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The theory test

The theory test is divided into two parts, both of which involve using a computer:

  • Multiple choice, and
  • Hazard perception.

If you fail one of the sections you will have to take both parts again.

Only after you have passed both parts of the theory test can you apply to take your practical driving test.

Examples of the sorts of questions asked in the multiple choice section can be found at www.dvla.gov.uk

The hazard perception test involves you being shown a number of different video clips and requires you to respond to the hazard.

Theory test appointments can be booked using the DVLA’s online booking service www.dvla.gov.uk or by calling 0300 200 1122. You can also download an application form and apply by post.

You must have your provisional driving licence before you apply to take your theory test.