Only one in four candidates, or 25 per cent, passed the first edition of the tougher new Danish citizenship test on 10 December, while the pass rate reportedly dropped to ten per cent in some parts of the country. This compares with a previous average national pass rate of 97 per cent. Some 5,500 immigrants had registered and paid 600 Kr to take the test, but of these many failed to show up after the integration ministry announced that they would be sitting a tougher version of the exam.

Since 2007 applicants for Danish citizenship have had to first pass a test on the country