Theory Test

Theory Test

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You must pass the theory/hazard perception tests before you can take the practical driving test.
You can purchase the books / CD ROM from most major book retailers.
To book your theory test call 0300 200 1122 or use the DSA Online Booking Service
The fee is £23.00
Please give yourself enough time to learn, before booking, as there are over 40,000 failures each year.
Your instructor will know when you are ready.
We will also help and assist you in the learning and preparation for the test.
You are tested on the following;
Safety & Your Vehicle
Safety Margins
Hazard Awareness
Vulnerable Road Users
Other Types Of Vechicle
Vechicle Handling
Motorway Rules
Rules Of The Road
Road & Traffice Signs
Vehicle Loading
You have 57 minutes to answer 50 questions of multiple choices.
You must get 43 out of 50 questions asked to pass.

Hazard Perception

You are tested on the following;
Looking For Clues
Msm Routine
Scanning & Planning
Cuting Down The Risks
There will also be 14 video clips to test your hazard perception skills.
There will be 15 hazards to identify. One clip will contain two hazards.
You can score up to 5 points on each one, depending when you identify the hazard or a developing hazard.
You will need to score at least 44 out of 75 to pass this test.
The hazard perception part is delivered on a computer and you respond by clicking a button on the mouse.

Preparing for your theory test

To prepare for the multiple-choice part of the theory test, we strongly recommend that you study the books from which the questions are sourced as well as the questions themselves. These books are:
The Highway Code
Know Your Traffic Signs
Driving – the essential skills

Other study aids

The Official Theory Test CD-ROM for Car Drivers – this is an alternative way of preparing for the multiple-choice part of the theory test. It contains all the questions and answers and also allows you to take mock tests.

Visit the DSA’s Theory Test website for on-line practice materials

The Official Guide to Hazard Perception (DVD) – We strongly recommend that you use this, preferably with your trainer, to prepare for the hazard perception part of the theory test. This is available as a VHS and booklet pack.