Theory Test


The student will receive full support with theory by way of explanation and guidance and through out the course detailed handouts will be provided at appropriate times and this will assist greatly towards passing the theory test.

You will find highway code and various CD of great sources of information and to keep you focused and interested in the topic

Preparation for Theory Test.

There are 2 ways you can go about it.

    1. Obtain relevant reading material, read part of it every week and anything you do not understand, make a note of it. Show it to you driving Instructor when you see him for your driving lesson and he will explain it to you . This combined with hand outs from your driving instructor will help you to get through your theory test.
    2. If you are able to afford, then book 1-2-1 theory lessons with you driving instructor, who will go through each question with you, to make sure you understand and answers them correctly.

Taking your theory test

The theory test is made up of a multiple choice part and a hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass it. Only when you have passed your theory test, you can apply to take your practical driving test.

The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and the hazard perception part records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button.

You will need to pass both parts of the examination.

Multiple choice Section

Before the test starts you'll be given instructions on how the test works and you can also choose to go through a practice session . At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.

A question and several answer options will appear onscreen and you have to select the correct answer to the question by touching the screen. Some questions may require more than one answer.

Some multiple choice questions will be given as a case study. The case study will show a scenario that five questions will be based on. The subject of the scenario focuses on real life examples.

You can navigate between questions and 'flag' questions that you want to come back to later in the test. After the multiple choice part you can choose to have a break of up to three minutes before the hazard perception part starts.

Hazard perception Section

After the break you'll then be shown a short tutorial video clip about how the hazard perception part works.

The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by clicking a button on the mouse. You'll be presented with a series of video clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there'll be at least one developing hazard, but one of the car/motorcycle clips will feature two developing hazards.

To achieve a high score you'll need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five and you'll only have one chace to respond to the developing hazard. Pass mark for hazard perception is 44 out of 75.

At the end of the test

At the end of the hazard perception part of the theory test you'll be invited to answer a number of customer survey questions.

You don't have to answer the questions if you don't want to, and the survey questions don't affect the result of the test.

When you have finished the test you may leave the examination room. Once you have left the room, you'll not be allowed to enter it again. You'll then be given your result by the test organiser.