Theory test

Theory Test:

The theory test now consists of two parts, the multiple choice questions and the hazard perception test. You must pass both parts to pass your theory test. To pass both test you will need to study an up to date copy of the highway code book, I also recommend that you obtain a copy of the learning to drive success DVD to practice questions and assist you with passing the Hazard Perception. When booking your Theory test make sure you book through the official DSA web site it should cost £23.00 if you are charged more than £23.00 it is not the official site or click on the link above Information & test book and click on theory test link.

Free practice therory tests at the bottom of this page.

Multiple choice

The multiple choice section consists of 50 questions which you will be required to answer in 57 minutes. This part of the test requires you answer the questions by touching the correct box on the actual computer screen. The system is very easy to use and before you actually start the test you have the option of a 15 minute practice session before the real test begins. Throughout the test you have the option to flag any questions that you would like to come back to a bit later. So when you've reached question 50 you can go back to any that you've flagged. Also make sure you use all the time available to go over all the questions again just in case you've made any obvious mistakes. The PASS MARK for this section is 44 out of 50. When you have finished the multiple choice section you can have a 3 minute break before the hazard perception section starts.

Hazard perception

Before the real Hazard perception test begins you have a tutorial which shows what you need to do for the test, and after if required you can repeat this tutorial one more time only. The Hazard perception test consists of 14 movie clips which are approximately 1 minute long. One of the clips has 2 hazards you are required to spot. So for this section you are required to spot 15 hazards in 14 movie clips. The test requires you to spot the hazards in the clips by clicking on the mouse button as soon as you see the hazard develop. The earlier you spot the hazard the higher your score will be. If you click the mouse as soon as you see the hazard developing you will get the maximum of 5 points for that hazard. A hazard is anything that could cause you, the driver to change speed or direction. The Pass Mark for this section is 44 out of 75.

Theory Update

What’s changing in the Theory Test, and when?

From 1st January 2012, the Driving Standards Agency is making changes to the UK driving Theory Test. From this date onwards, the DSA will add new multiple-choice Theory Test questions to the test. The DSA will not let anyone publish these new Theory Test questions, so they will not appear in any product, nor on any website. However, the DSA will continue to release official DSA Theory Test revision questions, and these will be published in all Driving Test Success products.

What’s the difference between DSA revision questions and the “real” Theory Test questions?

Simply that the “real” DSA Theory Test questions will, from 1st January 2012, start to include new questions that will not be published.

These example moc tests need Adobe flash 9 to run. Once loaded to may need to adjust the size of the window bottom right corner to 75%.

Practice Theory Test 1

Practice Theory Test 2

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