The driving theory test has two parts – a question part and a hazard perception part, both of which you need to pass at the same time. In addition, you have to pass the theory test before you can apply for the practical driving test.


The first part of the theory test has 50 multiple choice questions on a touch screen computer. If you are unsure about a question you can flag it and go back to it later. The pass mark for the questions element of the test is 43 out of 50.

Hazard Perception

When you’ve completed the questions, there will be a short delay and then the Hazard perception test will start. The test consists of 14 clips of film on the computerAll together there are 15 “developing hazards” that you will need to identify. The sooner you identify these scoring hazards, the better your score for that clip. There is a maximum of 5 points per scoring hazard. You only need to click the mouse, not move the mouse cursor over the hazard. The pass mark for hazard perception is 44 out of 75.

As part of your driving lessons I will provide all the help you need with your theory test.


The nearest theory test centre is in Bolton.
34 Queensbrook, Bolton Technology Exchange,
Bolton, BL1 4AY