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About the Test


Before a driving test can be booked you need to pass the theory test, which is made up of a multiple choice section and a hazard perception section. You must pass both parts in order to pass the whole test. If you fail one part you have to take both parts again. Both parts are booked and taken in the one session.

The current cost of the theory test payable to the DVSA on booking is £23



DVSA video on the test


Part 1 – Multiple Choice

Before the test starts you will be given instructions on how the test works. You also have the option to go through a practice session of the questions to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.

Each question will have several answer options appearing on the screen and you have to select the correct answer by touching the screen. Read the question carefully as some questions require more than one answer. Some questions will be given a case study. The case study will show a scenario that five questions will be based on. The subject of the scenario focuses on real life examples and experiences that drivers could come across when driving.

If you come across a question you are  unsure about, don’t worry about it, you can ‘flag it’ and come back to it later in the test.  You are allowed 57 minutes to answer 50 questions.  Pass Mark 43

After the multiple choice part you can choose to have a break of up to three minutes  before the hazard perception part starts.

Part 2  – Hazard Perception

After the break you will be shown a short video clip of how the hazard perception part works.

When the test starts you will be presented with a total of 14 video clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two hazards. In order to achieve a high score you need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of it’s development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. Total points available is 75. Pass Mark 44

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You will need your:

  • UK driving licence number
  • email address – you have to book by phone if you don’t have one
  • credit or debit card
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All Pass Drive instructors offer free theory tuition and support. If you require assistance please tell our advisor when you call.

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