What happens if I arrive late at the Theory Test centre?
Before your test, you are given a 15-minute window of time to arrive at the test centre.
As long as you arrive during this allocated time period you will be allowed to take the test.
If you do arrive late you WILL NOT be allowed into the exam room as this will distract the other candidates and you will lose your fee.
How much does the Theory Test cost for car drivers and motorcyclists?
For both vehicles, the test will cost you £23, so it’s definitely worth taking seriously and making sure you pass the first time.
How is the Theory Test structured?
There are two parts to the test which are taken on the same day.
First up is the multiple-choice test. This is made up of questions based on the rules of the road, as set by the DVSA.
Each question will have one answer for you to select using a computer.
Some car multiple-choice questions will be displayed as a case study. The case study will show a scenario that has five questions.
The subject of the scenario focuses on real-life examples and experiences that drivers and riders could come across when on the road.
You can navigate between questions and “flag” questions that you want to come back to later in the test.
After the multiple-choice part, you can choose to have a break of up to three minutes before the Hazard Perception Test starts.
Put simply, the Hazard Perception Test is an interactive video test where you have to scan different road settings and identify hazards as soon as they develop.
How many questions are in the Theory Test?
You will have to answer 50 questions in the multiple-choice part of the Theory Test, and you must answer at least 43 correctly to score a ‘pass’.
What sort of questions will I be asked?
You’ll be asked questions taken from the 14 official question categories set by the DVSA. These are; Accidents, Alertness, Attitude, Documents, Hazard Awareness, Motorway Rules, Other Types of Vehicle, Road and Traffic Signs, Rules of the Road, Safety and Your Vehicle, Safety Margins, Vehicle Handling and Vulnerable Road Users.
In total there are 730 Theory Test questions that you could be asked, so it’s wise to get in as much practise as you possibly can.
I’ve lost my Theory Test certificate, what should I do?
You will need to contact the DVSA if you have lost your Theory Test certificate. They will not be able to issue a replacement certificate but they will send you a letter containing your certificate number.
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