Preparing for your driving theory test can be a nervous time, especially considering you must pass this examination before you can attempt your practical driving test.

But don’t panic — Pass ‘N’ Go has provided the following advice so that you can be ready to sail through the 50 multiple-choice questions and the hazard perception test with flying colours:

Download the DVSA Theory Test Kit

The official DVSA Theory Test Kit will be one of the wisest investments that you make throughout your entire time learning to drive — it’s also one of the cheapest purchases at just £5.

For this price, you will receive all of the following:

  • In-depth information on all 14 topics which are covered throughout the theory test.
  • A set of questions to answer within each topic, so you can see just how much you’re remembering after reading up on the theory.
  • A series of handy practice case studies.
  • Mock theory tests, made up of every official DVSA car theory test revision question and answer.
  • Access to ten official DVSA practice hazard perception interactive video clips.

The DVSA Theory Test Kit can be downloaded from the Google Play store or iTunes.

Don’t treat your theory and practical tests as separate entities

Theory and practical driving tests are designed to complement one another, transforming a novice learner driver into a proficient motorist.

Therefore, you shouldn’t treat them as separate entities, but instead keep in mind what you’ve studied for your theory test every time you have a driving lesson. You’ll be surprised how much theory you put into practice within just an hour behind the wheel.

Struggling to understand a part of the theory test? Talk to your driving instructor and they may demonstrate the theory in a real-world situation.

Don’t forget your provisional driving licence come theory test day

More of a word of caution than a piece of advice; if you fail to show your provisional driving licence when sitting your theory test, you will not be able to sit the exam.

Pacing your theory test

It can be easy to panic that you won’t have enough time to get through a theory test, but a bit of simple maths can quickly put your mind at ease.

For the 50 multiple-choice questions part of the exam, you will have a total of 57 minutes to play with. Therefore, aim to spend one minute answering each question — simply flag a question if you’re struggling to pick the correct answer at the end of the 60 seconds and move on.

Time it correctly and you should have at least seven minutes left to go back and answer the more difficult questions once you’ve reached the end of the questions.

There are no worries about pacing with regards to the hazard perception part of the test. This is made up of 14 one-minute clips, with one scene having two hazards that must be identified and the rest just the single hazard.


Article provided by Jenny Adair for Pass ‘N’ Go.

(Featured image credit: Car vector designed by Freepik. Used under the Creative Commons Licence.)