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How Long Does the Theory Test Take in Total?

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Thinking about learning to drive? Or, perhaps you’ve been studying for your theory test and want to know a little more about what to expect before you go and book it. Either way, we’re here to put your mind at rest and answer common questions – one of which is posed in the title of this article.

We’re often asked how long the theory test lasts for and what you can expect on the day you sit it, so that’s exactly what we’re going to cover below!

What to expect

On the day of your theory test, you’ll need to bring your photocard driving licence with you, but that’s all you’ll need. If you don’t have it, you won’t be allowed to take the test and your booking fee won’t be refunded, either.

The theory test is split into two parts: a multiple choice exam (composed of 50 questions) and the hazard perception test. For more information on what the theory test includes and how to book yours, visit our Go Learning knowledge centre – the Theory Test category is packed with useful tips, tricks and guides.

In total, the theory test runs for 1 hour and 20 minutes. 57 of those minutes are taken up by the multiple choice test, after which you’ll be given the option of either taking a three-minute break or proceeding onto the next part of the exam – hazard perception.

The hazard perception test runs for 20 minutes. Don’t believe the rumours – this part isn’t as hard as some people make out, provided you understand how it works.

You can complete the multiple choice exam in less than 57 minutes if you want, but there’s no need to rush. You have plenty of time, so if you need it, use it!

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