You have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions.
Before the test starts you’ll get:
instructions on how the test worksthe chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens.
How the test works
A question and several possible answers appear on a screen. You have to select the right answer.
Some questions are given as a case study. The case study will:
show a short story that 5 questions will be based on be about a real life situation you could come across when driving.
Leaving a question
You can ‘flag’ questions that you want to come back to later.
Changing your answers
You can go back to any question to review and change your answer at any point.
When you’ve finished
You can finish the multiple-choice questions part when you’ve answered all of the questions. You don’t have to use the full 57 minutes.
You can have a break of up to 3 minutes before the hazard perception test starts.
Hazard perception test
Before you start the hazard perception test, you’ll be shown a video about how it works.
You’ll then watch 14 video clips.
feature everyday road scenes
contain at least one ‘developing hazard’ - but one of the clips features 2 developing hazards
You get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.
What a ‘developing hazard’ is
A developing hazard is something that would cause you to take action, like changing speed or direction.
A car is parked at the side of the road and isn’t doing anything. It wouldn’t cause you to take action, so it’s not a developing hazard.
When you get closer, the car’s right-hand indicator starts to flash and it starts to move away. You’d need to slow down, so it’s now a developing hazard.
How the scoring works
You can score up to 5 points for each developing hazard.
To get a high score, click the mouse as soon as you see the hazard starting to develop.
You don’t lose points if you click and get it wrong. However, you won’t score anything if you click continuously or in a pattern.
You only get one attempt at each clip. You can’t review or change your responses.
Pass mark and test result
You’ll get the result at the test centre after taking the theory test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.
43 Pass mark
50 Points available
44 Pass mark
75 Points available
If you pass
You’ll get a letter with a pass certificate number at the test centre. You need this when you book and take your driving test.
Your pass certificate number lasts for 2 years. You must pass your driving test in that time, otherwise you’ll have to pass the theory test again.
If you fail
You’ll get a letter at the test centre. It’ll tell you which parts you didn’t score enough points on so you know what to practise.
You must book and take the full test again, even if you passed one part this time.
You have to wait at least 3 working days before taking your test again.