New York – The new US citizenship test that went into effect Tuesday is more longer than before, with citizenship applicants now required to answer 12 out of 20 questions correctly instead of six out of 10.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced changes to the citizenship test that lawful permanent residents must pass to naturalize as U.S. citizens on 13 Nov . The revisions have increased the number of questions from 100 to 128. Immigrants will be tested on 20 of the questions and must answer 12 correctly, up from six out of ten.

Permanent US residents must take the naturalization test to become U.S. citizens. It will be now in two parts – the English test and the civics test. For the English test, the permanent resident must demonstrate an understanding of the English language, including the ability to read, write, and speak basic English.