About the Theory Test

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About the Theory Test

The Theory Test is in two parts. The first part being the multiple choice test as described below and the second part the Hazard Perception Test described elsewhere. On 28th September 2009 case study questions were added to the theory test and for those who have taken an accredited pre-driver training course they had the option to sit an Abridged Theory Test. The LDC Theory Test Software incorporates both these changes.

The multiple choice test for car drivers and motorcycle riders consists of 50 questions. Associated with each question is a list of potential answers. You need to select the correct answer, or indeed answers, by either touching the appropriate area of the computer screen or using the mouse pointer and button. You will be given 57 minutes to complete the first part of the theory test. To pass you need to correctly answer 43 out of the 50 questions (i.e. 86%).

Before you start the actual theory test a short video tutorial will explain how the test should be undertaken. You will also be given the opportunity to complete some practice questions to make sure you are familiar with the computer screens. As you can see from the layout of the theory test computer screens below, you move from one question to the next by touching or clicking on the arrowed buttons at the bottom.

Theory Test Questions

At any point in the test you can touch or click the review button to call up the review screen shown below. The review screen enables you to check all the questions and your answers from the start. Alternatively you can just review those questions flagged or not fully answered.

Theory Test Results

Once you have completed the quiz part of the test you would go onto the hazard perception part on the test.