How The Theory Test Works
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The theory test is made up of a multiple-choice part and a hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test.
If you pass 1 part and fail the other you'll fail the whole test, and you will need to take both parts again.
The questions in the multiple-choice test will be only on the category for cars and will contain questions that don't appear in any other test.
For the hazard perception test there are no separate versions for different vehicles, but the pass mark is different for them.
To change or cancel your booking, you must give at least three clear working days notice before your test date to avoid losing your test fee.
At The Theory Test Centre
Documents You Need To Take Your Theory Test.
You need to bring your Provisional Driving Licence
IF YOU'VE LOST YOUR DRIVING LICENCE
You must apply for a replacement. This could take up to 15 days. If this happens, you may have to rearrange your test.
Please turn up at the test centre 15 minutes before your appointment is due, so that you can check in.
You aren't allowed to take personal items into the test room with you. All your personal items must be stored in the locker provided.
If you are found with any prohibited items in the testing room your test will be stopped, you'll be asked to leave and you'll lose your test fee.
Once you're in the test room you aren't allowed to talk to or distract other candidates.
The Multiple-choice part
Before the test starts you'll be given instructions on how it works.
You can choose to do a practice session of multiple-choice questions to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.
A question and several possible answers will appear on a computer screen - you have to select the correct answer. Some questions may need more than one answer.
You can move between questions and "flag" questions that you want to come back to later in the test.
Some car questions will be given as a case study. The case study will:
1. show a short story that 5 questions will be based on
2. focus on real life examples and experiences you could come across when you're driving
The car multiple-choice part lasts for 57 minutes and the pass mark is 43 out of 50
After the multiple-choice part you can choose to have a break of up to 3 minutes before the hazard perception part starts.
Before you start the hazard perception part, you'll be shown a short video clip about how it works.
You'll then be shown a series of 14 video clips on a computer screen.
1. feature everyday road scenes
2. contain at least one 'developing hazard' - but one of the clips will feature 2 'developing hazards'.
A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.
Hazard perception test scoring
The earlier you notice a developing hazard and make a response, the higher you will score.
The most you can score for each developing hazard is 5 points.
To get a high score you need to respond to the developing hazard as soon as you see it starting.
If you click continuously or in a pattern during a clip a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that particular clip.
You won't be able to review your answers.
The pass mark for cars is 44 out of 75.
The hazard perception part
*When you book a 4, 5 or 6 day driving course with us, we can arrange your Theory Test for you before or during your course. With these courses we can also provide FREE on-line theory test study materials So you can study the theory questions and hazard perception before your course. Theory test training on the course is also available if required.
Your test result
You will be given the results of your theory tests at the centre after taking it.
You'll get a pass certificate if you pass your theory test. you'll need this when you book and take your practical test on our driving courses.
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