The Theory Test

You may already be taking lessons or even be ready to take your practical test but you can not apply for your practical test until you have passed the theory test. 

The theory test is made up of two parts; a multiple choice questionnaire and a hazard perception video test. You will need to pass both parts to get your certificate. 

Find your local theory test centre here. 

Only once you have passed this can you apply to take your practical driving test.

Theory Test Multiple Choice Questions



The actual theory test questions are no longer published which means that those found in revision materials of any kind will give you an idea of the questions and answers to expect but will NOT be exactly the same as those you will face during the test itself. 

This change was introduced to ensure you gain a better understanding of driving theory rather than simply memorising questions and answers.

Hazard perception



Before you start the hazard perception part of the test, you’ll be shown a short video clip about how it works before being shown a series of video clips on a computer screen. The clips feature everyday road scenes and contain at least one developing hazard – but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. 

A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction and what you need to do is identify these as early as possible to get as high a score as possible (max 5 per clip). 

Book your theory test.

The Practical Test



Once your driving has reached a suitable level, you will want to get your driving test booked. The timescale for bookings can vary one month to the next depending on the number of other learners applying around the same time. You should not just go ahead and book the test before checking that a car will be available first! 

During the ‘independent driving’ section of the test you will be asked to follow a Sat Nav or, one in 5 tests will follow road signs for around 20 minutes to see how well you deal with driving without being prompted by your examiner. 

Book your practical test . Please note you should always check with your instructor before doing this yourself. 

Go to the official Gov site for more information on the practical driving test and many other aspects involved in learning to drive.

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