Driving Theory Test

All the information you need about the driving theory test



Our guide to the driving theory test

To learn to drive you will need to take the official driving theory test. It's best to start to learn the theory part of driving as soon as you start taking lessons. Having and understanding of what the road signs and road markings mean will take a lot off your mind and help put you at ease. The theory test is a multiple choice question and hazard perception test. Before you start the multiple choice test, you can have a 15-minute practice session if you want to get used to the format of the test.

In the test there are 50 questions and you'll need to get at least 43 correct to pass. You'll have 57 minutes for this part of the test. Part 2 is the hazard perception test where you will be given short films to watch and you have to identify the developing hazard that a driver must be aware of and take action against. You can score up to five points for each hazard. You'll need to score at least 44 out of 75 points. To start your theory test go online to the official DSA website to start your booking.

When you take the test you will need to pass both parts to be able to pass. We will assist you as much as possible with your driving theory test. If you pass one part of the test but fail the second then you will fail the whole test and you will then need to resit both parts again.

When you go to do your driving theory test, you must take with you:

1. Your driving licence - both the card and the paper version
2. If you have an old style paper only driving licence - then take your passport as well
3. Your test appointment letter or
4.Your booking number if you booked in short notice



Ensure that you turn up to your test on time as if you turn up later you may not be able to take your test and you will lose your booking fee.

On the day of your theory test, before your test you have 15 minutes to do a practice version on the computer you are allocated, use this time if you feel you need to do some more practice, it will help you get used to how the test works and won't count towards your final score.

Click the button below to try these online mock theory tests.

DSA driving theory test button



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1. Pass rates

At Drive Wright Sheffield we pride ourself on having a higher than average pass rate. We do all we can to help our students pass first time.

2. Courses Available

We know that not everybody is a first time learner. Maybe you need some refresher courses or need more advanced Pass Plus or motorway skills. We can tailor a course to suit your needs.

3. Free Pick Ups

Unlike some driving schools we don't charge to pick you up or drop you off. We also don't pick up students before we have dropped off the previous pupil.

4. CD Roms

To help you learn to drive we have free use of CD roms that give you practical information of learning to drive. We also give students work sheets and plans to work to.