driving theory test explained

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) theory test for cars is a computer based test made up of 2 parts which are :

  • the multiple choice theory questions
  • the hazard perception test

You will need to pass both parts to pass the driving theory test overall. Before you can book a practical driving test you will firstly need to pass the theory test successfully.

multiple choice theory questions

The multiple choice theory section has 50 questions covering various car driving subjects and lasts for 57 minutes. Some of these questions have more than one possible answer. 5 of the questions refers to a case study. To pass you will need to correctly answer 43 or more.

hazard perception test

This section has 14 short video clips which are shown on a computer screen. These clips contain various road hazards. Each clip is around 1 minute long and you will need to click a computer mouse when you spot a major hazardous situation developing ahead. Each hazard identified has 0 – 5 point available depending on how well you react.

  • 13 of the clips contains 1 major hazard.
  • 1 of the clips contains 2 major hazards.

A maximum of 75 points are available. The pass mark for the hazard perception test is 43 out of 75 points.

book driving theory test

You can use the link below to book your theory test :

Doncaster driving theory test centre

Silver House – Office 6,
Silver Street,
South Yorkshire,