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The Theory Test

How to apply

You need your provisional before you can book the test.  When you have this you can apply online at https://pt.dsa.gov.uk/tests/tests_E/tt/data_processing.asp

You will need debit or credit card in order to pay. 

To book over the phone you need your provisional  licence and a debit or credit card. 

Theory test booking line - 0300 200 122
Welsh language booking line - 0300 200 113
Fax booking line - 0300 200 1177
Minicom booking line - 0300 200 1166

Lines open 8.00 am to 4.00 pm except on Bank Holidays.

What do I bring?

  • Your provisional licence
  • Any other documents i.e. provisional application form

What happens when you are there?

  • Register at reception
  • Put valuables in the lockers provided, as you cannot take anything into the test room with you
  • Whilst in the test room you must not talk or distract any other candidates
  • The computer will then display your name and type of test being taken
  • Any problems raise your hand and the adjudicator will come to you

The test is split into 2 parts:

1) Multiple Choice

  • You will be given instructions on how the test works.  You can go through a practice session to get used to the layout and the test procedure.  After the practice session the test will begin.
  • You will be given single answer questions and multiple choice questions.  Some questions you may need to give more than 1 correct answer (2 correct answers for 1 question)

2) Hazard Perception

  • You will be shown a number of clips with various hazards. This can rang from other vehicles, to pedestrians and road conditions
  • You can score up to 5 marks per clip and the test contains 15 hazards