UK Driving Theory Test – Multiple-Choice Section
Before the actual test, you will be instructed on how to take the test and will be given a practice session of 15 minutes. Once the test starts, you will be presented one question at a time with answer choices. Every question will have one or more correct choices. You can pick the correct choice(s) by using your mouse or touching the computer screen. The test will be held for 115 minutes and you have to answer 100 questions in that time. The passing score for this section is 85/100.
UK Driving Theory Test – Hazard Perception Section
Before beginning the test, you will be given a video tutorial. The actual test will have 19 clips of video that show various day-to-day road scenes. Each clip will feature one or more budding hazards that you need to identify and respond to quickly (by pressing the mouse or touching the monitor). The maximum score of 5/response varies by the speed with which you respond. The passing mark for this section is 67/100.
Unlike the car or motorcycle licensing requirement, where you would have to take both the UK driving theory test sections simultaneously, for lorry or bus license you can take the tests on two different days. Whether you take both the tests on the same day or on different days, the Pass Certificate will be sent to you only after you complete both of them successfully. The two-year validity of the certificate is based on the date of the first test that you have taken. Therefore, if you fail to take and pass the practical exam within two years of the first section, you have to retake that specific section.
Whether you have successfully passed the UK driving theory test or have not been successful, you will receive a letter from the DSA with a feedback on your performance. This will help you understand which areas of the test you did not pass, and helps you retake another section with ease.