Please enable javascript to ensure this website functions correctly.

    Learner Lessons - The Theory Test

    The Driving Theory Test is made up of a multiple choice part and a hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts at the same attempt. As a learner driver you must pass the theory test before we can book a practical driving test.

    It’s important that throughout your training you are learning the theory and putting this into practice when you drive, for this reason the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recommend taking practical lessons while preparing for the theory test.

    After passing the Driving Theory Test you have just two years in which to pass the Practical Driving Test. If you do not pass it within this time you will have to retake the theory test.

    Part 1 - Multiple Choice


    The multiple-choice part consists of 50 multiple choice questions and lasts for 57 minutes. You will need to answer at least 43 questions correctly to pass. A question and several possible answers will appear on a computer screen and you have to select the correct answer, using the touch screen system. Some questions may need more than one answer.

    The touch screen system is easy to use and clear instructions are given before the test starts. You can choose to do a practice session before the real test starts.

    At the end of the Multiple Choice part you can choose to have a break of up to three minutes before the Hazard Perception part starts.

    Part 2 - Hazard Perception


    The Hazard Perception part consists of 14 video clips that feature every day road scenes. Each clip contains at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will contain two developing hazards. A developing hazard is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing your speed or direction.

    As soon as you see a hazard developing, you respond by pressing the mouse button. The earlier you notice a developing hazard and make a response, the higher you will score. The most you can score for each developing hazard is five points. To pass the hazard perception part you must score at least 44 out of a possible 75 points.

    You will need to pass both the multi-choice and the hazard perception test in order to successfully pass the theory test.

    Help preparing for your Theory Test: Theory Test Pro

    Theory Test PRO is an online service that is designed to assist learner drivers prepare for their driving theory test and full access is FREE to all Lynne’s pupils.

    It contains all the official test questions licensed from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA), a complete online version of the Highway Code and hazard perception video simulations. It is kept up to date with DVSA changes to the Highway Code and new driving laws and will provide you with everything you need to pass your theory test first time.

    Theory Test Pro Features:

    • Complete online Highway Code
    • Practice a mock test using official questions from the DVSA
    • Practice your hazard perception using official video clips
    • Check your progress at a glance with easy-to-read graphs

    Click here to visit the 'Theory Test Pro' website

    Booking your Theory Test


    Some sites will make a charge for booking your test. There is absolutely no need to pay a test booking fee. Make sure you use the official DVSA booking site

    Click here to visit the official DVSA booking website

    More Information


    The Theory Test

    The Practical Test

    Show Me Tell Me Questions

    Price Guide

    Learner Testimonials