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Theory Test

As a learner driver you must take and pass your theory test before you book your practical test. The theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test.

Part one - multiple choice

At the beginning you can choose to go through a practice session to get you used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin. Each question has multiple answers, you have to select the correct answer to the question by touching the screen. Some questions may require more than one answer.

For cars and motorcycles you'll be asked 50 questions in 57 minutes. The pass mark is 43 out of 50. You can navigate between questions and 'flag' questions that you may be unsure of and want to come back to. After the first part (multiple choice) you can choose to have a break of up to 3 minutes before the hazard perception part starts.

Part two - hazard perception

At the start you will be shown a short video clip about how the hazard perception test works. This part of the test consists of 14 video clips which feature every day road scenarios. In each clip there'll be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. You respond to the hazard perception by clicking a button on the mouse. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. To achieve this you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The pass mark is 44 out of 75.
You must take the following items with you. If you do not, they may refuse to carry out the test and you would lose your fee.
  • Your appointment letter.
  • Both parts of your valid signed UK (or Northern Ireland) driving licence.
  • If you have an old-style paper licence you must bring both your paper licence and a valid passport.
  • Booking your Theory Test
The easiest way to book your test is online via Direct.gov website.

Liverpool Theory Test Centre
Orleans House (3rd floor)
Edmund Street
L3 9NG