Driving Theory Test Explained
You must have a provisional driving licence to book your theory test, and you can take the test from your 17th birthday onwards, if you get or have applied for the enhanced rate of mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) you can take the test from your 16th birthday.
The test is split into two parts:
You must pass both parts to pass the test.
You need to pass the Theory Test before you can get your full car driving licence. Please note if you want to upgrade to automatic transmission or already hold a category B1 driving licence then you do not need to take the car theory test.
Please click the link below for more information in regards to both parts of the Theory Test from the GOV.UK website:
Once the theory test is complete you will get the result at the test center. You must pass both parts to pass the test.
Multiple-choice questions - Pass mark: 43 out of 50
Hazard perception - Pass mark: 44 out of 75
Take a Practice Theory Test from the GOV.UK website: click here
Driving Practical Test Explained
You can book your Practical Driving Test if you have passed your Theory Test. The Practical Driving Test lasts for a duration of around 40 minutes, you will have to do an eye sight check, you will be ask two of the "show me, tell me questions", you will be tested on your generally driving which will include at least one exercise which includes:
parallel park at the side of the road
park in a parking bay - either by driving in and reversing out, or reversing in and driving out (the examiner will tell you which you have to do)
pull up on the right-hand side of the road, reverse for around 2 car lengths, and rejoin the traffic