When a student starts to learn driving, he/she needs to apply for a provisional licence. The provisional licence will be with them until they successfully passed both the tests, then they will be given a UK driving licence. The UK Driving Theory Test is made up of two parts, both of which differ as per the type of vehicle licence the candidate is pursuing:
All these parts must be passed in order to obtain a Driving theory test UK pass certificate. This allows the candidate to book a practical driving test. Candidates have 2 years from the date that they passed the first part of their UK driving theory test to take their practical test, or they will have to pass all parts of the test once again before they can book a practical test. If you want to drive a car or ride a motorcycle, you will need to clear the driving theory test in UK before applying for either the car practical driving test or the motorcycle practical test.
Both parts of the test are taken on the same day. The questions in the Multiple Choice Test Part and format of the Hazard Perception Test Part depend on what kind of vehicle you want to drive. Learners will need to answer at least 43 questions correctly among the 50 questions within 57 minutes in order to pass. But, since 3rd September 2007, multiple choice questions for car and motorcycle driving theory test UK has increased from 35 to 50.
The practical car driving test is taken on the road with a professionally trained DSA examiner directing the candidate around a pre-determined route. An examiner marks the candidate for serious faults, driving faults and dangerous faults. An applicant will fail the test if he or she accumulates any serious or dangerous faults or more than 15 driving faults. The test usually lasts 38 to 40 minutes in a standard test. It takes approximately 70 minutes when the candidate is taking an extended test after having their licence revoked.
The UK driving theory test is made up of a multiple choice part and a hazard perception part and you need to pass both parts to pass the UK theory test. If you pass only one part and fail the other, you will fail the whole test and need to take both parts again. The questions in the MCQ test will depend on the category of the vehicle you are wishing to get a licence for. E.g., a motorcycle theory test will not contain questions that appear in any other test like car theory test. For the hazard perception test part, there are no separate versions for different vehicles, but the passing marks are different for them. The total score for the hazard perception test is 75 in which applicant must get the minimum 44 marks to pass.
One is the Life in the UK test certificate and the other is a B1 English test (GESE Grade 5) best taken from Trinity College London as it is the easiest. The exam is only 10 minutes and usually most people pass it unless the student’s English is absolutely zero.
What this means is that you will need to speak and understand English language to a reasonable level and then you can pass the test.
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