Failed your Theory Test? You’re not alone!
The pass rate for the Theory Test in the UK between 2017 and 2018 was 48.7%. In 2014/15 alone, 823,079 tests resulted in a fail so you’re probably not the only one of your friends to have failed. Remember – a lot of the time people don’t mention they have their theory until they receive their ‘congratulations’ letter!
So why are so many failing their theory?
We know it sounds cliché – but failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Do you know what the minimum depth of tyre thread is? Do you know the stopping distance of a car travelling at 50mph? A lot of learners think they can just ‘blag’ the theory with common sense, treating it as a small hurdle in the way of booking their practical test. But as you've found out – it’s not that simple!
The theory is essential in ensuring you have the knowledge to be safe behind the wheel. So learn from your last test, and prepare fully for the re-sit. On the other hand, many learners go to the test fully prepared with a lot of revision under their belt, but crumble with nerves at the last minute. If this happened to you, try to relax and don't beat yourself up about it too much. Continue to revise as much as possible leading up to the resit, and build your confidence with official style mock tests and consistent passes.
If you are using our Theory Test 4in1 Kit App, make sure you are covering your weakest categories. You can do this by selecting 'questions previously incorrectly' and 'questions not yet seen' in the settings. This will ensure you are going over content you are less familiar with.
With a huge range of revision aids available, there’s no reason for you not to pass next time round! Why not try our most flexible form of learning; online training, which can be used on your phone, laptop, mac and tablet?