How to prepare for your driving theory test?

Everyone out there who want complete access and freedom to drive a car just have to pass a driving test after taking driving instructions and lessons from the driving instructor.

Before hitting on the road, there’s a lot to learn about the rules which are needed barely on the road. If you are better prepared to enter the exam, then there will be more chances to pass the exam. To save the money which shall be consumed in the retake, one should do practice and revision of the driving lessons again and again.

This vital test is divided mainly into two parts:

  • Multiple-choice questions part
  • The hazard perception part

To get a good result, you can follow some tips given below.

Book your theory test:

You can book your theory test from the UK at one of the 160 test centers nationwide. The necessary element is the availability of the provisional license and a debit or credit card to hand as it’ll cost around £30.

Prepare from the books:

There are 50 multiple choice questions from a bank of 1000 and you will need to get at least 43 correct to pass the test.

The DVSA has produced a theory test handbook which is packed full of helpful tips and example questions for learners.

There are three books which are there to guide you.

  1. Highway code:

The highway code is an essential reading book as it contains the rules which are legal requirements if you disobey any, then you will be fined or given a penalty on your license or be disqualified from driving.

  1. Know your traffic signs:

Knowing traffic signs is vital in directing, informing, and controlling the road users’ behavior. There are three basic types of traffic signs;

  • Signs that give orders
  • Signs that warn
  • Signs that give information

Each type of sign has a different shape for convenient recognition.

  1. DVSA essential skills:

Drivers and Vehicle Standards Agents (DVSA) produce the books in the essential skills range providing everything you need to learn about and maintain, safe driving, or riding skills for life. The book may have;

Sections of test for motorcyclists, free e-books for car drivers including the references to help candidates learn and revise

Questions and answers for revision as a sample

The official explanation of DVSA explanation for every question which helps the candidate understand quickly.

  • These sections help candidates to have information on every topic. They can do practice and monitor their growth.
  • This book is available in any high street bookshop or you can also buy it through an online platform.

Brush up your hazard perception:

After going through multiple-choice questions, you’ll move on to the hazard perception test. It is delivered on the computer and you have to respond to the answer by clicking on the mouse. The series of clips presents everyday road hazards, recognition of available clues, and perception of danger are skills that are necessary for all the drivers and riders.

The test may show the clip related to a situation like,

  • Driving in fog, rain, ice, storm, etc
  • Driving at night
  • Driving in low light condition

You can prepare for the test by buying DVDs or watching video clips featuring a variety of driving hazards from high streets shop or online shops.

You can also buy the guides which are available in these formats;

  • Online for PC or Mac
  • App for Apple phones or tablets
  • App for android phones or tablets

How do practice?

Put in the hours when you sit on a chair for revising and practicing the questions, this will help you achieve the goal. Take any type of theory test practice book available, have your own mock test 3 days before the test day to monitor your efficiency and progress.

DVSA provides two free online tests for each category:

  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Large goods vehicles (LGV)
  • Passenger carrying vehicles (PCV)

Each test for cars and motorcycles contains 50 multiple-choice questions. While the actual test has 100 questions and you are required to correct 85 answers to pass in LGV and PCV tests.

On the test day:

On the test day, you should leave the home earlier, so you will have plenty of time to minimize stress levels. Also, don’t forget to carry your provisional license and photo card.

Before the start of the test, you will be given 15 minutes to get used to the touch screen and understand the layout of the paper. During the test, you’ll have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions.

Wrap up:

By doing practice again and again one can achieve his target. As there is a saying ” practice makes a man perfect” give your best until you pass the test. The outcome of persistent hard work is fruitful. Do remember the instructions given to you during driving lessons by the driving instructor. Also, follow the defensive way of driving vehicles.

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