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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Take an official practice theory driving test

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) offers online samples of driving and riding theory tests for use by car drivers, motorcyclists, bus (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) and lorry (Large Goods Vehicle) drivers. You may use them to practise with as much as you want.

Practice tests

The DSA provides two free online tests each for:

  • cars
  • motorcycles
  • Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs)
  • Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCVs)

The links below will take you to practice screens that look similar to the theory test you will take at the official test centre.

Each test contains 50 multiple choice questions. There are no hazard perception clips within these tests.

The practice LGV and PCV tests are shortened versions. The actual tests contain 100 questions, and you'll need 85 correct answers to pass.

How to use this service

In order to take these practice tests, you must have Adobe Flash 9 installed on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Flash 9, you may decide to download it from the Adobe website.

Official learning materials

The DSA publishes a wide range of official learning materials. These include books, CD-ROMs and DVDs to help you prepare for your theory test. You can purchase these from high street book stores or online.

To find out more about these publications you can visit the DSA’s official TSO bookstore online.

Study the Highway Code

The Highway Code is essential reading if you want to learn to drive or ride. Many of the rules in it are a legal requirement, which means you are breaking the law if you do not follow them.

You can read the Highway Code online on Directgov.

Provided by the Driving Standards Agency

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