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The Theory Test

Test Day

What happens?

This two-part test checks your knowledge of the Highway Code and that you know what to do in specific driving situations.

In total it takes about one and a half hours.

When you take your theory test, you'll need to bring your photocard provisional driving licence with you.

You have to wait at least 3 working days before taking your test again if you don’t pass.

To book your theory test you'll need:

  • Valid UK provisional driving licence

  • Credit or debit card

  • Car theory test current fee: £25

Then you can either:


Preparing for your theory test

TSO LOGO WHITE BG CMYKBefore you can take your practical driving test, you of course need to pass your theory test.

There’s a lot to learn about the rules of the road and the better prepared you are, the more likely you are to pass first time.

A great place to start is with the Official DVSA learning materials as they are written by the people who set the test!

Learning materials are available in a range of formats, which will allow you to learn the way you find easiest.

As a Good Egg Driver reader, you will also receive 30% discount. Simply enter GE30 at the checkout.


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