The New Theory Test
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.
Remember if you purchase a block booking of 10 or more hours with Christine’s School Motoring online we will give you 3 free months access to the DTS Anytime software which contains everything you need to know to pass the theory test! Read about our offer here!