How to book theory test

Booking your test

The first step is to contact your local testing centre directly to see if they offer any discounts for booking online. If you don't find one, then try using a website like Quidco. They will compare all the major providers and give you the best deal.

When you can take the theory test

The theory test is taken by all candidates who want to sit the driving exam. It’s not mandatory but it does give you a better idea of what to expect from the practical driving test. If you pass the theory test, you’ll then need to complete a minimum of 50 hours of supervised practice before sitting the practical driving test.

Who needs to take the theory test

Theoretical knowledge is not required to sit the practical driving exam, but it helps if you want to pass. It’s important to know what you’re doing before you start driving. If you don’t understand road signs, traffic lights or road markings, then you could end up causing an accident.

If you have a moped or motorcycle licence

The first thing I ask people who want to ride a motorbike is whether they have a valid driving licence. This will allow them to drive legally in most countries around the world. It doesn’t matter if it’s a learner permit or an unrestricted licence – but if you don’t have one, then you won’t be able to drive anywhere.

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If your licence is not from Great Britain

The UK driving license system has changed several times since it was first introduced in 1903. In 2000, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) took over responsibility for issuing licences and regulating driving standards. The DSA operates under the Department for Transport and is part of the Home Office.

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Change or check your test details

If you want to change your date or location, simply click ‘Change/Check Test Details’ at the top right hand side of the page. This will take you back to the booking form where you can amend your details.

Rebook your test

The best way to book a rebooked test is by calling our customer service team on 0800 917 5678. If you call within 24 hours of booking, we will refund any fees paid.

How much does it costs to book the Theory Test.

Depending on where you want to take the theory test, the cost of taking the test varies.

Changes to confirmation methods when you book a Theory Test

The new changes will mean that if you book a theory test through us, we will send you an email confirming your booking. This email will include information about how long it will take to receive your results, what you should expect from us once you have booked and completed your test, and any additional information you may require.

Beware of sites that charge when you book a Theory Test

If you want to take a theory test, it will cost you nothing. The only thing you might pay is if you decide to take the exam after you’ve booked a date and time. But don’t worry – this won’t happen unless you choose to cancel.

How do I book a Theory Test by phone?

If you want to book a theory test by phone, you will need to call the number below. This service is only available from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Are you sure you're ready to book a Theory Test?

Theory tests are designed to give you a snapshot of your current knowledge and understanding of the subject area. They don't replace studying for the exam itself, but they will provide some useful information about where you stand before you start cramming.

Preparing for your theory test

The first step is to find out whether you need to sit the exam at all. If you don’t need to take it, then you should probably wait until you’ve passed your driving licence before taking the theory test. If you do need to sit the test, you will need to register with the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) so they know where to send the results. They will give you a date to sit the test and a practice test to complete.

What happens in the multiple choice test?

The multiple choice test is a timed exam where you answer a series of questions based on what you learned during the course. It’s usually given at the end of each chapter, so it will cover all the material covered by that chapter.

What can I expect from the hazard perception test?

The hazard perception test is designed to assess your ability to react quickly to potentially dangerous situations on the road. It consists of three parts – speed control, decision making and reaction time.

What do I need to take to my theory test?

Your theory test will consist of two parts. The first part involves reading through the question paper and answering the questions. This section takes around three hours to complete. The second half of the test consists of a practical exam where you’ll be asked to demonstrate what you know by solving problems using real world examples. It usually lasts around one hour.

What special requirements are catered for?

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How long is the theory pass certificate valid for?

Theoretical knowledge tests are valid for two years from the date they were taken. If you want to study again after this period, you will need to retake the test.

What happens if I fail my theory test?

If you fail your theory test, you will not be able to drive legally. The consequences of this include being unable to travel to work, school, or anywhere else without assistance, and having to pay for any car repairs yourself.

Find a nearby test centre

The first step is to find a local test centre. You should be able to find one through your GP surgery or online. If you don't know where to start, ask your doctor or practice nurse. They will be able to point you towards the nearest testing service.

Make your payment

The amount you pay depends on what type of card you use. If you want to take out a loan, you will need to provide proof of income and assets. This may include bank statements, payslips, tax returns, or invoices.

How long it takes to study for a theory test

The average amount of time needed to pass a driving theory test varies depending on where you live. In England, for example, it usually takes around three hours. But this can vary from one part of the country to another. If you want to find out what the local rules are, then visit the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.

How you’re performing in mock tests

The best way to prepare for a mock exam is to study hard and practice regularly. If you find yourself struggling, try using our free online mock exams to see where you stand before investing too much time into studying.

What is a mock theory test?

A mock theory test is a practice exam that gives you an idea of what it will be like taking the real thing. It helps you prepare for the actual exam by giving you an opportunity to review topics and concepts covered in the course.

Northern Ireland 

To book your Northern Ireland booking theory test, visit the website of one of the approved testing centres and follow the instructions. You will need to provide some personal details and payment information when making your booking. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with all the relevant details.

booking confirmation email

You have successfully booked a place at our Northern Ireland Driving Theory Test Centre. Please check your spam folder as we may have sent you an email with details about your booking.

 multiple-choice questions

Please note: Multiple choice questions are only available during the last hour of each session.

Multiple-choice questions are used to assess your understanding of the key points covered in the course. There are 50 multiple-choice questions in total. Each question has four possible answers, which are shown below. Choose the most appropriate answer for each question.

1. Which of the following is NOT a reason why you might fail your theory test?

a. Your eyesight isn't good enough.

b. You haven't studied properly.

c. You're nervous.

d. You've been drinking alcohol.

2. Which of the following would be the BEST way to prepare for a driving theory test?

a) Read the manual thoroughly.

b) Practice your sat nav.

c) Study the road signs.

d) Do lots of laps in the car park.

3. What happens if you get more than five penalty points?