The Tests

We've put together some information to help you understand what both the theory and practical tests consist of.

Theory Test

The theory test is split into two sections, a multiple choice theory test and hazard perception. You must pass both sections at the same time and if you fail one section you will have to do both again.

The pass mark for the theory test is 43 out of 50 and you are given 57 minutes to complete this section. Some questions may ask for two or more correct answers from a selection of four.

The pass mark for the hazard perception is 44 out of 75. There is 14 clips in total.

Online theory test training is included when you learn to drive with us.

 

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– Click here for the official DVSA guide to hazard perception test.

Practical Test

At the beginning of your test the Examiner will ask you one ‘Tell me’ question before you start driving and one ‘Show me’ question while you are driving.

– Click here to see both the ‘Tell me’ and ‘Show me’ questions.

 

Your driving test will last around 40 minutes, you will be allowed no more than 15 driver errors and no serious or dangerous faults. You will be given one manoeuvre out of the following below plus maybe the emergency stop manoeuvre.

  • Park on the right
  • Reverse park
  • Reverse bay park
  • Forward bay park

You will have 20 minutes independent driving as part of your test, most candidates will have to follow directions from a sat nav. One in 5 driving tests will follow the traffic signs instead of using the sat nav.

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