page.
  • Although USCIS is aware there may be additional correct answers to the civics questions, applicants are encouraged to respond to the questions using the answers provided in the study materials.

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Civics Questions and Answers 

In this section, you will find the complete list of 128 civics questions and answers for the 2020 version of the civics test in English and Spanish

If you qualify for the 65/20 special consideration, you may study just the questions with an asterisk found at the end of each question in the complete 128 list of questions above. Resources for the 65/20 questions in English and Spanish can also be found below.

Note: The text-only files can be used with screen enlargers, screen readers, refreshable Braille displays, and most other accessibility products.

Civics Flash Cards

These easy-to-use flash cards of the 128 civics questions and answers can be used by individuals for self-study or adult educators and students in the classroom to prepare for the 2020 version of the civics test.

Pocket Study Guide

This pocket study guide for the naturalization test includes the 128 civics questions and answers for the 2020 version of the civics test. It also has information about the naturalization process, general eligibility requirements, and the full list of vocabulary words for the English portion of the naturalization test.

English Language Study Materials

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