The Theory Test

Is made up of 2 parts

Part 1

50 multiple choice questions and a minimum of 43 correct are required to pass.

You have 57 minutes to complete the test.

Part 2

14 one minute video clips showing developing hazards. There are 15 hazards to identify 1 clip has 2 hazards.Up to 5 points for each hazard depending on how quick you identify the hazard.

A minimum of 44 correct out of a possible 75 are required to pass

Both parts must be passed to pass your theory test if 1 part is failed the full test has to be rebooked and taken again

Fail to prepare is to prepare to fail.

Book your official DSA driving theory test online

The quickest and easiest way to book your official Driving Standards Agency (DSA) car, motorcycle, lorry or bus driving theory test is online. When you book using this official service, you only pay the cost of the test – there's no extra booking fee.

What you will need

To book your driving theory test online you need:

  • your valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland provisional driving licence number
  • your credit or debit card details

DSA theory test bookings and enquiries
Telephone: 0300 200 1122 (English bookings), 0300 200 1188 (English enquiries) 0300 200 1133 (Welsh bookings)
Textphone: 0300 200 1166
Fax: 0300 200 1177
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm


How to pay for your test

The cost

When you book your test on Directgov, you only pay the cost of your theory test - there's no extra booking fee

DSA can only accept the following cards:

  • Delta
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

Rebooking your test

If you took your test today but didn't pass, you'll have to wait at least three clear working days before you can take it again.

Help with this service

If you have any problems when using this service, please contact DSA's customer service team.



As the theory test is an important part of learning to drive we offer free theory test support and free use of theory test software, and as long as you follow the guidelines we suggest you should be more than capable of passing this test 1st time.


Book your driving test from £62 using the official DSA driving test booking service - no hidden booking fees and instant confirmation for all driving test centres..