Passing your theory test is your very first step on your journey of learning to driveHere’s some information for you to help you get ready:

What is the Theory Test?

The Theory Test is set by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA); DVSA is the Government body responsible for driver education. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is responsible for the issuing of drivers’ licences and your Provisional Driving Licence.

The current Theory Test fee for car drivers in the UK is £23. The driving theory test is taken on a computer at an official DVSA test centre and consists of two separate tests taken on the same day. The first is a multiple-choice (MCQ) test based on the rules of the road, as set by the DVSA, and the second is a Hazard Perception Test

The current pass mark for learner drivers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland is 43 or more out of 50. The current pass rate for the theory test is 47%, which is why we recommend you practise for the theory test thoroughly before you give your final test.

How to earn a free Theory Test

You can use our Theory Test Practice Module to earn a free theory test. More details can be found here:

Requirements for the Theory Test

You must have lived in England, Wales or Scotland for at least 185 days out of the last 12 months before the day you take your test.

For the multiple-choice test, you will have to answer 50 questions on such topics as alertness, attitude, safety, road signs, and much more. You will get 57 minutes to complete the first part of your Theory Test and you must get at least 43 questions correct to pass. You get the option of taking a practice session of the multiple-choice questions to get the idea of the structure of the test. If you choose to do this, your real Theory Test will begin at the end of your practice session.

The layout of questions

Questions will be taken from the 14 official question categories set by the DVSA. These are; Accidents, Alertness, Attitude, Documents, Hazard Awareness, Motorway Rules, Other Types of Vehicle, Road and Traffic Signs, Rules of the Road, Safety and Your Vehicle, Safety Margins, Vehicle Handling and Vulnerable Road Users.

The time frame for arriving at the test centre

You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before the test which means the test centre will give you 15 minutes window, but if you arrive late, you will not be allowed in the centre.

Break - After the multiple-choice part, you can choose to have a break of up to three minutes before the Hazard Perception Test starts.

The Hazard Perception Test

This test is an interactive video test where you have to scan different road settings from a driver’s viewpoint and identify hazards as soon as they develop.

Note - Your Theory Test certificate is valid for two years from the date of issue. You will need to wait at least three working days before you can re-book your Theory Test if you fail.

How MDT team supports you

Just like you, we also take this test very seriously. We have therefore created a specialised AI based learning package that can help you learn theory concepts fast. 

Please click here to access our theory test preparation  module now. (Requires login)

In this module, we have set up Mock Theory Tests which are free to take. You can take our mock theory tests as many times as you like and we can assure you that the questions included will include some that you have never seen before. 

And, if you get stuck, just pick up the phone and call us or write to us at [email protected].

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