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  1. How to get a full UK driving licence?
  2. How much is the cost for the driving theory and practical test?
  3. What is the difference between auto and manual transmission vehicle licence?
  4. Do I have to retake both sections of the theory test, If I failed either one of them?
  5. Where Can I find the latest information about Driving Tests In United Kingdom?

1. How to get a full UK driving licence?   ^ top


To get a full driving licence in United Kingdom, you need to pass two tests, one theory and one practical.

Driving Theory Test.
The theory test is a computer-based tests at various tests centres around the country. It is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. Once you have passed the theory test you can then apply to take your practical driving test.

Part A. Multiple Choice Question Test

This section is designed to test your understanding of the theory behind driving. For cars and motorcycles, you have 57 minutes to complete the tests. It has 50 randomly selected, multiple-choice questions and you need to get at least 43 right to pass. For lorries and buses you'll be asked 60 questions in 70 minutes and the pass mark is 51 out of 60.


Part B. Hazard Perception Test

This section is designed to test your awareness of potential hazards whilst driving. you will be shown with 14 video clips, each about a minute long. The videos feature various types of hazard, such as road conditions, vehicles and pedestrians. The earlier you spot a hazard developing the higher the score. 13 of the video clips have one developing hazard inside, and one features two developing hazards. Hence totally there are 15 scoreable hazards in the test and you can score up to 5 points on each hazard. The passing score is 44 out of 75 for car and motorcycle, 50 out of 75 For lorries and buses.


Practical Driving Test

You can only apply for your practical test once you have passed the theory test. You won't be tested on all the manoeuvres and there is random testing of the emergency stop. 16 or more minor faults will result in tests failure(max allowed minor faults is 15). If you pass your theory test but fail your practical tests, you only need to take your practical tests again. A 'Show and Tell' element (demonstrating knowledge of safety aspects) has been added to the practical tests.

2. How much is the cost for the driving theory and practical test?   ^ top


Both MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) Section and Hazard Perception section of the theory test currently costs £30.00.

The practical test costs £56.50 for each attempt in weekday working hours;
£67.00 on a weekend or weekday evening.

3. What is the difference between auto and manual transmission vehicle licence?   ^ top


a manual-transmission vehicle licence allows the holder to drive a vehicle of both manual and auto type;

an automatic-transmission vehicle licence is solely for vehicles with an automatic transmission.

4. Do I have to retake both sections of the theory test, If I failed either one of them?   ^ top


Yes, either one fails will considered as the failure of the whole theory test, you will need to retake both of the MCQ and Hazard Perception tests again for another attempt.


5. Where Can I find the latest information about Driving Tests In United Kingdom?   ^ top