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Reduced theory test costs from October 2015

The cost of car and motorcycle theory tests will drop from £25 to £23 in October 2015.

Driving theory test

Theory test fees for other types of vehicle will also be reduced.

The changes apply to theory tests taken from 1 October 2015.

You can now book tests for 1 October onwards.

You’ll have to pay the old fee if you choose a test date before 1 October 2015.

Type of test Current cost Cost from 1 October 2015
Car theory test £25 £23
Abridged car theory test £19 £18
Motorcycle theory test £25 £23
Driver CPC part 1:
£28 £26
Driver CPC part 1:
hazard perception
£12 £11
Driver CPC part 2:
case studies
£24 £23
Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 test £83 £81

Avoid extra costs when you book

You can save money by using the official theory test booking service at

You only pay for the cost of the test itself when you use the official booking service on GOV.UK.

Other websites might charge extra fees.

Keeping costs down for motorists

The changes were announced in 2014, and follow costs being cut from £31 to £25 in October 2014 .

Published 29 July 2015