The Theory Test

If you’re looking for more information about what’s involved in taking your driving theory test or what to expect on the day, then read on…

The theory test is made up of 2 parts – multiple choice questions, followed by a test of hazard perception. You will need to answer 43 out of 50 questions correctly in the question section and you will be given 57 minutes in which to complete this part of the test. Next, you will need to score at least 44 out of 75 possible marks on the hazard perception part of the test, which is all about spotting developing hazards in a series of video clips. When you identify a potential hazard, you click the mouse and when that hazard starts to develop, you click again. So, it is worth practising for this on a computer with a mouse, since this is how the test is conducted.

Preparing for your Theory Test

In order to prepare yourself for your theory test, we would recommend reading and studying the essential books below. Perhaps you can ask a friend or family member to help test you? However, you prefer to study, unfortunately there aren’t any shortcuts to getting the knowledge you need to pass the theory test.

  • The Highway Code – Vital reading for all road users, to help us all be considerate towards each other, particularly vulnerable road users. Many of the rules in here are legal requirements.
  • Know Your Traffic Signs – Traffic signs are essential to directing, controlling and informing the behaviour of all road users, to make our roads as safe as possible for everyone.
  • Driving The Essential Skills – The DVSA’s official guide to safe driving, with advice for learners, professional drivers and instructors.

In addition to the books, at Brum Driving School, we offer all of our new learners free access to Theory Test Pro. Using Theory Test Pro means you’re twice as likely to pass than the national average and it offers the chance to practise using all the official revision test questions licensed from the DVSA, the people who set the tests. Theory Test Pro is always up to date with the latest information and provides a realistic experience of what the theory test is like, as well as including an online version of the Highway Code. It is easy to use, and we have a lot of positive feedback from our learners who have used it.

Now that you have a clearer idea of what is involved in the theory test and how you might prepare, why not read our top tips for passing your driving theory test and aim for a first time pass?

Booking your Theory Test

When it comes to booking your theory test, it’s important to make sure you use the official DVSA site. There are other websites that may charge more than the standard fee, so check it’s the official site. The current fee is £23.

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