Taking your theory test
The theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen monitor and mouse. The hazard perception part records your responses through the use of the mouse.
You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. If you pass only one part you will need to take both parts again.
Part One – Multiple choice
Before the test starts you will be given instructions on how the test works.
A question and several answer options will appear on screen, you will have to select the correct answer to the question by touching the screen or using the mouse. Some questions may require more than one answer. Remember don’t rush you will have plenty of time.
You will be asked 50 Questions in 57 minutes. The pass mark for the multiple choice part of the theory test is 43 out of the 50.
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After the multiple choice part you can choose to have up to a three minute break before the hazard perception part begins.
Part Two – Hazard perception
After the break you will then be shown a short tutorial clip about how the hazard perception works.
The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by clicking a button on the mouse. You will be presented with a series of 14 video clips each lasting approx 1 minute of which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.
To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five.
The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 44 out of 75. Click here for more information.