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You don't have to take the theory test before you start your driving lessons but you do have to pass it before you are able to apply for your practical driving test.

 

 


It's also advisable to have a few driving lessons before you attempt your theory test.



 

THE TEST

The theory test is made up of two parts; multiple choice and hazard perception. For the multiple choice section you are required to use a touch screen computer. The hazard perception part records your responses with the use of a computer mouse. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test.

Part One: MULTIPLE CHOICE

 Before the test starts you will be given instructions, and also the opportunity of a practice session with the multiple choice questions. You will be asked 50 questions in 57 minutes. If you reach a question you're not sure about, you can carry on and come back to it later. The pass mark for the multiple choice part of the theory test is 43 out of 50

Part Two: HAZARD PERCEPTION

First you will be shown a short video tutorial.  Then you will be presented with a series of 14 video clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. The pass mark for the car hazard perception section of the theory test is 44 out of 75.

 

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THEORY TEST

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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