Tests

To achieve your goal of passing your driving test you will need to take two tests – a theory test and a practical test. The theory test must be passed before you can take your practical test.

THEORY TEST

The theory test consists of two parts – a multiple choice test and a hazard perception test. You must pass both parts to pass the test. If you are successful you will get a pass certificate there and then at the test centre and this has a two year expiry on it.

PART 1 MULTIPLE CHOICE

The multiple choice part consists of 50 multiple choice questions. You must score 43 or more to pass this part.

PART 2 HAZARD PERCEPTION

The hazard perception part of the theory test consists of 14 video clips of everyday road situations. You must spot the hazard in each clip as early as possible to score maximum points – 5 points for seeing the hazard as early as possible down to 0 for not seeing the hazard. There are 15 hazards in total which means one clip will have 2 hazards on it. You must score 44 or more out of 75 to pass.

When you have completed both parts you will be given your results

You can take a practice theory test by clicking here http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/DoItOnline/DG_4017669

You can book your theory test by clicking here http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/DoItOnline/Doitonlinemotoring/DG_197297

This Is the official DVSA guide to the theory test 2017

This is the official DVSA guide to the hazard perception test 2017

Your practical driving test will be taken in the car you have been learning in.

On the day of your practical driving test, your instructor will pick you up approximately 1 hour before your test start time. This gives you time to get to the test center, to get any last minute nerves out of the way and to go over any last minute worries you may have, and it serves as a warm up before your test.

On the day of your practical driving test, your instructor will pick you up approximately 1 hour before your test start time. This gives you time to get to the test center, to get any last minute nerves out of the way and to go over any last minute worries you may have, and it serves as a warm up before your test.

At the end of your test, you will be informed by your examiner if you have passed or failed. If you have failed you will be given a report form of your faults, if you have passed you will be given a certificate

You can book your practical driving test by clicking here http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/DoItOnline/Doitonlinemotoring/DG_197299

Here is the official DVSA guide to the practical driving test 2017 

As of 4 December 2017 the driving test will be changing. Here is a link to the official DVSA guide to the changes