Driving Theory Test Simulator
Practice makes perfect
You have 57 minutes to answer 50
questions and the pass mark is 43

The more effort you put in now increases your chances of passing the test.
More importantly, it will also make you a better and safer driver for the rest of your life.
We recommend you study the three DVSA books upon which the test is based and keep practicing questions.

The DVSA stopped publishing Theory Test questions in 2012 to stop people learning answers without really understanding the questions.
When you complete a test on this website, you'll see your score with explanations of the questions you passed or failed.
The questions have been written by qualified Driving Instructors.


There are two elements to the current driving test; the Theory Test which tests your knowledge and the Practical Test where an Examiner observes your driving. This website was created to help you pass the Theory Test.

You must have already passed the Theory Test before booking a Practical Test.You must hold a Provisional Licence to take the Theory Test and you can take the test as soon as your Provisional Licence becomes valid. Normally for car drivers the earliest it can become valid is your 17th birthday. You can apply for it up to three months before your 17th birthday.

You must book your Theory Test in advance using the DVSA online service. There are two parts to the test; Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception and you must pass both on the same day.

If you pass, you will receive a Pass Certificate and must quote the number when booking your Practical Test. You Pass Certificate expires after two years, so if you don't pass the Practical Test in this time you will need to retake it.


It currently costs £25 to book the Car or Motorbike Theory Test on the DVSA website. There are also third party booking agents who may change a higher fee but offer additional services such as finding cancellations or free retests if you fail. See also our monthly competition page where you can win your test fee.

Multiple Choice Questions

In January 2012, the DVSA stopped publishing official Theory Test questions because they were concerned people were simply learning answers without really understanding the questions. The test questions are based on three publications; The Official Highway Code, The Official DVSA Guide to Driving and Know your Traffic Signs which are available to buy from the DVSA website.

When you arrive at the test centre you'll be given instructions. The test comprises 50 questions, you have 57 minutes to answer them and must get at least 43 correct to pass.

You can choose to do a practice session of multiple-choice questions to get used to the layout. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.

A question and several possible answers will appear on a computer screen. Some questions may need more than one answer. You can move between questions and ‘flag' questions that you want to come back to later in the test.

Some questions may be given as a case study; a short story followed by 5 questions.

After the multiple-choice part you can choose to have a break of up to 3 minutes before the hazard perception part starts.

Hazard Perception Test

You'll be shown a short video clip explaining how it works before you begin. You'll then be shown a series of 14 video clips on a computer screen which capture everyday road scenes which contain at least one ‘developing hazard'. One of the clips will contain two ‘developing hazards'. A ‘developing hazard' is an event which you might have to respond to when driving a vehicle. E.g. children playing at the side of the road, a pair of cyclists or road works.

You have to click when you first see the hazard developing and the earlier you click, the higher you will score.

The most you can score for each developing hazard is 5 points but if you click continuously or in a pattern during a clip, you will be disqualified and score zero for that clip.

The pass mark for the Hazard Perception Test is 44 out of 75.


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Questions are based on The Highway Code and Know Your Traffic Signs publications