Who needs to take a theory test

A theory test is part of the process required for anyone who wants to become a qualified driver in the UK. There are two stages to being a standard car driver: first passing a theory test, and then taking the practical driving test.

You will not be allowed to take the practical test until you have passed the theory test, so they must be taken in that order.

The theory test is itself composed of two parts, a multiple choice question based exercise and a hazard perception test whereby you study a series of clips and must indicate when you see a hazard developing. You need to pass these theory test elements by getting the required score (more information on the respective pages for those two elements).

Passing the theory test will require a certain amount of study. On this website you are able to register and access the official driving theory test questions for the multiple choice element of the test. There are also eight hazard perception clips that you may view - these are not the ones that will appear in the test but will allow yourself to familiarise yourself with this element of the test.

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