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What to Expect on the Day of Your Theory Test?

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As you have to complete your theory test before you can take your practical, many learner drivers want to pass as soon as possible. Designed to test your knowledge on the rules of the road, the theory test will require some revision on your part to ensure a higher chance of success. However, we understand that tests can be a little daunting. So in this blog we’re going to run through what to expect on the day of your theory test so you can be fully prepared and feel confident on the day.


1. Make sure you have the right paperwork!

You will be asked for your provisional driving licence before you take the test. If you don’t have it with you, you won’t be able to take the test and you will have to rebook – which is not ideal. Once you have presented all the right paperwork, you will be allocated a space in a computer room to take the test which is split into two parts…


2. Multiple Choice Questions

The first part of the theory test involves answering multiple choice questions which means even if you don’t know the answer you still have a 1 in 4 chance of getting it right. What’s more, you will already know a lot of the answers from your driving experience and some are just common sense. You will have 50 questions to answer in 57 minutes and you can ‘flag’ any questions you’re not sure about and review them later.


3. Hazard Perception

The second and final part of the theory test involves hazard perception. Before you start you’ll be shown a video explaining how it works.

You can then watch the 14 silent video clips of everyday road scenes. The aim is to click on the screen when you see a ‘developing hazard’. While most of the clips only have one hazard, one of the clips will feature two. You get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they appear. Unlike the multiple choice questions, you will not be able to review your answers at the end so it’s important that you give it your best effort the first time round.


4. Get your results!

That’s it! Once you’ve completed the test you should be able to receive your results straight away – just ask for them at the reception desk. If you’ve passed, congratulations! If not, don’t worry, you can rebook and try again.


If you’re searching for a Driving School Near Me and live in the Peterborough area, our intensive driving course is designed to get you ready for your practical driving test in just five days. When you start learning with us we book you into your theory test which can be taken at our test centre in Peterborough. We will run through all the knowledge you need to ace your theory test during our classroom sessions.

Interested in learning to drive with us? Head over to our website, or contact us today to learn more about our driving crash course in Peterborough.

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