By | October 8, 2015

When you take the “Life in the UK” examinations, the results will be announced as soon as you are done with the test session. The test manager will announce whether you have passed or failed. If you pass with more than 75%, which is the passing mark, you will be handed a pass notification letter by the test manager. However, what should you do if you fail the test?


Do not give up

If you fail in the Life in the UK test, it does not mean that you have to leave immediately. It does not mean that you cannot give it a try once again either. You can continue to stay as long as your Leave to Remain continues to remain valid. If you are still interested, give it one more chance. You could even keep taking the test till you pass. However, it will involve the time and the money that you would need to invest in order to prepare and reappear for the test. You must be prepared to pay fifty pounds for the test. Also, keep in mind that you will have to take the next test only after a gap of seven days in between.

How do you clear your retry?

In order to be able to clear your retry, you must know what made you fail in your first attempt. There are only 2 possible reasons for this: your level of English is below Entry Level 1 or your preparation was just not enough or not up to the mark. What can you do in such a case? You can attend British Citizenship classes along with ESOL classes. This will not only improve your knowledge of the English language but also help you know what to expect on the day of the examination well in advance. Alternatively, check your notification letter.

Check your notification letter

Your notification letter can be quite a valuable resource. Do not discard it. It will tell you where you went wrong. Note down all the wrong answers and see if it tells you whether you are weak in certain areas. Mug up the Life in the UK handbook after this. It is a guide for new residents. Compare your answers as per the notification letter with the answers given in the handbook. If you are still not sure, consider taking online tests to see where you could improve.

Take an online test

What better way to improve your knowledge than by testing it? Visit a site like take the online test for free so that you know what you could have done right. Taking the mock test well in advance will prepare you for the re-examination. You could select the answers you think are right and click on the “check” button, which will give you the right answers. You could easily compare your answers with the right answers on the site, which will be indicated by a different colour. You could even click on the “Review Question” button if you want the site owners to review the question. You could even take the test as many times as you want online.