The theory test is in two parts but both
parts need to be passed at the same time before you can apply
for your practical test.
The first part
of the theory test is a
test. To pass you will need to correctly answer
43 or more questions out of 50
in a timescale of 57 minutes. These questions will be picked at
random from over 1,000 questions relative to all driving topics.
part of the theory test is
14 video clips,
each about one minute long, showing potential hazards involving
other road users, pedestrians and road conditions. There are
15 scoreable hazards
– one clip contains 2 and 13 clips contain 1. You can score up
to 5 points on each hazard depending on how quickly you respond
to seeing them. This is done by clicking using the button on the
You need to score at least 44 out of
75 to pass this test.
To prepare for these tests you should study
the Highway Code, Theory test questions and CD ROM for hazard
The cost for this combined test is
£23 and it can be booked at www.gov.uk/book-theory-test.