Everyone withdraws from the thought of taking exam, especially when you are learning to drive. Many find it to be a forever process, which can cost them significantly to get through.
To re-appear for the theory is the last thing on your mind, while booking. First timers can make use of the hints given below to pass their book theory test with flying colors.
What is driving theory test?
When you drive on the roads there are many lives at stake including the driver, passenger, pedestrians, animals, other vehicle drivers, and more. Driving theory test aims to evaluate the driving skills and knowledge of traffic rules needed to become a safe driver.
Driving theory test comprises of two sections – multiple choice & hazard perception. This exam is basically computer-based and conducted at DVSA approved test centers.
Multiple-choice section comprises of 50 questions and needs to be completed in 57 minutes. Moreover, you will need minimum 43 correct answers to pass.
You can take a break of 3 minutes then start the hazard perception section. In this section, you will need to watch 14 videos featuring daily road scenes with a single or two developing hazards. Whenever you sense a hazard developing, just click.
For each hazard recognition adds 5 marks and if you spot hazard earlier then you will gain more marks. Hazard perception section needs minimum 44 out of 75 for passing.
Is it needed to take driving theory test?
To attain a full license and freedom to drive, it is compulsory to take the theory test. Make sure to carry your provisional license to the test.
Even if you have a valid car license, you will need to pass the theory test to drive a motorbike. In case, you upgrade from automatic license to manual driving then a re-sit of practical exam is needed.
Hints to pass theory test at first attempt
Hit the books
DVSA has designed a handbook driving guide, which is loaded with useful tips. There is the Highway Code, which needs to be revised. These are sources from which basically all the questions are asked in the test. Spend some time in reading and re-reading the books.
Brush up hazard spotting
For hazard perception spotting, you can visit online. There are many video clips featuring different hazards that can be helpful. There are websites, which provide mock tests. They display interactive video clips to help candidates practice on effectively scanning the road, identifying distraction, and look out for U-turns or pedestrians.
(Minimum 20 hours of revision is necessary to ensure that you are totally prepared for the theory test)
Schedule revision hours
Theory questions are picked randomly, so it is necessary to be confident to answer any questions from DVSA handbook (1000 questions). Even spend time to practice hazard perception video clips. You can take help from friends and family for a rapid fire quiz round.
Mock test 3 days before test date
Taking mock test three days before the actual test date allows you to squeeze extra revision time, if it does not go well.
On the big day reach the test centre 15 minutes, before time to reduce the stress.