The Theory Test
The theory test consists of 50 multiple choice questions which are taken from a bank of over 1000. Five of the questions will be related to a case study. You are allowed 57 minutes to complete the questions, using a touch screen computer, and have to answer 43 or more questions correctly to achieve a pass.
These are based on the Highway Code, driving and road safety issues.
The hazard perception test consists of 14 video clips, each lasting about a minute. Each clip will involve a hazard which will cause the driver to change speed, direction or stop. One of the clips will have two hazards for you to identify.
A score of at least 44 out of 75 is required to achieve a pass.
Both tests must be taken and passed at the same time.
There are a number of books; CD-ROM's and DVD's available to help you work towards your theory test. A selection of books and DVDs to assist learning are available from your instructor.
Take a FREE mock Theory Test with Freelance School of Motoring in association with Theory Test Pro. You will need to register using your email address together with a password of your choice.
Freelance Theory Test Pro is available to all pupils taking regular lessons with Freelance School of Motoring.
NB: On 23rd January 2012 the DSA switched to the new theory test question bank, these questions have not been published.
Theory Test Pro has already been updated with these changes, and are regularly updated as required.
Click here to Book your Theory Test on line
To book a Theory Test you will need your provisional driving licence number and a credit or debit card.
The theory test costs £31 when booked directly with the DSA. Other websites may charge an administration fee.
Watch the DSA video entitled 'How To Pass Your Theory Test' by clicking the link http://youtu.be/z_zi6j24F6s
If you have mislaid your Theory Test certificate click on the logo and log in to access your certificate number.
Click to view the Official Highway Code online
Click to download the 'Know Your Traffic Signs' pdf file
Please note: Whilst we advise taking the Theory & Hazard Perception test as soon as possible, passing the test does not mean you are ready to book your Practical Driving Test.
Your instructor will advise when your driving is reaching the standard required to take the practical test.