All about the Theory Test
Prior to you obtaining a full driving licence, you will be required to under go three separate tests. First you will need to pass the combined theory and hazard perception test before you are permitted to attempt the practical driving test.
The Theory Test is a computer based test consist of 50 multiple choice questions; each question has a list of potential answers. You need to select the correct answer by touching the appropriate area of the computer screen.
The time allowed to complete the test is 57 minutes and within that time you will need to correctly answer 43 out of the 50 questions (i.e. 86%).
Once you have completed the test you will be given the option of a 3 minute break before you move on to the next part of the test, Hazard Perception.
The hazard perception test will start with a short video tutorial which will explain how the hazard perception test works and what you are required to do. At the end of this clip you have the option to go onto the test or play the tutorial again.
During the test you will be required to view 14 hazard video clips of approximately one minute each. You need to watch these clips as if you were the driver.There will be total of 15 hazards to find. 13 of the clips will contain one hazard on each clip and one clip will have two hazards.
You are allowed to click either the left or right mouse button whenever you think you see a hazard developing. The speed at which you click the mouse button will determine your score for that particular hazard clip. You can score between 0 and 5 on each hazard. Therefore the maximum you can score is 75 (i.e. 15 hazards x 5). To pass the test you need to score minimum of 44 points .
Although you have to pass your theory test before you can take your practical test, we recommend that you start studying for your theory test at an early stage of your driver training, but don't actually take the test until you have extensive amount of practical driving experience. This will allow you to combine your theoretical knowledge with the practical experiences you gain on the roads.
There is a vast quantity of study material available for the learning and preparation of the Theory and Hazard Perception tests. Whichever you choose, we strongly recommend that you study the books from which the questions are sourced as well as the questions themselves; this will allow you to understand the fundamental reasoning behind particular answers which you can put to practical use throughout your lifetime.
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