Our update for those of you planning on taking your theory test.
Many pupils ask what the best way is to approach the theory test. Do you for example study for this first and pass before starting to learn to drive? – I suggest not.
On 14th April 2020 the Theory test changed. These are the details .
Without some practical driving experience, some of what you need to read won’t make a lot of sense as without the practical experience to refer to or reflect on, new important information might not be so easily remembered.
The theory really is more about common sense and our page on which “books to read” will help you.
The Theory Test Pro banner above will assist you and is highly recommended
Pass marks are as follows.
On the multiple choice you must achieve 43 correct answers out of the 50 questions asked.
On the Hazard perception you must achieve 44 out of a possible 75 points. You must pass both sections.
Latest mandatory rules imposed by the DVSA as of December 15th 2021
Theory test services – change to face covering guidance in England and Wales
We emailed you recently to let you know that face coverings are now mandatory for your pupils during a theory test in England and Wales, unless they are exempt.
We have made some small changes to our guidance for your pupils to follow if they are exempt from wearing a face covering.
Separate room requirement
Your pupils with an exemption will still be required to take their theory test in a separate room to protect the health of other candidates and test centre employees.
A small number of our centres do not have a separate room, but we will try to arrange for an exempt candidate to be tested at the start or end of the working day.
If your pupil did not notify us that they are exempt when they made the booking, they have 2 options.
Your pupil can still attend their booked theory test and we will do our best to accommodate them.
They may be asked to wait until a separate room becomes available or return at another time.
If we cannot accommodate them or they cannot wait, they will receive a refund and they will need to rebook their test following the booking process outlined below in option 2.
Your pupil can cancel their test to get a refund and make a new booking on GOV.UK, carrying out the following:
Alternatively, your pupil can email us at TTcovidsupport@dvsa.gov.uk quoting their:
We will then make alternative arrangements to book their theory test and notify them when a booking has been made.
Recent theory tests that did not take place
If your exempt pupil’s theory test did not take place recently as we could not accommodate them, they will need to make a new booking and follow the guidance set out in option 2.
Reminder about rapid lateral flow testing
In line with government guidance, before travelling to a theory or practical test, you and your pupil in England and Wales should take a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test.
They are free and you get a result 30 minutes after taking the test. Getting tested regularly is the only way to know if you have the virus. If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.