- Apply for Provisional licence: https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence
- Book Your Theory Test: www.gov.uk/book-theory-testS
- New Show Me Tell Me Questions: www.gov.uk/government/publications/car-show-me-tell-me-vehicle-safety-questions
- U.K. Road Signs
- Free Theory Training
- Book your Practical Driving Test: www.gov.uk/book-drivingtest
- How to Deal with Roundabouts
- Road Signs
- Learner Driving Insurance
- Hazard Perception
Free Theory Training
Firstly suggest you do a Mock Test on the computer, then you will know what you are currently scoring.. Keep a record of this.
Then go through each section, for example, if you have scored low on Traffic signs spend some time on just doing this.
Suggest you do your Training in 30 minute sessions. Use a computer for this.
“47% are failing this exam as they are using a Phone and the App to study.”
You will do this Test on a computer, with a mouse!
Before you can take your practical driving test, you need to pass the theory test. It’s important that drivers know basic road rules and regulations when they’re on the roads because it could save their life or someone else’s. Our driver training courses help prepare for this exam without stressing out too much about it
The Theory test is made up of two parts: Multiple Choice Questions and Hazard Perception. The Pass Mark for the multiple-choice section is 43 out of 50, while a pass mark on hazard perception would be 44 out of 75 total possible points
Before you can take your practical driving test, it’s important to pass the theory test. This is a really big part of learning how to drive! Once you have passed this exam and are on your way out for that first time behind the wheel, all those hours spent studying will pay off as well.
When you’re preparing for the test, make sure to use all three of these books. You’ll want a copy of The Official Highway Code from your local library or book store and get copies Your Traffic Signs so that you can have one on each side of the car in case someone else needs it while driving with you. There are also tons of practice questions available online but they will not be exactly what is asked during an actual multiple-choice test.
How the test works
The multiple-choice test consists of 47 multiple choice questions taken from these topics
safety and your vehicle
vulnerable road users
other types of vehicle
road conditions and vehicle handling
rules of the road
road and traffic signs
incidents, accidents, and emergencies
Tips to help you learn the Theory Test
You can use your own experiences to help you learn, such as by linking what you’re learning with something that’s familiar. For example, if there is a road sign on the side of the road, think about where you’ve seen it before and use this experience to remember what its meaning might be – in other words: “Stop” means stop.
You could also create mnemonics (sayings or stories) for remembering information like abbreviations. One common abbreviation we all know is DVSA which stands for Driving Vehicle Standards Agency. So, try using these tips when preparing for tests so that they’ll be easier than ever before
Here are a few tips to help you learn:
1) Practise the question formats, as well as knowing all of the information. You’ll also need to know how questions in tests might be asked.
2) Use practice test and self-assessment from The Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers
3) Plan your study by setting yourself some timelines and targets – this will allow you see progress being made over time so that there is no shortfall on preparation goals or missed aspects!
Preparation for Hazard Perception Test
The hazard perception test looks to see if you can recognize and respond to hazards that could happen while driving. You should use the Official DVSA Guide for Hazard Perception before taking this part of your license examination so that you have a better understanding of what it is looking for when testing people.
We have free Hazard Perception Training for this.
How easy is it to pass your theory test?
The overall pass mark for the Driving Theory Test is 86% in To pass the multiple-choice section, you need to answer 43 out of 50 questions correctly. There is a a time limit of 57 minutes. As long as you get at least 43 marks, you won’t be failed if all of the questions you got wrong are on the same topic.
When you take your theory test, there are no trick questions. The DVLA randomly selects hundreds of official questions from their huge collection and ensures that each person will be asked an assortment – so it’s unlikely for the same exact question to come up twice.
The hazard perception section
In the hazard perception test, there are 14 video questions to answer. These videos will all be shown in their entirety and then broken down with each question individually if necessary so that no part of them goes unnoticed or unanswered.
If a student fails one aspect due to lack of knowledge on an earlier topic covered during theory testing but passes other parts successfully enough such as multiple-choice sections for example; this individual would still need to retake completing both exams together after re-taking those failed subjects areas until they have achieved 44 marks available out 75 total possible across both tests.
This is How the Hazard Perception Scoring Works
The hazard perception test is designed to find out if you can identify hazards before they become dangerous. You will see videos of 13 different types of developing dangers that may occur on a road.
In the videos provided you must look out for a deveoping hazard, so click the mouse, as soon as you spot there is a danger ahead. There will be other videos coming up will show two developing hazards.
Last minute tips to pass your Theory Test
The good news is that there are some things you can do in advance to help make this test easier on you. Here are our last-minute tips to help you get through it successfully!
Make sure you recap the hardest topics such as stopping distances, reflective studs, essential documents, emergency vehicles, and safety in your vehicle. If you find you cannot remeber all the stopping distances, don’t worry about this.
Make sure you’re passing at least 5 mock Theory Tests consecutively and have at least 5 minutes to spare at the end of each one.
Make sure you are flagging any difficult theory questions and revisit them at the end.
1) Read all of the questions carefully before starting each section – don’t rush through them as you might miss something important.
2) Make sure that you understand what the question asks for in terms of answers. If there are multiple options then make sure you choose the right one.
3) Use your knowledge of road signs and signals to answer any speed-related questions correctly.
Simple Hack to remember stopping distances
Stopping distances are always asked in the theory test, but they’re not easy to remember. That’s unless you know a special trick… which we’ll reveal here.
It takes a bit of simple maths. To work out each one you need to do is multiply the speed by intervals of 0.5, starting with 2. That’ll give you the stopping distance in feet, which is acceptable for the theory test. For example
20mph x 2 = 40 feet
30mph x 2.5 = 75 feet
40mph x 3 = 120 feet
50mph x 3.5 = 175 feet
60mph x 4 = 240 feet
70mph x 4.5 = 315 feet
Bad weather stopping distance questions
If it is icy then you increase these distances by 10
If it is raining you increase these distances by 3
What to bring for the Theory Test
How often have you forgotten a crucial document for sitting your Theory Test? For example, I just remembered that my provisional license was in my other jeans. You won’t be able to take the test without one and there are no refunds – so make sure not to.