7 Tips for Theory Test Success

So, you're about to take your theory test? Congratulations! You're just one step closer to getting your very own driving permit.

Here are seven simple tips that will set you on the right track and help you triumph the test!

To get the certificate, you will need to pass both these parts!

1. Don’t forget to take your UK provisional driving permit!

Make sure you take your UK provisional permit on your test day. But if you lose it, don’t worry, you can get a new permit.

Rearrange your Theory Test, give at least 3 working days’ notice.

2. Make sure you know the rules of the road inside out.

This is crucial for the test - and in everyday driving too! The thought of taking your theory test can be so daunting, especially if you don't feel confident about your knowledge of the rules of the road. The Highway Code is your best friend.

 3. Practise Makes Perfect

 Get plenty of practice before taking the test. The more practice tests you do, the more confident you'll feel on the test day.


4. Get there early!

 The two week wait time to book your next test may seem like an eternity, so arriving in advance could help make sure you have enough mental preparation and not miss it.


You'll need both energy and patience on the day of course - so it's best if this isn’t one more thing weighing down on top of everything else!


5. Take your time, don’t rush

 Don't rush yourself when answering questions - take your time and read each one carefully. If you don't know an answer, don't panic - mark it as such and move on. You can always come back to it later. Rushing through the test will only lead to mistakes and a lower score

 6. Hazard Perception homework

The more interactive part of the theory test; consists of 14 one-minute clips which show at least one developing hazard.

Watch out for the two hazards in one video! The DVSA wants you to be aware that there may be something else lurking, so keep your eyes peeled. The faster you click when spotting developing hazards, the more points you gain !

7. Deep breaths in and out, you got this!

Regardless of the result, we know you will have tried your best, so try and ease your nerves with some good old breathing.

We’ve put together 7 tips to help you pass your theory test. But don't just take our word for it, try them out and see how they work for you!


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