Driving theory test tips
The Driving test is split into two parts:
You must pass BOTH parts before you can apply for a full driving license.
You must take the theory test before you take the practical. Before you can take your theory test you will need to make sure you have a valid provisional license.
At theory test, you need to bring the following items with you:
1. Your signed driving license with photo identification
2. Your appointment card with your booking number.
The theory test costs £21.50. You can apply for it by post with form TT26, which is available from theory test centres, driving test centres, or by phone by calling the Driving Standards Agency.
There is a multiple-choice questionnaire of 35 questions and you have 40 minutes to complete; the pass mark is 30. In the second part you will be given 14 video clips of possible hazards, which you need to identify. The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the test is 44 out of 75.
The best type of preparation is to use or buy Theory Test Software or use Online Theory Test Practice to pass theory test at first attempt.
It’s a better to give yourself some mock tests – you can find practice papers in The Official Theory Test for Cars and Motorcycles, published by The Driving Standards Agency, or use driving theory test software for the best preparation.
The theory test will make more sense once you have started to learn to drive. If you’re having professional lessons, ask your instructor if he or she will talk to you about possible Theory questions during your lesson.
You can reschedule or cancel a test over the phone via the booking line or you can do it online. You can -
- move or change your appointment
- cancel your appointment
- have a full refund of test fee