The car theory test is an essential first step toward getting your full license. Your theory test consists of two sections: the multiple-choice section and hazard perception, with you needing to score at least 43 out of 50 on the hazard perception and 44 out of 75 on the hazard perception to pass. You have 1 hour and 20 minutes to take the test, although you can finish early. Passing the test as easily and quickly as possible is the most favourable option for many. However, as of 2019/20, only 47.7% of people taking the car theory test passed, making it essential to prepare well and take the test seriously. We at Marsh Finance have provided our top tips for passing the theory test below.

Top Tips For Passing The Car Theory Test

  • Use the guides provided by the DVSA (Driving Standards Agency) and revise!
  • Use the test apps that simulate a car theory test- these apps vary the questions allowing you to understand all the questions that could come up.
  • Build your hazard perception awareness by watching videos online- the DVSA recommend 20 hours of revision so you’re prepared for the test.
  • Take your time in the test- you have over 50 minutes to answer the multiple-choice questions; take your time with them and leave tricky questions to come back to
  • Bring your provisional license to the test centre- otherwise, you will not be granted access to the test.
  • Don’t panic! The test can be daunting but remember to relax and work at a steady speed- time is on your side.

The theory test is an essential step in gaining your license, so you need to work to pass. If you do this and take your time in the trial, the result should be in your favour. Good luck!