10 tips on how to pass your theory test

As if preparing for the practical driving test wasn’t pressure enough, you’ll also need to pass the theory test before you can get your full driving licence. To help you achieve top marks, we’ve got 10 top tips for success.


Be prepared:

1. Book your test

It may sound obvious, but you’ll need to book your test at one of the 160 test centres nationwide. Visit the official government site to find your nearest centre and book your test.

Make sure you have your provisional licence and a credit or debit card to hand, because it’ll cost around £30.

2. Hit the books

During the test you’ll be given 50 multiple choice questions from a bank of more than 1000 and you’ll need to get at least 43 correct to pass.

The good news is that the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) has produced a Theory Test Handbook which is packed full of useful tips and example questions. Make sure you get your hands on a copy and take some time to revise.

3. Brush up on your hazard spotting

Once you’ve made it through the multiple-choice questions you’ll move on to the hazard perception test. It’s made up of a series of video clips featuring a variety of driving hazards. You can get loads more information on the hazard perception test here.

To make sure you’re fully prepared, visit Drive iQ where you can practise scanning the road effectively, identifying distractions and looking out for cyclists with their interactive video clips.

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