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The Theory test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions of which 43 must be answered correctly to achieve a pass. The standard time given is 57 minutes however those with special needs are allowed longer. The theory test is done on a touch screen computer headsets are available so you can listen to the questions being read in English. The test can be listened to in 15 other languages and also there is a video of the test in British sign language for those with hearing difficulties.
The hazard perception consits of 14 clips where you would use a mouse to highlight any hazards that appear a minimum of 44 must be achieved to pass the hazard perception.
Both parts of the test must acheive a pass otherwise both the theory and hazard perception will need to be retaken.
Areas the theory test covers are:
- Safety and the vehicle
- Safety margins
- Hazard awareness
- Motorway rules
- Rules of the road
- Vulnerable road users
- Other types of vehicles
- Road and traffic signs
- Vehicle handling
- Vehicle loading
The theory test costs £30 (prices set by the DSA).
Books I’d recommend to prepare for the theory test are:
The Highway Code
The Driving manual
The official theory test for cars