When you arrive for your theory test, your documentation will be checked first. For registration you will need your Provisional Driving Licence (photo card only since 8th June 2015).
You will then be taken to a test room where the computer will display your name and the category of test you're taking.
Multiple Choice Test
Before the test starts you will find instructions on how to use the computer. Don't worry you can choose to do a 15 minute practise run of the multiple choice questions so you can get used to how it works. After this the actual test will start.
In total 57 minutes are allowed for the test and you will need to get at least 43 out of 50 correct to pass the test.
After the multiple choice part you can choose to have a break of up to three minutes before the hazard perception part starts.
Watch the Official DSA car theory test - are you ready?
Hazard Perception Test
The Hazard perception test is made up of 14 video clips in which 15 hazards must be identified. The earlier the hazard is identified the more marks will be scored. The most that can be scored for each developing hazard is five points. To pass this part of the test you will need to get at least 44 out of 75 correct.
Tip: Remember to get a high score you need to:
Respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development click the mouse button as soon as you see a hazard developing