Preparing for your Theory Test
The theory test has two parts, part one is multiple choice questions and part two is hazard perception.
To prepare for this we recommend that you purchase from any good Book Shop the resource material that is available. There are books with sample questions and a CD-Rom is available which also has some hazard perception information.
The Multiple Choice Questions.
Before the test begins you will be given instructions on how the test works. You will also be able to go through a practice session if you wish.
On the screen will appear a question with several answers and you have to select the correct answer by touching the screen. Some questions may have more than one answer.
For this part of the test you will be given 57 minutes to answer 50 questions and you must get at least 43 correct.
If you are not too sure of the answer to a particular question, you can flag it and come back later to it.
After completing this section you will be given a 3 minute break before the hazard perception starts.
The Hazard Perception
This part is also on the computer but response is by clicking the mouse. You will be presented with 14 clips, in each clip there will be at least one hazard, but one clip will feature two hazards.
You should respond to each hazard as it develops. The earlier you respond to the development of the hazard the more likely you are to get the maximum score of 5 points for each.
The pass mark for this section is 44 out of 75.
Once both parts are complete you may leave the room to receive your results from the Test Centre staff.
You must pass both sections, to be awarded a pass. Failure in one, will result in a failure for the complete test.