Butler's Driving School - The Theory Test

The Theory Test is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and the hazard perception part records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button.

You need to pass both parts to pass the Theory Test. If you pass one part and fail the other you will fail the whole test and you will need to take both parts again.

Part One - Multiple Choice
Before the test starts you will be given instructions on how the test works. You can also choose to go through a practice session of the multiple choice questions to get used to the layout of the test.

At the end of the practice session the real test will begin. A question & several answer options will appear on screen. You have to select the correct answer to the question by touching the screen. Some questions may require more than 1 answer. You will be asked 50 questions in 57 minutes. The pass mark is 43 out of 50.

Part Two - Hazard Perception
The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by clicking a button on the mouse. You will be presented with a series of 14 video clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.

To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test; as on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard.

The pass mark for the car hazard perception part of the Theory Test is 44 out of 75.

The Practical Driving Test