The Theory Test is in two parts. The first part being the Muliple Choice Test and then the second part the Hazard Perception Test.
The mulitiple choice test consists of 50 questions. Associated with each question is a list of potential answers. You need to select the correct answer(s), by either touching the appropriate answer on the screen or using the mouse. You will be given 57 minutes to complete this first part of the theory test. To pass this part you need to correctly answer 43 out of 50 (86%).
Before you start the actual theory test a short video tutorial will explain how the test works.
You will also be given the opportunity to complete some practice questions to make sure you are familiar with the system..
At any point during the test you can select the review button to call up the review screen. The review screen enables you to check all the questions and your answers from the start. Alternatively you can jus review those questions flagged or not fully answered.
Once you have completed the Multiple Choice part of the test you would then move onto the Hazard Perception part of the test.
The following DVSA introduction video would be played at the start of the Hazard Perception Test.
The above video explains how the Hazard Perception Test works and what you are required to do. You would then be shown 14 Hazard Perception video clips of approximately 1 minute each. There will be 15 developing hazrads to find, at least 1 on each clip. However 1 clip will have 2 developing hazards. The clips dont contain any sound.
Each clip will start with afreeze frame at the start of the clip, after 10 seconds the clip will start and you will be required to click the mouse each time you see a potential hazard start to develop. To let you know your click has been registered a red flag appears along the bottom of the screen. Although each clip contains several hazards only the ones that materialize into a real hazard and involves other road users, are the ones that are marked.
The score you obtain will be dependant on how quickly you spot potential hazards as they develop. The time from the potential hazrds starts to develop, to the time your vehicle arrives at the hazard is time frame/timing window used to determine your score. This window is divided into 5 equal segments. Start at 5, then 4, 3, 2, 1 then zero. Only the highest scoring click is used for your score.
Dont try to cheat the system by clicking repeatedly as the system will pick this up. The system looks for any patterns or repeadted clicks. If this is detected a message window will appear at the end of that clip letting you know, and as a result the score for that clip will be ZERO.
At the end of the Hazard Perception Test after all 14 video clips, you will be given the option to complete a customer care survey, if you wish. You will then be directed to leave the testing room and collect your score for the 2 parts. The maximum score that can be obtained on the Hazard Perception part is 75 (15x5). To pass the Hazard Perception part you must score 44.
To pass the Theory Test you must pass both parts. If you fail either part, you must take both parts again.