About the UK Driving Theory Test

In CarTheory and Hazard Perception comes first

You need to pass your theory and hazard perception test at the same time before you can apply for your practical test. You will need a valid provisional driving licence to take your theory test. Once you’ve got that, you can book your theory and hazard perception tests online with the DSA on the DirectGov website.

How the Theory Test Works

The theory test is a 50-question multiple choice test. To pass you must answer 43 or more questions correctly within 57 minutes. Questions are chosen at random from a bank of over 1,000 questions, and you answer by touching the screen. During the test you have the option to skip questions and return to them later.

Learn to drive with us and you’ll get access to our free online theory test practice.

How the Hazard Perception Test Works

Immediately after your theory test, you’ll watch a series of 14 one-minute video clips, each showing potential hazards involving road conditions, pedestrians or road users.

There are 15 hazards to identify and you can score up to 5 points on each one, depending on how quickly you identify them. You need to score 44 out of 75 to pass.

Test Fees

The combined theory and hazard perception test currently costs £31

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