Theory and Hazard Perception Tests

Theory and hazard perception tests come first

You need to pass your theory and hazard perception tests at the same time before you can apply for your practical test.

Getting a test date

You will need a valid provisional driving licence to take your theory test. Once you’ve got that, you can book your theory & hazard perception tests online Theory test application, or by phone on 0300 200 1122.

How the theory test works

The theory test is a 50-question multiple-choice test. To pass you must answer 43 or more questions correctly within 57 minutes. Questions are chosen at random from a bank of over 1,000 questions, and you answer by touching the screen. During the test you have the option to skip questions and return to them later.


How the hazard perception test works

After the Theory  you’ll then watch a series of short video clips, each showing potential hazards involving road conditions, pedestrians or road users.

There are 15 hazards to identify and you can score up to 5 points on each one, depending on how quickly you identify them. You need to score 44 out of 75 to pass.