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Theory test

Your driving instructor will help and guide you for the theory test which every learner driver needs to pass. You'll also receive valuable tips and information.


The theory test is divided into two parts:

1.     A multiple-choice test comprising 50 multiple-choice questions covering aspects of the Highway Code. The pass mark is 43.

2.     A hazard perception test consisting of a series of video clips of actual road hazards that need to be identified. The pass mark is 44.



You can use the below government web site links to learn the highway code, carry out theory test practice and book your theory test:-

Highway code

Car Practice theory test - one

Car Practice theory test - two


Booking your theory test

Practical test

Your driving test will start with an eyesight check and some vehicle safety questions. The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises.


You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more results in failure). However, if you commit one serious or dangerous fault you will fail the test.


Your practical test will include independent driving, This part of the test will be made around 20 minutes - roughly half of the test. 

During the independent driving part of the test, most candidates will be asked to follow directions from a sat nav.

The examiner will provide the sat nav (a TomTom Start 52) and set it up. You won’t need to set the route - the examiner will do this for you. So, it doesn’t matter what make or model of sat nav you practise with.

You can’t follow directions from your own sat nav during the test - you have to use the one supplied by the examiner.

You’ll be able to ask the examiner for confirmation of where you’re going if you’re not sure. It won’t matter if you go the wrong way unless you make a fault while doing it.

One in 5 driving tests won’t use a sat nav. You’ll need to follow traffic signs instead.

Before applying for your practical test we carry out one or more mock driving tests to ensure that you are ready to take your test thus giving you the best chance of passing your driving test.


You can use the following link to visit the official Youtube channel of Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency to get useful informations about your test: DVSA Youtube channel


You can use the following government web site link to book your practical test:-

Booking your practical test


When taking your practical test, you must take:-

  • your UK driving licence
  • your theory test pass certificate
  • A car, this is normally your driving instructor car but you can use your own.

For more info you can have a look at What to take on a practical car driving test

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