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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.


Top Tip!

As you progress, it's best to move on from practicing in an empty car park to driving on quiet roads, then on to everyday driving in different types of weather and at different times of the day and night.

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