Part 1: Multiple-Choice Questions
The theory test has two parts. The first part consists of 50 multiple-choice questions, chosen at random from a bank of over 1,000. You are given 57 minutes and you must answer at least 43 of the 50 questions correctly.
Some of the questions will be part of a case study. This will take the form of a short story or scenario, on which 5 multiple choice questions will be based. The case studies focus on real life experiences and examples that you could come across while driving and will assess your understanding of driving theory while the multiple choice questions test your knowledge of the subject.
Part 2: Hazard perception
The multiple-choice questions are followed by hazard perception which consists of 14 one-minute video clips. In each clip, you are asked to identify potential hazards to you as a driver in real time. Each clip contains at least one hazard. There are a total of 15 hazards in the 14 video clips and depending on how quickly you identify each, you will be given a score between 0 and 5. You will need to score at least 44 out of 75 points in order to pass the hazard perception component of the exam.
Practical Driving Test
Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving, including when you are carrying out the set exercises. The driving test is straightforward and has been designed to see if you:
- can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions
- know The Highway Code and can demonstrate this through your driving.
First you will have to pass the eyesight check. You must be able to read a number plate from a distance of 20.5 metres. If you can't, you will fail the test. Next, you will be ask two Show Me, Tell Me questions. Fail to answer either question correctly and you will score one minor fault. To view the questions click here .