What Is The UK Driving Theory Test?
The Theory Test is designed to test your driving knowledge and “developing hazards” skills and is the first step to get a full UK driving licence. You will need to pass this before you can book your Practical Driving Test.
What Will You Be Tested On?
You have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions.
Before the test starts you’ll get:
- instructions on the test
- the chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens
Hazard perception test
Before you start the hazard perception test, you’ll be shown a video with instructions.
You’ll then watch 14 video clips with “developing hazards”.
You get points for recognising the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.
When Can I Take My Theory Test After Arriving In The UK?
You must have lived in England, Wales or Scotland for at least 185 days in the last 12 months before the day you take your theory or driving test.
What Score Do I Need To Pass The Test?
The Theory Test pass mark is 86%, so you must answer 43 out of 50 multiple choice questions correctly to pass.
The questions will cover many topics that include safety, road signs, and many more.
The Hazard Perception pass mark is 44 out of 75.
You must score a pass in both sections of the Driving Theory Test to pass the overall test.
Does The Driving Theory Test Expire?
Yes. The theory test certificate is currently valid for 2 years.