Theory test preparation

It’s vital to prepare for your theory test: there’s a lot to learn about the rules of the road. Before you even can take your practical driving test, you need to prepare for and pass your theory test first.

The car theory test costs £23. There are two parts to the test:

Part 1: Multiple choice

Part 2: Hazard perception

About the test
  • You have 57 minutes
  • Answer 50 questions
  • 47 based on 14 topics
  • 3 based on 1 video clip
  • Score at least 43 out of 50 to pass

How to prepare

Learn online with our learning program to get you ready for your theory test. Click the image below! This will measure your test readiness based on your progress, so you can be confident you’re fully prepared on the day of your theory test in Kendal.

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Part 2: Hazard perception

About this test

Watch this short video to understand how the test works:

In the test, you’ll see 14 film clips, each shown from a driver’s point of view. You’ll need to spot the developing hazard in each film: this is something that might require you, as the driver, to take some action such as changing speed or direction. For example, a car pulling into the side of the road ahead of you is a developing hazard because you may need to slow down and manoeuvre around it or stop.