Taking your theory test
The theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard
perception part. The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen
computer and mouse and the hazard perception part records your responses
through the use of a computer mouse button.
You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. If you pass one part and fail
the other you will fail the whole test, and you will need to take both parts again.
Before the test starts you will be given instructions on how the test works.
questions to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the
real test will begin.
select the correct answer to the question by touching the screen or using the
mouse. Some questions may require more than one answer.You will be asked 50
questions in 57 minutes. You can navigate between questions and 'flag' questions
that you want to come back to later in the test. The pass mark for the multiple
choice part of the theory test is 43 out of 50.
After the multiple choice part you can choose to have a break of up to three
minutes before the hazard perception part starts.
Part two - hazard perception
After the break you will then be shown a short tutorial video clip about how the
hazard perception part works.
The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by
clicking a button on the mouse. You will be presented with a series of 14 video
clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one
developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.
To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during
the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is
You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test; as on the
road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard.
The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 44 out of 75.