Theory test tips
Tips – hazard perception
- Remember that a developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.
- To get a high score in the hazard perception section you need to respond to the developing hazard as soon as you see it starting.
- When you see a hazard you can click more than once (especially if the video is in a town) but If you click continuously (or in a pattern) during a clip a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that particular clip.
Your theory test pass certificate lasts for 2 years after taking your test. If you haven’t passed your practical test by then, you’ll need to take and pass the theory test again.
What is the theory test?
You need to pass the driving theory test before booking the car practical driving test.
There are 2 parts to the theory test:
1. the multiple choice part
2. the hazard perception part
Both parts of the test are taken on the same day and you need to pass both.
How to book your theory test
Go to the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/book-a-driving-theory-test
When you attend the theory test centre you need to take your driving licence.
The test can’t be taken if you don’t present your licence and you’ll lose your fee.
How does it work?
First, you will be asked 50 multiple choice questions. You can move between the questions and ‘flag’ questions that you want to come back to later in the test. You need to answer 43 questions correctly to pass.
Tips – the questions
All our students get full access to Theory Test Pro, a highly realistic online simulation of the driving theory test.
You should also prepare for the questions by studying The Official Highway Code and The Official DVSA Guide to Driving: The Essential Skills
The hazard perception part of the test involves watching 14 video clips on a computer screen.
- feature everyday road scenes
- contain at least one ‘developing hazard’ – but one of the clips will feature 2 ‘developing hazards’
The earlier you notice a developing hazard and make a response, the higher you will score.
The most you can score for each developing hazard is 5 points.
You need to score 44 out of a possible 75 to pass.