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Driving Theory Support

Passing a driving test in the UK on the go is not a piece of cake. It consists of rigorous testing and examination of the candidate’s competency and proficiency in driving skills. The driving test designed by DVSA consists of two parts, i.e. the theory test and the practical test.

Understanding both of them in one go can be daunting, so we have explained the theory test. Please continue reading to understand how you can book the test when it’s necessary, what the test consists of, and how you can clear it!

When Is the Driving Theory Test Required?

The theory test is required in the following cases:

  • If you want a driving licence for the first time you need to clear the theory test.

  • If you have a driving licence for a specific vehicle but want a new licence for a new category of vehicle, i.e. have a driving licence for a bike but now need it for a car, then you need to retake the theory test under that specific category. However, if you want to upgrade within a vehicle category, i.e. from manual to automatic car, then typically, there is no need to take a theory test again.

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How is The Driving Theory Test Taken?

The driving theory test is taken in an official DVSA theory test centre. The centres have computer screens on which the test is taken and submitted. The test is comprised of two parts i.e. multiple-choice test and hazard perception test. Both tests have to be taken on the same day and must be cleared to give the practical driving test. Currently, the cost of driving theory tests for car drivers in the UK is £23

Parts of the Driving Theory Test

Multiple-Choice Questions

As the name suggests, this part consists of 50 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within 57 minutes. Before the test starts, you are given the essential instructions and a practice question to understand the process of the screens. Here are some details regarding the multiple questions:

  • Out of 50 questions, 3 questions are based on a silent video shown on the screen showing a normal driving situation like driving through a town centre or a country road.

  • The other questions are related to the highway code, traffic signs, and other driving skills. You can prepare for the questions using the given links:

  1. DVSA Theory Test kit

  2. Traffic Sign Flashback

  3. Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers book

  • If you want to leave a question and answer it later, you can mark/ flag it.

  • During the 57 minutes, you have the freedom to review and change any selected option again.

  • You are obliged to get 43 right questions to pass this part of the test.

Once the test is done, you can take a break of up to 3 minutes before the start of the hazard perception test.

Hazard Perception Test

At the start of the hazard perception test, you are shown a promo video to understand how the test works. Afterwards, you are shown 14 video clips regarding regular road scenes having a minimum of one or two ‘developing hazards’. You are required to indicate them as soon as you see them.

The quicker you identify the developing hazard, the more score you get. The maximum scoring points for each developing hazard is 5. You must score 44 out of 75 to pass the hazard perception test for cars and motorcycles.

For People with Disabilities or Special Conditions

If you are suffering any disability or special conditions like dyslexia, hearing or seeing disability, language barriers, or other health conditions, you need to specify them at the time of booking.

In the given conditions, you are given special assistance in the form of a translator, extra time, hearing assistance, or an interpreter.

How Do I Clear My Car Theory Test on The Go?

Currently, the ratio of students clearing the driving theory test is just 47.3%! Many people fail the test due to a lack of practice and expert guidance, so if you want to clear your theory time I the go, it’s necessary to see professional help from experts like Pimilco Driving School.

We are a renowned driving school operating in the UK. We help you prepare for the test with mock tests, extensive training, and practice. Connect with our experts today!

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