YOUR DRIVING THEORY TEST

 

No matter how well your practical lessons are going, you have to pass your theory test before you can apply for your Practical Driving Test.

The stuff you need to know to pass your theory test is important. It’ll help you to become a better, safer driver, so it’s worth taking the time to prepare properly. Put some work in now and you can pass first time and save yourself the time and cost of retaking it. If you’ve got any questions about your theory test, ask one of us – we’re here to help!

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR THEORY TEST

  There are two parts to the test: multiple choice and hazard perception

  You have to pass both parts on the same day to pass the test

  You’ll get 57 minutes for the multiple choice part and the pass mark is 43 out of 50

  You’ll see 14 video clips in the hazard perception part and the pass mark is 44 out of 75

  The test costs £23 – make sure you use the official booking channels so you don’t pay more

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THEORY TEST PRO

When you book your lessons with us, you’ll get free access to Theory Test Pro, saving you the cost of paying out for other revision materials. Your Theory Test Pro subscription allows you to:

Take practice tests using official questions from the DVSA (Driver Vehicle Standards Agency)

  •   Check progress at a glance with easy-to-read graphs
  •   Practice your hazard perception using official video clips

MULTIPLE CHOICE PART

You have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions.

Before the test starts you’ll get:

  • instructions on how the test works
  • the chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens

How the test works

A question and several possible answers appear on a screen. You have to select the right answer.

Some questions are given as a case study. The case study will:

  • show a short story that 5 questions will be based on
  • be about a real life situation you could come across when driving

Leaving a question

You can ‘flag’ questions that you want to come back to later.

Changing your answers

You can go back to any question to review and change your answer at any point.

HAZARD PERCEPTION PART

For this part of the test, you’ll be shown a series of video clips on a computer screen. The clips feature everyday road scenes and contain a developing hazard – one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.

A lot of people think there is a trick about when to click, but all you have to do is click when you spot the developing hazard.

The earlier you spot the hazard, the higher your score – you can score up to 5 marks per clip.

What is a developing hazard?

A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction. So, a car parked on the side of the road ahead is not a developing hazard. It’s just a parked car. BUT if you see the indicator come on, you need to anticipate that the driver might be about to pull out. This is a developing hazard, so you’d click as soon as you spot the indicator. Simple!

You’ll be able to practice some clips with your Theory Test Pro subscription.

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