There two parts to the Theory Test
This part contains 50 multiple-choice questions covering a wide range of driving topics. A touch screen controls the test. By touching the screen, you select an answer, or answers, from the selection shown.
You have the opportunity to work through a practice session lasting up to 15 minutes allowing you to get used to the system before starting the actual test.
To pass you must answer 30 or more questions correctly in 40 minutes
You are allowed a break of up to three minutes between the tests then, the hazard perception part will start. You will be shown a tutorial video first. This uses sample footage with a sound track (headphones supplied), which will explain how to complete this part of the test. You may repeat the tutorial once more if you wish.
The test consists of 14 video clips, each lasting about one minute. The clips feature various types of hazards, such as vehicles, pedestrians and road conditions. You should respond by pressing a mouse button as soon as you see a hazard developing that may result in the driver having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction. The earlier the developing hazard is spotted, and a response made, the higher the score. Clients can score up to five marks on each hazard and the test contains 15 scoreable hazards.
The pass mark for this part of the test is 44 out of 75 for car drivers and motorcycle riders.
The Practical Test
This is the test that shows the examiner your skills in controlling a motor vehicle. The test will begin with a new section of "Show me, Tell me" where the examiner will ask you two questions about your vehicle. The driving part of the test will then begin. The driving test is straightforward. It ensures that you can drive safely and considerately and that you know the Highway Code and can demonstrate this whilst driving. The examiner will give you directions in plenty of time and ask you to carry out set exercises.
The whole test lasts for approximately 35- 40 minutes.