Theory Test

There are 2 parts to the theory test:

  • the multiple choice part
  • the hazard perception part

BOOK THE TEST AT www.dvsa.gov.uk cost £23

Both parts of the test are taken on the same day. The questions in the multiple-choice part and format of the hazard perception part depend on what kind of vehicle you want to drive.

 

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.

 

Ways to practice:

There are lots of mediums to use so theres no excuse not to revise to get the result you require; for example

  • Computer CD/DVD’s Amazon is a great place to start. www.amazon.co.uk
  • Books. Lots of place to buy or borrow from a friend or the library!
  • Download an App from your smartphone
  • From me, I’ll give you lots of helpduring your lessons 

You can practice online at https://www.gov.uk/practise-your-driving-theory-test

 

MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS

The multiple choice section is 50 questions and the pass mark is 43 out of 50, time limit is 1 hour

 

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 questions will be given as a case study. The case study will:

  • show a short story that 5 questions will be based on
  • focus on real life examples and experiences you could come across when you’re driving

 

 

HAZARD PERCEPTION

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

You’ll then be shown a series of 14 video clips on a computer screen. The clips:

  • feature everyday road scenes
  • 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 a possible 75