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Overview

Before you can take your practical driving test you will need to have passed the Driving Theory test.  The theory test is made up of a multiple-choice part and a hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test.  If you pass one part and fail the other you’ll fail the whole test, and you’ll need to take both parts again. You can click on this link to Book Your Theory Test on the official .Gov website.  The Highway Code can be accessed for free online by clicking on this link: The Highway Code.  You can click on this link to Practise Your Driving Theory Test.


The multiple-choice part

Before the test starts you’ll be given instructions on how it works.  You can choose to do a practice session of multiple-choice questions to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.  A question and several possible answers will appear on a computer screen - you have to select the correct answer. Some questions may need more than one answer. You can move between questions and ‘flag’ questions that you want to come back to later in the test.  Some car questions will be given as a case study. The case study will:

The multiple-choice part lasts for 57 minutes and the pass mark is 43 out of 50. After the multiple-choice part you can choose to have a break of up to 3 minutes before the hazard perception part starts.




The hazard perception part

You’ll be shown a short video clip about how the test works, then you’ll be shown a series of 14 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 2 ‘developing hazards’.  A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.


The earlier you notice a developing hazard and make a response, the higher you will score. The most you can score for each developing hazard is 5 points.  To get a high score you need to respond to the developing hazard as soon as you see it starting.  If you click continuously or in a pattern during a clip a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that particular clip.  You won’t be able to review your answers.  The pass mark  is 44 out of 75.

Your test result

You will be given the results of your theory tests at the test centre after taking it.  If you pass your theory test, you’ll get a pass certificate. You’ll need this when you book and take your practical test.  Your theory test pass certificate lasts for 2 years after taking your test. If you haven’t passed your practical test by then, you’ll need to take and pass the theory test again.  


Click on this link to see a list of Theory Test Centre Addresses


(Source: How the Theory Test Works @ .GOV)