Theory Test

The driving theory test has two parts to it – a question part and a hazard perception part and both these parts of the test have to be passed at the same time. In addition the theory test must be passed before you can apply for the practical driving test. Theory tests are carried out at dedicated theory test centres rather than at practical test centres using touch screen computers.


The first part of the theory test involves 50 multiple choice questions on a touch screen computer. The pass mark is 43 out of 50. You can learn for the theory test using recommended resources such as books and dvds.

Hazard Perception (HPT)

When you’ve completed the questions, there will be a short delay and then the Hazard perception test will start. The test consists of 14 clips of computer generated film each lasting around 30 or 40 seconds. In total there are 15 “developing hazards” that you will need to identify. The sooner you identify the scoring hazards, the higher your score. There is a maximum of 5 points per scoring hazard. You just need to click the mouse, not move the mouse cursor over the hazard.

The pass mark is 44 out of 75.

Dr1veschool can provide full advice and support on your lessons for both aspects of the theory test.

The theory test centre for Leicester is at

3rd Floor,
Rutland Centre,
56 Halford Street


You can book your theory test here