DRIVER & VEHICLE STANDARDS AGENCY DVSA
Approved Driving Instructor ADI

Theory Test

If you’re wondering whether we’ll help you out when it comes to passing your theory test then the answer is a very definite ‘yes’ – we provide access to the premium version of the theory website so you can study at home or on the go via your smart phone.

We recommend spending around 20 hours preparing for your theory test and our instructors will be happy to help support you in these efforts in any way that they can. And if you fail your theory test at any point then we can help you arrange to retake your test, although the law dictates that you must leave 3 clear days between failing a theory test and retaking it.

Our theory and hazard perception pack includes the theory test booking fee, fast track administration fee and gives you unlimited access to Theory Test Pro – online simulation of the UK’s driving theory tests. It contains all the official revision test questions licensed from the DVSA, the people who set the tests and this test is of course an obligatory prerequisite for anyone aiming to become a fully qualified driver in the UK.

Theory Test Course fee £40

Please click below if you would like to be directed to Theory Test Pro.
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http://theorytestpro.co.uk/

Booking your test

You must have a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
There are 2 parts to the test:

multiple-choice questions
hazard perception – a video test about spotting hazards on the road

You book and take them as a single test. You must pass both parts to pass the test. You must pass a car theory test before taking the car driving test.

Theory test

The questions in the theory test are based on 3 books:

The Highway Code
Know your traffic signs
Driving – the essential skills

What to take to your test

You must take your UK photocard driving licence to your test. Your test will be cancelled and you won’t get your money back if you don’t take the right things with you. You need to apply for a replacement driving licence if you have lost yours. This could take up to 15 days to arrive.

Multiple-choice questions

You have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions.

Before the test starts you’ll get:

instructions on how the test works
the chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens

How the test works:

A question and several possible answers appear on a screen. You have to select the right answer. Some questions are given as a case study. The case study will:

show a short story that 5 questions will be based on
be about a real life situation you could come across when driving

Leaving a question

You can ‘flag’ questions that you want to come back to later.

Changing your answers

You can go back to any question to review and change your answer at any point.

When you’ve finished

You can finish the multiple-choice questions part when you’ve answered all of the questions. You don’t have to use the full 57 minutes. You can have a break of up to 3 minutes before the hazard perception test starts.

5. Hazard perception test

Before you start the hazard perception test, you’ll be shown a video about how it works.

You’ll then watch 14 video clips, the clips:

feature everyday road scenes
contain at least one ‘developing hazard’ – but one of the clips features 2 developing hazards

You get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.

What a ‘developing hazard’ is – a developing hazard is something that would cause you to take action, like changing speed or direction.

Example:

A car is parked at the side of the road and isn’t doing anything. It wouldn’t cause you to take action, so it’s not a developing hazard.

When you get closer, the car’s right-hand indicator starts to flash and it starts to move away. You’d need to slow down, so it’s now a developing hazard.

How the scoring works:

You can score up to 5 points for each developing hazard. To get a high score, click the mouse as soon as you see the hazard starting to develop. You don’t lose points if you click and get it wrong. However, you won’t score anything if you click continuously or in a pattern. You only get one attempt at each clip. You can’t review or change your responses.

Pass mark and test result

You’ll get the result at the test centre after taking the theory test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.

Test part

Pass mark

Points available

Multiple-choice questions

43

50

Hazard perception

44

75

If you pass:

You’ll get a letter with a pass certificate number at the test centre. You need this when you book and take your driving test.

Your pass certificate number lasts for 2 years. You must pass your driving test in that time, otherwise you’ll have to pass the theory test again.

If you fail:

You’ll get a letter at the test centre. It’ll tell you which parts you didn’t score enough points on so you know what to practice. You must book and take the full test again, even if you passed one part this time. You have to wait at least 3 working days before taking your test again.

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