About Life in UK Test

From 28 October 2013, the Life in the UK Test is a compulsory requirement for most people wanting to apply for naturalisation as a British citizen or permanent residence - also known as Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or settlement. Tthere will be two parts to the knowledge of language and life requirement, both of which must be completed by all applicants for settlement unless the individual is exempt.
Applicants arebe required to:
•             pass the Life in the UK test; and
•             to have a speaking and listening qualification in English at B1 CEFR or higher, or its equivalent.

Mantec College provides training for Life and in UK and ESOL B1 CEFR test. We are conducting at B1 CEFR test at our Centre course at 98-102 Cranbrook Road, Ilford. IG1 4NH.

 Life in UK Contents.
The Life in the UK test is based on the content of the main Home Office publication, Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents, published by The Stationery Office (TSO). This handbook has 5 chapters:
Chapter 1 – The Values and Principles of the UK
Chapter 2 – What is the UK?
Chapter 3 – A Long and Illustrious History
Chapter 4 – A Modern, Thriving Society
Chapter 5 – The UK Government, the Law and Your Role


  • There are 45 minutes to complete the test
  • The test is based on up of 24 multiple choice questions
  • Questions are chosen at random by computer
  • You need 18 correct answers out of 24 to pass the test (75% ratio)
  • There is £50 of each attempt
  • The test is conducted at around 60 Life in the UK


What type of questions will be asked

You will be asked 24 different questions. There are four types of question in the test. The first type of question involves selecting one correct answer from four options. Here is an example of this type of question.

  1. Where is the UK parliament based?
  2. □ A Holyrood
  3. □ B Senedd
  4. □ C Stormont
  5. □ D Westminster

[The correct answer is D.]

The second type of question involves deciding whether a statement is true or false.

Here is an example of this second type of question. Is  the statement below ❑ TRUE or ❑ FALSE?

  1. 'The Battle of Britain' was an aerial battle against the Germans during the Second World War:   (The correct answer is TRUE.)

  2. The third type of question involves selecting the statement which you think is correct from a choice of two statements. Here is an example of this third type of question.

    Which of the following statements is correct?

    A The thistle is the national flower of Scotland.

    B The daffodil is the national flower of Scotland.

(The correct answer is A.

The final type of question involves selecting two correct answers from four options. You need to select both correct answers to get a point on this type of question. Here is an example of this fourth type it question.

Which two are famous British artist?

  1. A Thomas Gainsborough
  2. B Sir John Lavery
  3. C Benjamin Britten
  4. □ D Graham Greene

[The correct answer is A + B]

The Life in the UK test consists of 24 questions about different aspects of life in the UK today. You will take your test on a computer, you have 45 minutes to complete all the questions. In order to pass the test, you have to answer 18 questions correctly. The questions are based on ALL parts of Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide for New Residents.
You can only take your test at a registered and approved test centre, and you can only book your test online at www.lifeintheuktest.gov.uk

To prepare for your Life in the UK test you may need to study Life in the UK Official Study Guide, 2014 Edition (Life in the United Kingdom) by TSO (you cand by this on Amazon, WH Smth or any other book store) and Life in the Life in the United Kingdom: Official Practice Questions and Answers, 2014 Edition by TSO ( (you cand by this on Amazon, WH Smth ). These practice questions given in the book are not the actual questions that you will get in the Life in the UK test, but by answering them correctly give you idea how do you need to answer the quections and whether you are ready to take the test pr not.

Some candidate may find difficult to understand this book. To help candidate The Mantec College Organises preparation classes.

We make easy to  understand the contents of the official handbook . Our trainer can support you in English,  Urdu, Punjabi,  Hindi languages also.
How do we support you:

  • you are invited to attend  one full day or two half day sessions
  • During class sessions book contents are thoroughly  explained
  •  Question and answer sessions
  • Group discussion
  • One to one session
  • Question types and answering technique explaines
  • Mock test carried out
  • Hand outs given
  • Online Study material provided
  • Access to online Practice Tests (under construction)

This teaching session will help you to understand the life in the UK Test book, classes are conducted in a friendly atmosphere taking into account the people who has difficulty understanding English or English is their second langage. We have prepare study material in plan simple English with the emphasis of on important topics which you will  find easy to rad and understand.

What is the procedure for Life in UK test?
You are required to book  test at designated government test centres of their own choice. you must register with the UKBA online. You will have to provide various pieces of information before you can book. You will also have to pay in advance. Follow the instruction on this to complete registration.

Over 82% of our students have achieved a pass rate from the first attempt of the exam after attending the course.
For further information contact Bushra  at  0208-432 -6350 0r 0792 761 7722


  Life in UK - QALife in UK Handbook





Spouse Extension

ILR or Passport

You can take any of the following course::

ESOL Entry Level 1 = A1 (Speaking and Listening Only)

ESOL Entry Level 2 = A2 (Speaking and Listening Only)

ESOL Entry Level 3 = A3 (Speaking and Listening Only)

You need to take following two courses:

ESOL Entry Level 3 = B1 (Speaking and Listening Only)

Life in UK Test (computer based only at UKBA recognised centres)