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Information about the driving theory test


The car theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse and the hazard perception part records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other one you will fail the whole test, and you will need to take both parts again.

Multiple Choice

Multiple choice a series of 50 multiple choice questions which you have 57 minutes to answer. You must achieve a pass mark of 43 out of 50.

Hazard Perception

This involves watching 14 video clips containing 15 developing hazards in total. Each of these hazards is worth a possible five points each (when you see the hazard you must click the mouse to acknowledge it - the quicker you respond, the more you score). You must score at least 44 out of a maximum of 75 to pass.

At the end of the test
When you have finished the test you may leave the examination room. Once you have left the room, you will not be allowed to enter it again. You will then be given your result by the test centre staff.

Getting a test date

There are two methods of doing this:

DSA Online booking service
By telephone: 0300 200 1122


For more information, visit the DSA's Theory Test site.

To take a free practice test now visit Driving Standards Agency



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