One of five failed the national test in 2018

Passports, dual citizenshipPassports.Photo: Norway Today Media

20% failed the Norwegian national test last year.A total of 6,367 foreigners took the test that one must pass in order to apply for Norwegian citizenship.

That is fewer than in 2017,when 29% of the 6,016 who took the test failed.

Among those who have completed the test in the last two years,11.2 % have taken the test twice, while 4.5% have tried to pass three or more times.

Fewer failed the test in Akershus. Here,85% passed, while 15% failed. At the other end we find Vest-Agder,where 30% failed on the sample showed figures from ‘Kompetanse Norge’.

In order to obtain Norwegian citizenship, from the 1st January 2017, a requirement was passed necessitating passing a test in social studies. Alternatively, one could take the national test which should be of a more general and everyday character. Both tests must be passed in Norwegian.

Everyone between the ages of 18 and 67 must document that they have passed the exam in order to apply for Norwegian citizenship.

The national exam consists of 32 multiple choice questions.

One has to answer correctly 24 of the questions to pass.

Candidates must answer correctly questions such as:

“Who’s in charge of children’s upbringing?”, “What happened in 1940?” And “Settlement in Norway changed in the last half of the 19th century. What happened?”

It takes between NOK 500 and 1,000 to take the test.

Each municipality decides the price itself.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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