Two-thirds pass Danish citizenship test – The Post

Two-thirds pass Danish citizenship test

Dansk Folkeparti has criticised the level as too easy this time

Thousands are now one step closer to getting Danish citizenship (photo: iStock)
December 20th, 2016 9:44 am| by Lucie Rychla
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Some 67.5 percent of foreign nationals who took the Danish citizenship test in December passed, according to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.

It is twice as many as in June when only 31.2 percent answered at least 32 out of the 40 questions correctly.



“For the government it is essential that those who want to become citizens of this country actually know our culture and history,” stated the immigration and integration minister, Inger Støjberg, who was pleased with the result.

READ MORE: Immigration minister to allow foreigners who failed citizenship test to try again

Sufficiently difficult
Dansk Folkeparti has criticised the test was too easy this time, but Støjberg asserts the level was “sufficiently difficult”.

An evaluation has revealed that five questions proved particularly difficult, while another five were rather easy as almost everyone answered them correctly.

The previous test was criticised by some for being too difficult as it featured questions such as when was the composer Carl Nielsen born and when did the first Olsen Gang film premiered.

READ MORE: Could you pass the Danish citizenship test?

One step to Danish citizenship
The December test was held at 51 language centres across the country and 3,359 people were enrolled.

The next one will take place on June 7 and the registration deadline is on May 3. It costs 738 kroner.

The test is only one of the requirements for obtaining Danish citizenship.