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Taking your theory test

You will be asked to do a multiple - choice section and hazard perception section. If you are successful in one part and fail the second part you will then fail the whole test and both parts will need to be taken again. 

You will need read  the Highway Code and learn your traffic signs to help prepare for your theory test.

You can read the Highway Code online on Directgov.
 

Highway Code

 Multiple-choice section

At the start of the test you will be given instruction on the process.

A practice session of multiple - choice questions will be given to you if you decide to for practice purposes to get you familiar with the process of the test, when you have finished this practice test the real  test begins.

Multiple-choice section and what to expect.

The test is done on a computer, and you will be give questions with various possible answers which will appear on the computer screen , you will have to choose a correct answer or more if requested.

During the test you will be allowed to go between questions and flag questions that you want to come back to later on in the test.

Some car questions will be presented as a case study. The case study will:

  • show a short story that five questions will be based on
  • focus on real life examples and experiences that you could come across when driving .

Multiple-choice test pass mark.

Category - Car     Tme allowed - 57 minutes    Pass mark - 43 out of 50

Having completed the multiple - choice section you can elect to have a rest break of up to 3 minutes before commencing with the hazard perception section starts.

Practice tests

The DVSA provide practice tests online and below are the links to the  practice screens which look similiar to the ones when you take your official theory test at the test centre.

Each test contains 50 multiple choice questions. There are no hazard perception clips within these tests.

 Car

Available online practice theory tests for car drivers.

More useful links

Theory test pass certificate

Once the theory test has been passed you will be given a pass certificate and will need this certificate when booking and taking your practical test.

The theory test pass certificate only lasts 2 years from passing it, so if you have still not passed your practical test you will need to take your test again.

 For more information on the theory test contact Direct.gov Website

 http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/LearnerAndNewDrivers/TheoryTest/index.htm

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