Pass Your Driving Theory Test

There’s no getting away from it, swotting up for your theory test is simply hard work. It’s just like being back at school again, or if you are still at school or college it’s just like it still is! The fact is that the theory test is there, and you have to pass it. You don’t have a choice.

So we need to accept it as a fact and buckle down and get on with it.


Split Into Two Sections

The theory test is split into two sections. The first is a series of 50 multiple choice questions which are selected at random from a bank of over 1,000 questions, and you are required to get 43 out of the 50 correct, so the pass mark is 86%. Each question has four possible answers from which to choose the correct one. The time limit for the test is 57 minutes. However, if you come to a question you are not sure about you can hit the flag button. The question will then be marked as unanswered and you will be able to go back to it later on.

You have a break of three minutes between the first and second parts of the test.

The second part of the test is the hazard perception test which is a series of video clips where you have to spot the potential hazards and click on them. In this part of the test you have to get 44 correct out of a total of 75 in order to pass.

Before the hazard perception test there is a short video which you will be shown that explains what the test is all about and gives some examples. It is a very good idea to look at the instruction video in advance and you can do this online at this link.

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Nothing Like Studying

Of course, there is nothing like studying in order to prepare yourself for the theory test. Thankfully, with every Intensive or Semi-Intenisve course booking you will receive access to our Free Theory Test training resources. They contain a full bank of tests from the DVSA, the organisation that runs the theory tests. The average first time pass rate for the UK is 41%, but those who put in at least 10 hours study have been shown to pass first time at a rate of 82%. Our test software looks exactly the same as the software that you will see when you take the actual test, and has a full and realistic hazard perception test.

Another very useful tool is The Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers (17th edition) Kindle Edition which you can find on Amazon for under £11.00. This has some excellent reviews with most people giving it five stars. One reviewer says that it is extremely useful because she can take it with her wherever she goes and dips into it when she has a spare few minutes. Many say that they passed the theory test solely because of the book.


Booking Your Theory Test

Again with our Intensive and Semi-Intensive courses we can arrange your Theory Test for you (where required). There are currently 160 local test centres where you can take the theory test and we will allocate your booking to your nearest one, for your convenience.


There Are No Short-Cuts

Unfortunately there is no short cut to passing the theory test. It involves many hours of work, reading, and taking mock tests until it somehow lodges in your brain in the same way that it does with anything else that seems, on the face of it, complicated. We should not complain because the test is there to ensure not only the safety of other road users, but our own safety as well. There are millions of vehicles out on the roads at any given moment and you need to be sure that you can spot potential hazards before they become dangerous and also understand what the myriad of road signs mean, together with what to do in a multitude of different situations.

Nobody said it was going to be easy, and it isn’t. However, with the tools mentioned above, especially Theory Test Pro, you will have a head start over everyone else. So go to it and get your head down. You cannot take your driving test until you have passed the theory test.

Don’t forget that when you take the theory test you must take with you your provisional driving licence and your theory test pass certificate. You will also need glasses or contact lenses if you use these. If you fail to do this, you won’t be allowed to sit the test, but you will still have to pay for it.