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Revising For Your Driving Theory Test: How to Ace It First Time

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If you’re at the stage where you’re ready to take the theory test, then congratulations. This is the first big step to becoming a fully licensed driver. The driving theory test is split into two components: multiple-choice and hazard perception. We’re going to tell you the best way to revise your theory test so you can ace it first time around.


Multiple Choice Questions:


The multiple choice questions are designed to test your knowledge of the Highway Code, traffic signs, and the essential skills of driving.

For each question, you will be given four possible options, and you will only need to select one answer. Sometimes the answer is super obvious, however other times you may feel more than one option is suitable. When that happens you should simply choose the best answer.


What to Revise:

There’s no cheat way around revising this element of your theory test, however, a lot of the things you need to know will be covered in your driving lessons, while others are just common sense.


Highway Code: The Highway Code covers the essential rules of the road and how to drive responsibly in different situations. You can either buy a copy or read the free online guide which is helpfully separated into the different headings.

Traffic Signs: While a lot of your knowledge of traffic signs can be picked up from your practical driving sessions, it might be worth creating revision cards to test your knowledge of the essential signs on the roads and what they mean.

The essential skills: You can also read The Official DVSA Guide to Driving to sharpen and consolidate your driving knowledge.


Top Tips:

  • The good news is you can take practice tests beforehand to familiarise yourself with the format and check your progress. There are also a number of free tests available online. While these are not exact examples of questions you will be asked, they cover the essential topics you need to know.
  • Note down the questions you get wrong on your practice tests, and test yourself every now and again.
  • If there’s anything you’re not sure about, ask your driving instructor – they will be more than happy to help.


Hazard Perception:


For the hazard perception test you will be presented with a series of 14 video clips which show potential real-life scenarios on the road. You are expected to click your mouse each time you see a potential hazard.

Remember this is not a computer game, so it’s best not to blindly click in the hope that you will pass the test. All of your clicks should be in response to a hazard.


Top Tips:

  • To best prepare for your hazard perception test, it’s recommended that you take practice tests online until you get the hang of it.
  • You can also do real-life practice next time you’re a front-seat passenger by looking out for hazards as you go.


So there you have it, our top tips on revising for your theory test. We hope you found our advice useful. If you want to read more about theory tests, why not check out our blog.

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