In this learner guide find out what’s involved in preparing for both parts of your driving theory test. We’ll tell you what to expect on the big day so you can arrive at the test centre feeling confident.
Feeling relaxed and confident is important, but the biggest part of your preparation will be revision! As always, we’ve got you covered! Continue reading to find out how to get your free theory test app!
About the DVSA driving theory test
If you’ve been storming through your lessons you might be ready to take your practical test. However, you can’t actually apply for it until you’ve passed your theory test first. This is why we always encourage our pupils to take their theory test early on.
The driving theory test is made up of two parts:
- A multiple-choice questionnaire
- A hazard perception video test
You’ll need to pass both parts to get your theory test certificate. You can only apply to take your practical driving test once you’ve received your pass certificate.
Both parts of the UK theory test are explained in more detail below:
Part 1: Multiple choice questionnaire
The DVSA no longer publishes the actual theory test questions. This means that questions and answers in revision materials will only be able to give you an idea of what to expect in the actual test itself.
For this reason, the questions and answers you see in revision materials will not be exactly the same as those you will face during the theory test. The DVSA made this change to make sure pupils gain a better understanding of driving theory rather than simply memorising questions and answers.
Part 2: Hazard perception test
Before you begin the hazard perception part of the test, you’ll watch a short video clip about how the test works. After the induction, you will then be shown a series of video clips as part of the test.
These clips will feature everyday road scenes and contain at least one developing hazard. However, one of the clips will have two developing hazards.
A developing hazard is an event that may result in the driver having to take action. This could be something that causes you to change speed or direction. The sooner you identify these hazards in the videos, the higher your score will be.
Practice your theory test – for free!
- At How-2-Drive we are proud to be able to offer you free driving theory test practice via the Theory Test Pro app!
- Theory Test Pro contains official content from the DVSA. Take a mock theory test today and find out whether you are ready for your real-life test.
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How to pass the theory test: official DVSA guide
Watch the official DVSA guide to passing your theory test. This video covers both the multiple-choice and hazard perception parts of the test.
Book your driving theory test
To get started with booking your theory test, you’ll need to find your local theory test centre.
Once you’re feeling ready for it, you can then go ahead and book your test. Remember to use our app to swot up – and good luck!