What's Involved In The Theory Test?
Before applying for a practical driving test you must first pass the theory test and the hazard perception test.
When can I take my theory test ?
Once your provisional licence becomes valid you will be able to apply for your theory test.
Normally the earliest your provisional licence will become valid is on your 17th birthday.
Multiple Choice Questions
The multiple choice part of the theory test requires you to answer 50 multiple choice questions within 57 minutes. Before the test commences you will receive full instructions on how the test works and what is required and you will also have the chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens.
Each question and several possible answers will appear on the screen and you will be required to choose the correct answer. You will have the chance to skip any question and come back to it later and also your can go back and change an answers that you have previously selected.
You will also be allowed up to a 3 minute break between the completion of your multiple choice questions and the start of your hazard perception test beginning.
You Before beginning the test you will be shown a video explaining how the test will work.
You will then be shown 14 video clips containing at least one hazard (one clip will contain two hazards)
It is possible to score up to 5 points for each developing hazard by clicking the mouse when you see a hazard developing on the video clip.
Pass mark requirements
You will receive the results of your theory test before you leave the test centre. You must pass both parts of the test.
The pass mark for the multiple choice questions part of the test is 43 out of a possible 50 marks and the pass mark for the hazard perception section is 44 out of a possible 75 marks.
If you pass you will receive a letter with a pass certificate number at the test centre and if you fail you will receive a letter explaining which parts you didn't score enough points on - this will allow you to focus on these areas when studying for your next test.
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