Theory tests

Book your driving or motorcycle theory test, find theory test centres, get a refund for a cancelled test, change your test date.


  1. Book your theory test

    Book your official DVSA car or motorcycle theory test for £23, or other lorry, bus and Driver CPC theory tests

  2. Claim expenses for a cancelled driving test

    Apply for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses if your theory test or driving test was cancelled with less than 3 clear working days’ notice.

  3. Take a practice theory test

    Take free official practice theory tests from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for cars, motorcycles, lorries and buses

  4. Change your theory test appointment

    Find an earlier driving theory test, move it to a later date, or change the test centre you take it at

  5. Theory test: cars

    When to book your car theory test, what to take with you, how the multiple-choice questions and hazard perception test work, and the pass mark

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Coronavirus: driving tests and theory tests
  2. The Highway Code
  3. Reuse DVSA learning materials
  4. What you're allowed to film or record during a driving test
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News and communications

  1. Hazard perception test now features more weather conditions
  2. 20 years of the theory test making roads safer
  3. Reduced theory test costs from October 2015
  4. Hazard perception clips get a modern makeover
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Research and statistics

  1. Driving test statistics (DRT)
  2. DfI Driver, Vehicle, Operator, and Enforcement Statistics - 2019-20 Quarter 3
  3. Car theory test data by test centre
  4. Motorcycle theory test data by test centre
  5. DfI Driver, Vehicle, Operator, and Enforcement Statistics - 2019-20 Quarter 2
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Driving theory test fee changes
  2. Driving test language support
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Information about questions used in the theory test
  2. Number and reasons for providing free car theory tests since January 2013
  3. Numbers who have taken 10,15 and 20 attempts to pass their car practical and theory driving test between 2007 and 2013
  4. Practical driving tests and theory tests passed each year since records began
  5. Theory and practical driving test information for Upton and Wallasey driving test centre
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