To get the Full Driving Licence, we first need to get the Provisional Driving Licence. Once we have the provisional licence, we need to pass the theory test first, followed by the driving test. So this will be the line of action.
- Get the provisional driving licence.
- Start studying for the theory test.
- Start taking driving lessons.
- Pass the theory test.
- Pass the driving test.
Once you pass the driving test, you will get the full driving licence.
Eligibility for Applying for the Theory Test
- You must have a Provisional Driving Licence.
Theory Test Fee
Structure of the Theory Test
The theory test has two sections:
- Multiple-choice Questions
You have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple-choice questions.
- Hazard Perception Test
You will be shown 14 video clips. The clips feature every-day road scenes. Each clip contains one or two developing hazards. You get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.
Studying for the Theory Test
You can download the Official DVSA Theory Test Kit app on your phone for £4.99 and practice using the app. The app alone is enough. You do not need to study any books.
You can download it for iOS from here.
You can download it for Andoird from here.
Depending on your basic understanding of driving, preparation for this test can take 10 to 20 hours.
Procedure for Applying for the Theory Test
You can book your test online using this link.
You will get the result at the test centre after taking the theory test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I drive my car on the provisional licence?
When you have your provisional licence you can drive on all roads except for motorways.
The car you learn in must display ‘L’ plates.
2. What is a developing hazard?
A developing hazard is something that would cause you to take action, like changing speed or direction.
Example: A car is parked at the side of the road and isn’t doing anything. It wouldn’t cause you to take action, so it’s not a developing hazard.
When you get closer, the car’s right-hand indicator starts to flash and it starts to move away. You’d need to slow down, so it’s now a developing hazard.
3. Can I use any other apps to study for the test?
The Official DVSA Theory Test Kit app is enough to study for the test. However, if you want, you can download other apps as well.