The driving online theory test is a screen based test, and consists of two parts, the theory and hazard perception test.
You can practice the theory test by entering your details on the right and view the official video below.
The driving theory test in more detail
The Theory element has been devised to test your knowledge of driving theory, in particular the rules of the road and the best driving practice.
The questions will cover a variety of topics relating to road safety, the environment and documentation. Only one question will appear on the screen at a time.
Most questions will ask you to select one correct answer from four possible answers given. Some questions may ask for two or three correct answers from the selection, but this is clearly shown.
Take your time and read the questions and answers carefully, although they are not intended to trick you, the answers may be very similar.
Your understanding will be tested by scoring at least 43 correct answers out of 50 multiple choice questions. You select your answers for this part of the test by simply touching the screen.
You are given 57 minutes for this part of the driving online theory test, so relax and avoid rushing. Some questions may take longer to answer than others but for those that you are not sure about, you have the option of 'flagging' them and then coming back to it later.
Make sure you answer all of the driving online theory test questions before you click finish, use the review function to check all have been completed.
Preparing for your Driving online theory test
To prepare for the multiple choice part of the test, we would advise you to study the recommended reading materials which are available from our shop as well as practising the online tests when you have read enough.
We would also expect your theory knowledge to improve whilst taking your professional driving lessons as this would allow you to put theory into practice and therefore see how real life situations are influenced by your understanding.
At the test centre
Now watch the DVSA video of what you need to take with you to the theory test centre and how the test works.
When you're ready, complete the required details (top right) and then have a go at the practice theory test. Best of luck.