Theory Test & Driving Test Tips


To drive a car on your own, you must first of all pass two tests:

Theory Test

The theory test can be taken from the age of 17 and must be passed before a practical driving test can be booked (you will be asked for your theory test pass certificate number when booking). You will also need to take a theory test if you want a licence for a new category of vehicle – for example, if you have a car licence and you want a motorcycle licence.

Cost – £30 – bring the right paperwork

When taking the theory test, you will need to take along the booking confirmation letter that you receive from the Driving Standards Agency and both parts of your provisional license (the paper license and the photo card) Without these items you will not be allowed to take the theory test. The cost of the theory test is £31.00

Two computer-based sections

The test consists of two sections:

• A set of questions – you answer on-screen computer questions using a touch-screen and mouse, and you must score at least 43 out of 50

• A set of hazard perception videos, to which you will respond using a computer mouse – you must score at least 44 out of 70

You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other, you will fail the whole test, and you will need to take both parts again.

Practice your theory test on line!

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Theory Test & Driving Test Tips