Theory test explained:
The DVSA Driving Theory Test Consists of 50 multiple-choice questions that are taken from a bank of over 1000 DSA theory test questions, all based on the Highway Code and road safety matters.
The questions will include a case study – a scenario on which five questions will be based. The case study will involve a real life situation that a driver could face whilst driving and aims to assess your understanding of road safety issues and not simply your knowledge of it.
14 Categories Divide The Questions:
For a detailed explanation of each category, including the essential facts you need to know, and category specific DSA practice questions.
3. Safety and your vehicle
4. Safety margins
5. Hazard awareness
6. Vulnerable road users
7. Other types of vehicle
8. Vehicle handling
9. Motorway rules
10. Rules of the road
11. Road and traffic signs
14. Vehicle loading
To Book The Theory TestOnline:
Book using the DVSA website.
DVSA theory test enquiries
Telephone: 0300 200 1188
Monday to Friday, 8am to
When booking your theory have your credit/debit card and provisional driving licence number with you. You will be given the date/time of your theory test immediately.
The Test Is Taken
The theory test exam is taken using a touch screen computer. You’ll have a fifteen-minute practice session before the theory test begins. Only one question will appear on screen at a time and you will be able to navigate backwards/forwards through the questions assessing answers and changing them if necessary.
You will need to answer 43 correct questions from a exam consisting of 50 questions.
57 minutes. The computer will indicate throughout how much time remains.
£23.00. This price includes the hazard perception test. (Subject to changes by the DVSA)
Take to the test centre both parts of your provisional licence – the photocard and the paper counterpart.
If you have an old-style licence without a photo you must also bring a valid passport.
Failure to present these documents will result in your test being cancelled. You should also take your appointment card or booking number.
There are over 163 test centres throughout the UK. For a list of them ask your instructor, call the dvsa info line on 0300 200 1188 or take a look at our theory test centre list.
If you fail
You will have to wait a minimum of three working days before you can take the theory driving test again. You can, however, apply to take it the day after your initial failure.
Preparation and Practice Practice by reading the DVSA Highway Code. A free web version is available. There are also many books, cd-roms containing the official driving theory test questions. The Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have their own official theory practice test questions and our mock theory tests are just as useful.
The theory driving test pass rate is 62.9%.
You will receive your results before you leave the theory centre.