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Last Minute Tips to Pass Your Theory Test!

"HELP, My Driving Theory Test Is This Week!"

So, your Theory Test is this week and you’ve left it to the last minute to prepare, probably because you’ve got more interesting things to do…

Don’t panic, we’ll get through this together. Here’s a quick look at everything you’ll need to know and do to pass your Theory Test!


What do I need to take to the theory test with me?

You’ll need your UK provisional driving licence with you to be allowed to take the test. So, make sure you know where it is, a new one can take up to 15 days to arrive! If you’ve lost it, here’s where you can get a new driving licence and here’s where you can rearrange your Theory Test (You must give at least 3 clear working days’ notice).

You can’t take any personal items into the test room with you. Here’s what you can’t take in with you.

  • Mobile phones
  • Earphones
  • Watches
  • Bags

What’s in the test?

There are two parts to your 2017 Theory Test:

Multiple-choice questions – 57 minutes long, 50 questions, you need 43 correct answers to pass.

Hazard Perception – 14 x 1 minute videos, you need 44 points out of 75 to pass.

You’ll need to pass both parts of the Theory Test to get your hands on that lucrative certificate!

The multiple-choice part of the exam is straight forward; simply get 43 of the 50 questions correct to pass. Some of the questions are case study questions, which will be about a real life situation you could come across when driving.

The Hazard Perception is the more interactive part of the test; in this section you’ll have to watch 14 one-minute clips which feature at least one developing hazard.

The DVSA want to keep you on your toes by featuring two developing hazards in one of the videos video, so watch out for that one.

You need to click the mouse whenever you see a hazard developing. Each hazard carries a maximum score of five, and you’ll gain more points for spotting hazards earlier!


Now, it’s time to cram!

Right, now you know what you’re up against; it’s time to start cramming!

First things first, grab the 4-in-1 Theory Test Revision app. It’s got everything you’ll need to pass. It’s got your Theory Test and Hazard Perception but it’s also got Highway Code and Road Signs content.

Next, work your way through the 2017 questions and answers till you know your stuff, you can flag up hard questions, watch training videos and sit unlimited amounts of mock tests!

There are some tricky questions on the Theory Test, so make sure you know them all – here are the Theory Test’s toughest questions that could be thrown at you in 2017.

Now you should know everything there is to know about for tomorrow and be ready to take your test, so make sure you know what the average Theory Test Pass Mark is and take our quick, free mock test here.


Good luck! Make sure to let us know how you got on!


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