How well do you know Germany and it’s history? Do you think you would pass the German naturalization test (German citizenship test)?
Below is a model of the actual German naturalization test for Bavaria. Take the test to find out if you can pass it!
#1. What is the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany called?
#2. What is the name of the parliament for all of Germany?
#3. Who will elect the German Federal Chancellor?
#4. Mrs. Seger has a child. What does she have to do to receive parental allowance?
#5. What wasn't there in Germany during the Nazi era?
#6. Which school-leaving qualifications do you normally need to start studying at a university in Germany?
#7. Which war lasted from 1939 to 1945?
#8. Maik and Sybille want to hold a demonstration on the street with friends where they live in Germany. What do you have to do beforehand?
#9. What does the term “European integration” mean?
#10. A magistrate in Germany is ...
#11. Which court in Germany is responsible for interpreting the Basic Law?
#12. The abbreviation "Stasi" meant in the GDR ...
#13. Pfingsten is a …
#14. People in Germany vote for ...
#15. In Germany you can vote. What does that mean?
#16. What was the name of the first Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany?
#17. In 2007 the 50th anniversary of the "Treaty of Rome" was celebrated. What was the content of the contracts?
#18. Who is the head of state of the Federal Republic of Germany?
#19. Foreign workers who were recruited by the Federal Republic of Germany in the 1950s and 1960s were called ...
#20. Which German city was divided into four sectors after the Second World War?
#21. What is the right to vote in Germany?
#22. How many federal states were added to the Federal Republic of Germany after reunification in 1990?
#23. Who did the GDR belong to in the “Cold War”?
#24. How does the German state finance social security?
#25. Elections in Germany are free. What does that mean?
#26. Members of parliament who are elected by the citizens are called ...
#27. What are the heads of government of most federal states in Germany called?
#28. What does “active suffrage” mean in Germany?
#29. Which animal is the heraldic animal of the Federal Republic of Germany?
#30. Who will be elected in the European elections?
#31. For how many years will the state parliament in Bavaria be elected?
#32. Where can you find out more about political issues in Bavaria?
#33. Which minister does Bavaria not have?
What is the German citizenship / naturalization test?
In order to complete the naturalization of people without German citizenship, successful participation in the naturalization test is required. The naturalization test serves as proof of knowledge of the legal and social order and the living conditions in Germany.
Who has to take the citizenship test and who doesn’t?
People who live permanently in Germany without German citizenship, meet the naturalization requirements and apply for naturalization at the naturalization authority are obliged to take the naturalization test. The naturalization test, in which knowledge of the legal and social order and living conditions in Germany is proven, does not have to be taken by persons under 16 years of age.
The same applies to people who are mentally, physically or emotionally incapable of taking the naturalization test. Also exempt from the list of questions is anyone who has a German school leaving certificate or who can prove that they have successfully completed a degree at a German university in the fields of law, social sciences, social sciences, political or administrative sciences.
Where can I register for the German citizenship / naturalization test?
The naturalization test is basically a questionnaire consisting of 33 test questions, each with 4 possible answers. 30 test questions relate to 3 nationally standardized topics such as “Living in a democracy”, “History and responsibility” and “People and society”. The fourth subject area with 3 questions deals with the federal state in which naturalization is to take place.
Where are the naturalization test and the language test taken?
Both the naturalization test and the language test are taken at recognized test centers. The test centers are usually regional adult education centers (VHS). Local naturalization authorities provide information about nearby testing centers.
What does the naturalization test look like?
The naturalization test consists of 33 test questions, each with 4 possible answers. 30 test questions relate to 3 nationally standardized topics such as “Living in a democracy”, “History and responsibility” and “People and society”. The fourth subject area with 3 questions deals with the federal state in which naturalization is to take place.
How does the naturalization test work?
An examination date for the naturalization test must be requested from the responsible test center; the examination fee of 25 euros must be paid in cash when registering. The registration deadline is usually 3 weeks.
Before the start of the test, the identity is determined on the basis of official identification documents. During the processing time of 60 minutes, the correct answer from four possible answers must be selected for 33 test questions.
Aids are not permitted in the naturalization test. The test results are then transmitted by post and can contain the predicates “successfully participated” or “participated”.
How do I prepare for the naturalization test and the language test?
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) offers an interactive catalog of questions in the online test center, which shows the correct answer and brief background information after each question is answered.
Alternatively, the complete catalog of the naturalization test questions and the federal state-specific questionnaires can be downloaded as PDF from the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). Some of the federal states also offer courses to prepare for the naturalization test.
You can obtain information on this from your local naturalization authority. Exercise sets and sound recordings are available at the BAMF to prepare for the language test.
How much does the naturalization test cost?
When taking the naturalization test, an examination fee of 25 euros is charged.
What happens if I fail the naturalization test?
The naturalization test consists of a questionnaire with 33 test questions. At least 17 of the naturalization test questions must be answered correctly to pass. If you fail, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) provides the possibility of repeating the naturalization test.
The naturalization process is not endangered, the process is only delayed. There is no limit to the number of attempts, but an examination fee of 25 euros per attempt is charged.
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