Understanding your driving test result

From:Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

Car driving test

Understanding your car driving test result, including what was assessed, what sorts of things counted as faults, and how to improve in each area.

About your driving test result

To pass your driving test, you needed to make:

  • no more than 15 driving faults (sometimes called ‘minors’)
  • no serious or dangerous faults (sometimes called ‘majors’)

If the examiner had to tell you to do something or take control of the car to avoid an accident, your result will show the ‘examiner took action (ETA)’.

Talk to your driving instructor about your result. This will help them focus any more lessons you need or Pass Plus training on the right skills.

If you did not pass

Talk to your driving instructor about when you should rebook your test if you failed. You should only book it when they say you’re ready.

You could ask your driving instructor to carry out a mock test to help make sure you are ready for your next test.

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