You need to pass your theory and hazard perception test at the same time before you
can apply for your practical test.
Getting a test date
You will need a valid provisional driving licence to take your theory test. Once
you've got that, you can book your theory and hazard perception tests online , or
by phone on 0870 0101 372. To apply by post call 0870 0101 372 or download a theory
How the theory test works
The theory test is a 50-question multiple-choice test. To pass you must answer 43
or more questions correctly within 57 minutes. Questions are chosen at random from
a bank of over 1,000 questions, and you answer by touching the screen. During the
test you have the option to skip questions and return to them later.
Learn to drive with me and you’ll be a registered AA Driving School pupil, you'll
get access to the free AA online theory test. Just one feature of the AA new learning
zone, it's available exclusively to pupils of AA franchisees..
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Check out AAttitude – the AA's essential website for new drivers – for some quick-fire
quizzes to test your knowledge.
How the hazard perception test works
There are 15 hazards to identify and you can score up to 5 points on each one, depending
on how quickly you identify them. You need to score 44 out of 75 to pass. Immediately
after your theory test, you'll watch a series of 14 one-minute video clips, each
showing potential hazards involving road conditions, pedestrians or road users.
The best way to prepare for the theory and hazard perception is with one the many
practice DVDs on the market, I can supply the excellent AA version if required.
The current cost for the theory and hazard perception test is £31