The driving theory test is in two parts – a question part and a hazard perception part. Both parts need to be passed at the same time and the theory test must be passed before you can apply for a practical driving test. Theory tests are carried out at dedicated theory test centres rather than at practical test centres.
The first part of the theory test involves 50 multiple choice questions on a touch screen computer. The pass mark is 43 out of 50. We offer Theory Test Pro as a resource for our pupils to help them through the theory test.
Hazard Perception (HPT)
When you’ve completed the questions, there will be a short delay and then the hazard perception test will start. The test consists of 14 clips of CGI film each lasting around 30 or 40 seconds. In total there are 15 “developing hazards” that you will need to identify. The sooner you identify the scoring hazards on each clip, the higher your score. There is a maximum of 5 points per scoring hazard. If you fail to identify the hazard or click too soon or too late you score zero. You just need to click the mouse, you do not need to move the mouse cursor over the hazard.
The hazard perception pass mark is 44 out of 75.