Your Theory Test

Theory Test Information

It is important to be prepared - here is some information to help you.

Registering for your test

When you arrive at the test centre, you'll need to register you will need your provisional driving licence and proof of ID. Your booking letter will also confirm what you need to take. You'll then be shown to a booth with a computer that's ready for your test.

The test is computer based with multiple choice questions - In the booth, you'll find instructions on how to use the computer. You can even do a 15-minute practice test to get used to how it works. For the actual test, you'll have a maximum of 57 minutes unless you have a special requirement.

To pass, you will have to get 43 out of 50 answers correct.

Hazard perception test

This section of the test will begin automatically after the multiple choice, a video will show what you need to do.

The test itself is made up of 14 minute-long video clips featuring various hazards. You respond by clicking the mouse to avoid the hazards - the faster you respond, the higher your score. You'll see 15 in total, each with a maximum of five marks. For car drivers you'll need to get 44 questions right out of a possible 75.

Getting your results - You will need to pass both bits of the test in the same session to pass your Theory test. If you pass the Theory, you will need to pass the Practical test within two years to get your driving licence.