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Immigration minister to allow foreigners who failed citizenship test to try again

Test has been criticised for being too difficult

Tough taskmaster: let’s start with an easy one … in which year was Carl Nielsen born? No! Decade? Century? (photo: Folketinget)
June 13th, 2016 8:36 am| by Shifa Rahaman

The immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg, has announced that those who failed the Danish citizenship test held on Tuesday last week will get another shot at it, reports TV2.

The test, which featured questions such as when was the composer Carl Nielsen born and when did the first Olsen Gang film premiere, has been criticised by some for its excessive level of difficulty.

According to figures from Politiken, two out of three people who took the test failed it, although no official figures are available as of yet.

High rate of failure
The regular tests are held in June and December every year.

However, due to the high rate of failure, tests are also offered in August and September to provide those who failed with another chance to pass.

While some ministers believe the additional tests should be free of charge, Støjberg maintains that they will continue to cost 738 kroner and that the test will continue to feature questions about Denmark’s history and culture.