You can also use the official website if you need to change the test date or centre or cancel your test.
If you have special needs, such as hearing or reading difficulties, or if you need the test translated into another language, you might be able to get extra help. Visit GOV.UK to find out about getting help with the theory test.
The Theory Test consists of two parts: 1) Multiple Choice Questions – 50 questions, you need to score 43 to pass. 2) Hazard Perception – 14 video clips, you need to score 44 out of 75 to pass the test.
There will be random 50 questions for you on the day of your test with diagrams, pictures, and road signs to choose from. At the end of the test, there will a case study part which has 3 videos, and you need to answer questions about what is happening in the video.
The hazard perception test measures your ability to handle the developing hazards on the roads such as dangerous pedestrians, car accidents, etc. It consists of 14 video clips, each about a minute long. Each clip shows driving situations involving other road users and shot from a driver’s point of view.
You can take your theory test if you are 17 years old or above. Make sure you have applied for your provisional driving licence from the government as you cannot take the exam until you have one.
No, you need to pass your theory test before your practical test.
The time limit for both parts of the exam is 2 hours. Before the exam, there is an additional practice part that lasts for 15 minutes. If you want to do this extra practice, you can click “Yes” or “No”. Once you start, it will last for 57 minutes to complete the first part of the exam. You will be given a 3-minute break before starting the hazard perception exam which lasts for 20 minutes.
The best way to book your theory test is online by using the official government website. You can find your nearest test centre on the above-mentioned site. While booking the test, make sure you have the below documents: 1) Your Provisional licence to fill your details. 2) Credit or Debit card 3) An e-mail address. Once you booked the exam, you will receive a confirmation email carrying your test details.
There are different fees for applying for a theory test. 1) Car – £23 2) Motorcycle – £23 3) LGV – £26 (Multiple choice test) + £11 (Hazard perception)
You will get the exam result at the test centre after taking the theory test. A letter with a pass certificate number is given at the test centre. You require this certificate when you book and take your driving test.
The theory test certificate is valid for 2 years. Within 2 years, you will need to pass your driving test.
You will get a letter at the test centre explaining which parts you did not score well, so you can practise accordingly. You can rebook the exam within 3 days.