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1 September, 2011

10 Steps to Pass YOUR Test – Step 5: Booking your Theory Test

It is step 5 in our guide to passing your test and we have now reached booking your theory test.

The driving theory test consists of a Multiple Choice Test and a Hazard Perception Test (HPT). The theory test consists of 50 multiple choice questions and you will need to get a minimum of 43 out of 50 in less than 57 minutes to pass this section. The HPT consists of 14 clips of every day road scenes. Each clip is approximately 1 minute in length and contains at least 1 developing hazard, and in one of the clips there will be 2 developing hazards. You need to get a minimum of 44 out of 75 to pass this section.

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You can apply for your Theory Test on line at or you can book over the phone on 0300 200 1122. The theory test currently costs £31 and to book your test you will need to have a credit/debit card and your provisional license.

In order to pass the theory test you will need to pass both parts of the test. When you have finished your test you will be given the result by the test centre staff.

Next time – Step 6: After passing your Theory Test