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How To Pass The Driving Theory Test in 2021

This article is all about how you can book your DVLA theory test and pass your driving theory test in 2021. We will also cover how to pass the hazard perception test and what type of questions come up in the mock theory test.

Remember You need the following two certificates if you want to get your driving licence:

1. A driving theory test and hazard perception test
2. A practical driving exam

There are two ways to pass your test:
1. If you need training from a teacher then you can visit our driving theory test training page
2. You can  visit our FREE practice question pages

In this article we will cover the following topics:
1. What is the multiple choice theory test?
2. What is the hazard perception test?
3. How much does the test cost?
4. Where, when and how can I book the exam?
5. How much time should I spend revising?
6. How can a teacher help me pass quicker?

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1. What is the multiple choice driving theory test?

Multiple-choice questions

You have 1 hour to answer 50 multiple-choice questions.

Before the driving theory test starts you’ll get:

  1. Instructions on how the test works
  2. The chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens

How the theory test works:

There are 50 questions and you need 43/50 to pass the exam. A question and several possible answers appear on a screen. You have to select the right answer.

The questions are taken from each of these 14 categories:

  1. Alertness
  2. Attitude
  3. Safety and your vehicle
  4. Safety margins
  5. Hazard awareness
  6. Vulnerable road users
  7. Other types of vehicles
  8. Vehicle handling
  9. Motorway rules
  10. Rules of the road
  11. Road and traffic signs
  12. Documents, Incidents
  13. Accidents and emergencies
  14. Vehicle loading
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2. What is the hazaard perception test?

Hazard Perception Test

You’ll then watch 14 video clips. The clips will all have 1 hazard in them except for 1 clip which will have 2 hazards. You will need to score 44/75 to pass this exam. You can visit our FREE questions and answers page if you would like to practice driving theory test questions ad answers.

What should I be clicking on for the Hazard Perception test?

There are 7 vulnerable road users and 3 different types of vehicles. As long as you click on these you will get points:

7 Vulnerable Road Users:

  1. Elderly drivers
  2. Pedestrians
  3. New drivers
  4. Children
  5. Animals
  6. Cyclists
  7. Motorcyclists

3 other types of vehicles:

  1. Lorrys and Buses
  2. Trams
  3. Motorcyclists

Watch out video on our YouTube channel and you’ll see how we pass the exam with ease.

3. How much does the test cost?

The costs of the exams:

The driving theory test costs £23
The practical driving test costs £62 (£75 on evenings and weekends
Please visit the government website for a full breakdown of the prices

How to book the exams:

1. A driving theory test and hazard perception test
2. A practical driving exam

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4. Where, when and how can I book an exam?

Where can I sit the exams:

The exam centre will be the closest to your postcode.

When can I sit an exam?

Exam bookings are usually available within 1 month. You will need to go onto the booking website to find the latest dates and times.

What documents will I need to book the exam?

You will need your provisional licence to book these exams. If you do not have a provisional licence you can apply for one on the government website.

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5. How much time should I spend revising?

As a teacher who has been helping students pass their exams since 2013 I would recommend you spend the following time spent on revision:

1. 9 hours revising 20 mock exams (each exam is 50 questions which is 1,000 questions in total)
2. 1 hour on hazard perception
3. 1 hour on road signs

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