6. Pass mark and test result
You’ll get the result at the test centre after taking the theory test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.
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If you pass
You’ll get a letter with a pass certificate number at the test centre. You need this when you book and take your driving test.
Your pass certificate number lasts for 2 years. You must pass your driving test in that time, otherwise you’ll have to pass the theory test again.
If you fail
You’ll get a letter at the test centre. It’ll tell you which parts you didn’t score enough points on so you know what to practise.
You must book and take the full test again, even if you passed one part this time.
You have to wait at least 3 working days before taking your test again.
Check you're allowed to drive
Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.
Get a provisional driving licence
Driving lessons and practice
You need a provisional driving licence to take lessons or practice.
Prepare for your theory test
Book and manage your theory test
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
Book and manage your driving test
You must pass your theory test before you can book your driving test.
When you pass
You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.
You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.