Theory test

 Theory Test Pro in partnership with A Star Driving School

Our update for those of you planning on taking your theory test.

Important information about theory tests from 22 June to 3 July


All theory tests rescheduled

All theory tests in England, Scotland and Wales from 22 June up to and including 3 July have been rescheduled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We will update you with a start date for theory testing as soon as we are able.

What DVSA are doing

We are emailing anyone with a test booked from 22 June up to and including 3 July to let them know it has been rescheduled.

If you’ve booked a test for your pupils

If you have booked a test for any of your pupils during these dates, you will need to contact them to let them know that their test has been rescheduled.

You can do this on GOV.UK. You will need your driving licence number to do this. You’ll get another email from Pearson Vue. You do not need to pay again to do this.

Emergency theory tests

An emergency theory testing service will still be available to those who have a critical need to take a test, such as NHS and social care workers.

Please do not call our customer service centre as they will not be able to help. Stay up to date on the latest information on GOV.UK.

We will be monitoring the situation and we will let you know if we need to cancel any more tests.

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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.

Good luck