About The Theory Test

In this section of our website we’ve written the information you need to know about the theory test and what it involves. The theory test is split into 2 parts, the first part is a multiple choice test containing 50 questions and you must score at least 43 out of 50 to pass. After you have completed the multiple choice question part you’ll be give a short few minutes long break before moving onto the Hazard Perception part of the test. You won’t be given the score of the multiple choice questions part until you have completed both the multiple choice and hazard perception parts.

The Hazard Perception part contains 14 video clips of everyday road scenes and traffic conditions, each video contains at least 1 developing hazard but 1 of the video clips will contain 2 developing hazards.

A developing hazard is one that could result in you having to take some sort of action such as changing speed or direction.

The developing hazards are given a score between 1 & 5 , five being the highest score and one being the lowest. The earlier you see a developing hazard and respond by clicking the mouse the higher you score. You will need to achieve an overall score of 44 out of a possible 75 to pass this part of the test. If you click in a continuous pattern then the system will  display a warning message at the end of that particular clip and you will receive a score of zero for that clip.

After completing the hazard perception part of the test it will conclude by a message on the screen asking you to exit the exam room, you will then be presented with your results for both parts. You need to achieve the above pass marks for each part to be successful, for example if you pass the multiple choice part of the test but fail to pass the hazard perception part you will have to retake and pass both parts at a later date. If you are successful in is passing both parts you will be given a pass certificate which you’ll need before booking and taking your practical driving test.

Your theory test certificate will be valid for 2 years and you’ll need to pass your practical driving test within that time , if not you will be required to retake and pass the theory test again.

Theory Test Fees
The cost of the theory test is £23 and this includes both the multiple choice and hazard perception parts.

Booking Your Theory Test
We recommend that you only use the www.gov.uk website to book your theory test as booking anywhere else may not be able to guarantee your booking date and time. To book you theory test on the www.gov.uk website please click the following link: https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test

For More Information on The UK Car Theory Test please click the following link and you be taken to the www.gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/driving-theory-test/overview