The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says the test is being revised to “ensure it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and that it reflects best practices in adult education assessments.”
The exact changes have not been released, however, questions are being reviewed and updated. Changes may potentially be made to the speaking portion of the test as well. The civics test was last revised in 2008.
Currently, the exam focuses on three subjects: American government, American history, and integrated civics. Out of a list of 100, 10 questions are randomly generated on the exam. Applicants must get 6 out of 10 questions correct to pass the test.
The changes to the citizenship test will be implemented in December 2020 or early 2021, before the end of Trump’s term. A pilot of the revised test will be administered this fall.