Driving Test Information

The Theory Test

The theory test now comes in two parts

PART ONE The Multiple Choice Questions
You will get 50 questions where you will have several options and you must choose the correct answer, you will need to read the questions carefully as there could be more than one answer to each question (This will be told to you in the question). Some of the questions will be in the form of a case study where you will have to read a real life scenario and answer specific questions relating to how you would react if you were facing the scenario.

For this section you will have to get a minimum of 43 marks out of 50 to pass

PART TWO – The Hazard Perception Test
The hazard perception test is a series of video clips which each show a driving hazard, you will have to click a button as soon as you see the hazard developing to score the marks.

For this section you will need to get a minimum of 44 marks out of 75 to pass

The DSA provide a lot of information on the theory test and some example tests for you to try.
Click the links below to take a look:
» DSA Theory Test Information
» DSA Theory Test Practice

The Practical Test

The practical test has three main elements :-

You will firstly be asked to read a number plate from a required distance

You will be asked two show-me tell-me type vehicle safety check questions. These are basic checks for you to show that you know that the vehicle is safe to drive.

These include questions such as :-
• How do you check the cars oil levels?
• How do you know the car tyres are legal?
• How do you check the cars water levels?

The third part of the test is the practical part, you will be examined on your car control and how you react to situations on the road you may also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.

Throughout the test the examiner will direct you on one of the pre-approved DSA routes which is carefully selected so you encounter several scenarios such as roundabouts and dual carriageways.

You will also be examined on one out of the three standard manoeuvres:
• Turn in the road
• Reverse Bay/Parallel parking
• Reverse around a corner

The test now also includes a new independant driving section which requires you to drive independently by following a series of directions from the examiner and/or following traffic signs.

But don’t worry OMG! will make sure that you are well prepared for your test in every way, for more details check out the information on practical tests on the DSAs’ website below.
» DSA Practical Test information