An introduction to the theory test


What is the theory test?

The theory test is shown through a computer to which you respond by clicking on the answer.

The multiple choice section consists of 50 questions, in which the pass mark is 43. Some questions will be given as a case study, which shows a short story that 5 questions will be based on, and will be designed as a real-life circumstance you may encounter as a driver. You will be given 57 minutes to complete the multiple choice section, and then will be allowed a three-minute break until the hazard perception section of the test will commence.

The hazard perception section contains 14 clips in which you must identify the hazard. Within each video there will be at least one developing hazard however, there will be one video which will contain two developing hazards. In order to score high marks, you must respond to the hazard within its early stages of development. The maximum score you can achieve on each hazard is five, and the pass mark is 44 out of 75.

You’re able to take your theory test from your 17th birthday.

Who needs to take the theory test?

Learners who are looking to book their practical driving test must first pass their theory test.

How to practice for your theory test

The multiple choice section of the theory test will test your knowledge based upon three books:

It is essential for you to revise these books thoroughly in order to achieve high marks on your theory test. For the hazard perception section of the theory test, you’re able to use the official DVSA guide to practice.

What do you need to bring to your theory test?

You will need to bring a photocard driving license, or if you have an old style paper license then you need to bring your signed driving license as well as a valid passport. If the required items are not brought, then your test will not go ahead and you will not be provided with a refund.

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