Practice your theory test to increase your chances of passing first time
The theory driving test is a multiple-choice exam that assesses a learner’s knowledge of road rules and safe driving practices. The test is taken on a computer at a DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) test centre and is a mandatory step for obtaining a full driving licence.
During the test, the learner will be presented with 50 multiple-choice questions, covering a range of topics such as road signs and markings, vehicle handling and safety, and rules of the road. The questions will be randomly selected from a pool of over 1,000 possible questions.
The test is divided into two parts: a multiple-choice section, and a hazard perception section. In the multiple-choice section, the learner must answer 43 out of 50 questions correctly in order to pass. The hazard perception section is a video-based test, where the learner will be shown 14 video clips of real-life driving scenarios and will be asked to identify potential hazards as they develop. To pass the hazard perception test, the learner must score at least 44 out of 75 points.
It is important to note that the learner must pass both the multiple-choice and hazard perception sections in order to pass the theory driving test overall.
The test fee for the theory driving test is currently £23 for cars, motorcycles, and lorries. It’s advisable to book the test well in advance as the waiting time for a test can be several weeks. The DVSA recommends studying the Highway Code and practicing with official DVSA theory test revision materials before taking the test.
In general, the learner can expect a test that will take around 57 minutes to complete. It’s a computer-based test that will present the learner with 50 multiple-choice questions, of which 43 must be answered correctly to pass. The learner will also be presented with a series of 14 video clips, in which they must identify developing hazards. They will need to score at least 44 out of 75 on this section to pass.
To sum up, the theory driving test is a mandatory exam that assesses a learner’s knowledge of road rules and safe driving practices. The learner must pass both the multiple-choice and hazard perception sections to pass the test overall and the test fee is £23. It’s recommended to book the test in advance, study the Highway Code and practice with official DVSA theory test revision materials before taking the test.