Once you have received your provisional driving licence and have signed it, you can apply for your Driving Theory Test as soon as you feel you are ready after your 17th birthday (16 if you get, or have applied for the enhanced rate of the mobility component of your Personal Independence Payment – PIP). If you have difficulties reading, a disability or a health condition of some kind, you should mention this at the time of booking. The cost is £23.00….. Make sure you use the official site or you may be charged considerably more or even lose your money completely!
What happens on the Driving Theory Test
During the Driving Theory Test you are firstly asked 50 multiple choice questions covering all aspects of driving. In order to pass you will need to answer 43 or more questions correctly, and you are allowed 57 minutes to complete the test.
The second part is the The Hazard Perception Test. For this, there are 14 video clips, and you will be assessed on how quickly you anticipate, see and react to the dangers shown. To pass, you will need to score a minimum 44 out of a possible 75. I can help you with how to best prepare for this.
If you would like to book online, you can book your Driving Theory Test online here.