Theory Test

Theory Test
How to Pass Theory Test

Before you can take your practical driving test, you need to pass your theory test. It’s a really important part of learning to drive: when you get to your practical test, you’ll need to show that you can use what you learn for this test when you’re driving on the road.

The car theory test costs £25 Visit GOV.UK to find out more about the theory test.

It’s vital to prepare for your theory test: there’s a lot to learn about the rules of the road. The better prepared you are, the more likely you are to pass first time, which will save you the time and money that retaking the test will cost.

There are two parts to the test

the multiple choice part
the hazard perception part.
Preparing for the multiple choice test

The questions in the multiple choice test are taken from three books

The Official Highway Code
The Official DVSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills
Know Your Traffic Signs.
You’ll need to use all of these when you’re preparing. There are lots of products available that contain practice questions, but it’s really important you don’t just learn the answers without understanding fully why it’s correct because the questions on the actual test aren’t exactly the same as the practice ones.

Using official publications will help you get the most out of your preparations. You can find these on our online shop.

To help you get used to how the multiple choice test looks on-screen, you can practice doing the test online.