How to achieve top marks in the Hazard Perception Test

How difficult is it to get top marks in the Hazard Perception Test?

In our opinion, if you’re prepared to revise and practice the essential elements then you’ll have a greater chance of achieving a high score.

What happens on the day of your Hazard Perception Test?

The Hazard Perception Test forms the second part of the Theory Test. Once you have arrived at the test centre and completed the multiple choice part of the Theory Test, you will be given a short break before being shown a video clip about how the second part of the test works.

It’s advisable to pay close attention to the video, so you know exactly what is expected from you during the test. As with the multiple-choice part of your Theory Test, the Hazard Perception Test (Hazard Test) is delivered on a computer, but instead of using the touch screen you respond by clicking the mouse button.

During the test, you’ll be presented with a series of video clips featuring scenes which you’ll see in everyday driving. In each clip, there is at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. You will not be told which clip features two hazards, so it’s important throughout the entire test to click each time you see a developing hazard.

We recommend the up to three click method – take a look at this video and the “General Advice and Suggestions” section of this article for more information.

What is the maximum score in the Hazard Perception Test?

To achieve a high score you’ll need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum points you can score for each clip in the Hazard Perception Test is five (75 in total).

To help develop and practise your hazard perception skills, why not download our Theory Test 4-in-1 Kit app containing over 85 interactive clips, including the 34 DVSA CGI clips and cheat detection – just like in the real test!

What is the pass mark in the Hazard Perception Test?

The current pass mark for learner drivers in the Hazard Perception Test is 44 out of 75.

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