The Theory Test

Booking the Theory Test

You can book your theory test by either:

  • Visiting the DVSA website and clicking on “Online Booking”
  • By calling 0300 200 1122

The Test

The local test centre for your theory is in Reading (the Basingstoke centre closed in August 2011). On the day, you must take your license with you – don’t forget this! Learner drivers have to pass the theory test before they can take the practical driving test. The theory test comprises two parts:

  • The multiple choice test (Pass mark at least 43/50)
  • The hazard perception test (Pass mark at least 44/75)

To pass your theory test you must achieve at least the minimum pass mark (shown above) in both parts of the test. After the test, you will be given a certificate if you passed.

Helpful Materials

You can buy a variety of books to help with passing your theory, as well as the mock theory PC-CD. This is available from the DVSA website, Amazon, and retailers such as WH Smith and GAME.

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