What is the theory driving test?
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Theory Driving Test

What is the Theory Driving Test?

The theory driving test for cars and motorcycles is a two-part exam, including a multiple-choice section and hazard perception part, designed to test your road knowledge and suitability to operate a vehicle on UK roads.

The driving theory test for lorries, mini buses, coaches and buses features three parts. In addition to the multiple-choice and hazard perception sections, you must also complete a case studies section.

Why is a theory driving test necessary?

A theory driving test is necessary to assess your knowledge and understanding of driving on Britain’s roads. The theory test is designed to ensure that you grasp road safety, and is the first step to becoming a safe driver for life. You must pass the theory driving test in order to progress to your practical exam.

Where to book a theory driving test

You can book a theory driving test directly via our site. Simply follow our Book DVSA Theory Test process.

How to prepare for the theory driving test

You need to take a ‘back to school’ approach to theory test preparation, with plenty of revision. Study the Highway Code, and make use of Book Theory Test Today’s online resources, including books, DVDs, software, videos and more, to ensure that you’re well prepared for the exam!

How to pass the theory test

You pass the theory test by achieving 43 or more out of 50 on the multiple-choice section and 44 or more out of 75 on the hazard perception test. You must pass both parts to receive your theory test certificate.

What happens after the theory driving test?

You will be told immediately if you have passed or failed the driving theory test. If you pass, you will be presented with a theory test pass certificate and you’re then in a position to book your practical driving test. If you fail, you will need to rebook your theory test.

If you book your first theory driving test with us, you could qualify for up to three, free resits if you fail!

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*To Qualify For a Free Resit You Need To Achieve Over 39/50 In Your Exam. Read More.