UK Driving Theory Test

The theory test must be passed before you can book your practical test. Learn Driving Skills recommend you start working towards the theory driving test as soon as you can. Your instructor will provide support and encouragement to develop your theory knowledge as part of the lessons. 

There are two parts to the test, theory and hazard perception. Both must be passed for you to achieve the theory test. If you pass one and not the other you will be required to apply for another date and attempt both parts again. There is no limit to the amount of times you can sit the test. 

The Theory Test is computer based and is touch screen. The test consists of 50 multiple choice questions which you have 57 minutes to complete and achieve 43 or more to pass. Prior to the test starting you have a practice session available which is useful. 

The Hazard Perception test follows the multiple choice test. Prior to starting the hazard perception part, you will be shown a short video clip about how it works. You are presented with 14 video clips each lasting around a minute. You must identify when the hazard is presented, you can score up to five points per hazard. 

There are 13 clips that contain ONE hazard and 1 clip that contains TWO hazards. The earlier you notice a developing hazard and make a response, the higher the will score. The pass mark is 44 out of 75 for the Hazard Perception. At the end of the test you are invited to answer customer survey questions which you do not have to answer. This will not affect the result of the test. 

When you have finished the test you leave the test room and not able to go back in. You will then be given your result by the test centre staff. Once passed the theory test, you have two years from that date to pass the practical test. 

PRACTICE now online
https://www.gov.uk/practise-your-driving-theory-test

BOOK theory test
https://www.gov.uk/book-a-driving-theory-test

CHANGE theory test date
https://www.gov.uk/change-date-driving-theory-test