Driving Theory Test
Revising for the theory test
If you’ve got your provisional licence and you have booked your first driving lesson, it’s time to start thinking about your theory and hazard test!
The DVSA theory test consists of a multiple choice section and a hazard perception test. You need to be successful in both parts if you want to pass overall.
At RED we can help you in two ways. Our friendly instructors will help you with your theory training and ensure you have the knowledge to pass. We also provide an interactive online theory test training service.
RED’s Theory Test Training Aid gives you:
- A chance to practice with over 1,000 official theory test questions from the DVSA;
- Full feedback on your responses to each question;
- Progress tracking;
- Full mock theory tests;
- Access to official DVSA samples from the hazard perception test.
To find out more, check out RED’s Theory Test Training Aid today.
On the day of the test, you’ll have to answer at least 43 out of 50 multiple choice questions correctly on a touch screen computer. After that, you’ll do the hazard perception test using the mouse of a computer. There are 15 hazards in total and you can score five points for each if you click the mouse as soon as the hazard starts to develop. You’ve got to score at least 44 out of 75 points to pass this part of the test. If you fail one part of the test, you’ll have to retake both parts.
Good luck with your driving theory test revision!
Booking your theory and hazard test
It takes about 5 minutes to book a driving theory test at www.gov.uk/book-a-driving-theory-test.
Make sure you’ve got the following information to hand:
- Your provisional driving licence number
- Debit or credit card details to pay for the test
If you have any special needs, the DVSA can arrange for a voiceover in 21 languages, a British sign language interpretation, more time for the multiple-choice questions or other reasonable adjustments. You’ll have to mention what your needs are during the driving theory test online booking and you’ve got to give the DVSA proof of your special need.
The day of the theory test
Preparation is everything. The earlier you start preparing for your test, the better. However, an important part of getting ready for a driving theory test actually happens on the day of your test as well.
Make sure you bring your provisional photocard driving licence or, if you’ve got an old-style paper licence, your signed driving licence and a valid passport. If you can’t present these at the test centre, you’re not allowed to sit the test and you’ll lose your fee!
If you’re sitting your theory test soon, we wish you the best of luck!