Tips for passing your theory test

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Last updated: 22 Aug 2019

Before you can take your practical driving test, you’ll need to make sure you’ve passed your theory test and that you know your stuff when it comes to the highway code. A theory test costs £25 a go, so you want to make sure you’re prepared and that you pass first time.

There’s no way to guarantee a pass, but making sure you’re ready for your theory test is the best way to get that step closer to your driving licence.

Our top tips for passing your theory test

#1. Practice makes perfect

The more you practice, the more prepared you’ll feel for your theory test. Make sure you’ve done enough practice to pull the facts off the top of your head. If you're currently taking driving lessons then make sure you absorb all the information your instructor tells you when you're behind the wheel - it could definitely feed into your theory test!

#2. But don’t just memorise questions and answers

You won’t be able to find the official questions which you’ll face in your theory test because they’re not published by the DVSA. This means memorising questions and answers won’t work. Instead, make sure your knowledge of the subject areas is up to scratch.

#3. Know a hazard when you see one

The hazard perception test is the second part of the theory test. You’ll have to be able to identify developing hazards from a series of short clips and must click at the right time to score maximum points.

Our hazard perception video will give you a good idea of what to expect on the test and at what stage a hazard is considered to be ‘developing’.

On the day

#5. Give yourself plenty of time

The last thing you want to be doing on the day of your theory test is running for the bus. Leave yourself plenty of time to get there so that you turn up feeling calm and ready rather than stressed and un-prepared.

#6. Don’t rush

You’ll be given 57 minutes to complete the multiple choice part of the theory test, so there’s no need to rush. Make sure you leave yourself time at the end of the test to go back and check your answers – you never know where you might have made a silly mistake!