Book a driving theory test
The Theory Test can be booked online at https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test or by calling 0300 200 1122.
A car theory test costs £23 to undertake.
BDC driving school has been established over 30 years and our driving instructors are trained to teach pupils the required skills and knowledge ralting to the highway code.
There are various driving theory test centres, however the closest is in Basildon Town Centre.
The highway code is important when learning to drive, especially when looking at road signs and general car safety advice. Both the Theory and Hazard Perception tests must be passed together before the practical driving test can be applied for.
The theory test is multiple choice and consists of 50 questions requiring a pass mark of 43 correct answers. After a short practice the test can last for up to 57 minutes.
The theory test can easily be passed by taking advice and guidance from your BDC driving instructor. We recommend reading some of the publications listed at the bottom of the page to help you study for the theory test and continue to enhance your theoretical knowledge.
The theory test has a number of different sections and areas of knowledge that you need to know. These are highlighted below for reference.
This test consists of 14 moving driving clips with an example clip to start. Each clip has 1 hazard with one of the clips showing 2 hazards.
Each hazard that you see is worth 5 points and each clip lasts for approximately 60 seconds. Therefore there are 75 points to gain with a pass mark of 44 points required.
At each point you identify a hazard click on your mouse, the earlier you notice the hazard the more points you will obtain (5 – 1). A hazard is defined by anything that may cause you concern to change speed or direction.
Do not be afraid to click your mouse if you feel you are seeing a developing hazard as you will not loose anything by clicking on what is not a hazard. The clips cannot be repeated as you do not get a second chance when driving live on the road.
Towards the end of the test you will be given a scenario or a set of circumstances that relate to a real life driving situation.
Then you will be asked various questions relating to that scenario. Just visualise yourself in that situation and think what your instructor would have told you.
We have provided some useful resources below which you can purchase from Amazon to help study for your theory test.