The theory test format is much the same as with the 'L' driver theory test, which you may or may not have had to take. It is conducted at your local theory test centre using touch screen computer technology.





It starts with a multiple choice element.


After a practice session you start the actual test which consists of 100 questions, each with four answers to choose from. You will have 90 minutes to complete this part.

The questions are categorised into four bandings which will test your knowledge of the whole syllabus:

  • Road procedure
  • Traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians, mechanical knowledge
  • Driving test, disabilities, law
  • Publications, instructional techniques

The pass mark is 85%, so 85 of the 100 questions answered correctly but you MUST also answer at least 20 questions in each band correctly.



Next is the Hazard Perception element.


You are shown a series of 14 different video clips on the computer and are expected to react to hazards you see developing by clicking the mouse. Most of the clips will contain one hazard, but one of the clips will contain two.

You are expected to react to these hazards in the early part of their development to achieve a high score. Each hazard can score you a maximum of 5 points so there are 75 points available.

The pass mark is 57.



 Having completed the test you will be given your result by the test centre staff. You must pass BOTH the multiple choice and hazard perception elements to pass the overall test.