Tips on Preparing Driving Theory Test:

DSA introduced the driving theory test in 1996. According to this test, new learners and drivers have to pass the theory test before they book their practical test. The test focuses on all aspects of driving theory such as attitude, safety, handling, rules of the road, traffic and road signs etc. It helps the new driver to acquire the in depth knowledge of driving test.

You can only book your practical test after the successful completion of theory test.

The test is delivered using a touch screen computer for the multiple choice part and clicking on a mouse for the hazard perception part of the test.

You have to show your theory test pass certificate, photo id and your license to book the practical test.

Practical test is different for different type of vehicles like cars, motorcycles, large goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles. During practical test, learner must show the examiner how they can drive, face manoeuvres and their knowledge of highway-code. The candidate will be given every opportunity to show his driving skills.

Theory Test Booking Procedures:

You will need to book the theory and practical tests separately through the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) on:
Telephone: 0870 010 1372 Fax: 0870 010 2372 Welsh speakers line: 0870 010 0372 Minicom line: 0870 010 7372 Website:
The Test consists of two parts:Multiple choice questions: - need to choose the correct answer from one/two or more options. Also there may be several correct options (pictures, graphics, road signs) which the candidate has to choose from the given set of answers.

New Driving Theory Test : The new theory test contain 50 questions, you will need to have at least 43 questions in 57minutes for passing. As in the old theory test, the new test is also taken using a touch screen computer for the multiple choice part and clicking on a mouse for the hazard perception part of the test. No need to be a computer expert.Each candidate will have up to 15 minutes to get used to the system before starting his or her test. For any help or assistance you can contact the personal at the test center.As is the old test, the screen is user friendly. Candidates can easily navigate through all questions. They can see the previous question, alter the answer etc.

At the end of the test, result is given to the candidate by calculating the screen of each candidate. Unlike before, there is no extra fee for immediate result.
We recommend you purchase from us the CD-Rom, which contains all the questions (in the question bank) and answers, which are in the same format as in the actual test, books or a hazard awareness video.

If candidates failed to pass first time there will be no limit on the number of times the theory test can be taken and there is no minimum time period imposed between attempts at the test, other than booking dates being full.
But with, there is no way to fail the test , You have to sincerely study and solve the questions from our question bank.

The new theory test cost is 28.50
Important books for reference :Highway code, BSM, AA, DSA, Know your signs
Hazard awareness consists topics such as:
Defining hazards, responding to hazards, reducing risks, Mirror, Signal, manoeuvre (Position, Speed/Gear, Look) routine etc.

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Test vehicle requirements for a car test and car and trailer test

Cars or vans presented for test must be: A four wheeled vehicle of no more than 3500 kilograms (kg) maximum authorised mass (MAM)Capable of a speed of at least 100 kilometres per hour (km/h) or 62.5 miles per hour (mph)The car or van must also be fitted with: A seatbelt for the examinerA passenger head restraint, this need not be adjustable but must be fitted as an integral part of the seat - ’slip on’ type headrestraints are not permittedAn interior mirror for the examiner’s useL-plates displayed on the front and rear of the vehicle but not interfering with the driver’s or examiner’s viewA speedometer that measures speed in miles per hour and kilometres per hourThe vehicle must be legal and roadworthy and have no warning lights showing i.e. the airbag warning light.

Category B1A motor powered tricycle or quadricycle must have an unladen weight of not more than 550 kg and be capable of at least 60 km/h (37.25 mph).
Category B + E - car and trailer Cars or vans presented for test must be a category B vehicle towing a suitably braked, unladen trailer of at least one tonne MAM. The examiner may ask for evidence of the trailer MAM, for example the manufacturer’s plate. All vehicle combinations must operate on appropriate brakes and utilise a coupling arrangement suitable for the weight.

Please note: Irrespective of the date vehicles were first registered, from 1 April 2006 externally mounted, nearside and offside mirrors for use by the examiner or any person supervising the test must be fitted. In the case of a category B+E vehicle first used on or after the 1 October 2003 the following additional standards will apply:The cargo compartment of the trailer must consist of a closed box body which is at least as wide and as high as the towing vehicle; the closed box body may also be slightly less wide than the towing vehicle provided that the view to the rear is only possible by use of the external rear-view

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