The car theory test is changing from 14 April 2020.

The change will make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with a:

    • reading difficulty (like dyslexia)
    • learning disability
    • developmental condition (like autism)

How using a video clip will work:

You’ll watch a short, silent, video clip and answer 3 multiple-choice questions about it.

You can watch the video clip as many times as you like during the multiple-choice part of the theory test.

Example: You can watch the video, answer a question, and then watch the video again before you answer the next question.

What the screen will look like:

The left-hand side of the screen will show the video clip, with controls to:

    • play the video
    • pause the video
    • move to a specific part of the video on a progress bar
    • watch the video using the full screen

The right-hand side of the screen will show the question and 4 possible answers.

Who this change will affect:

All car theory tests will use video clips from 14 April 2020.

This includes if:

  • you fail a test before then and retake if from 14 April 2020
  • your test is cancelled or moved for any reason, and your new test date is from 14 April 2020

What’s not changing:

You’ll still need to study the same books and software to prepare for your theory test.

You’ll still need to:

    • answer 50 multiple-choice questions within 57 minutes
    • get 43 out of the 50 questions right to pass the multiple-choice part of the test

The hazard perception part of the test is not changing. This is where you watch video clips to spot developing hazards.

Please click on the link below to watch a video on the changes:

Theory Test 2020

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