The car theory test is made up of two parts; multiple-choice and hazard perception and currently costs £31. You need to pass both parts to ensure you pass the theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other you will fail the whole test and will need to then retake both parts again.
Multiple Choice Questions
The first part is a 50 question multiple choice test on a computer where you have to click on the correct answer. You will get a few instructions on how the test works and then can choose to go through a practice session to get used to the layout of the test.
At the end of the practice session the real test will begin. You will have an hour to complete this and must answer 43 or more questions correctly out of 50. However, the test questions will not be the same as the ones shown on your study materials.
Hazard Perception Test
After the break you'll then be shown a short tutorial video clip about how the hazard perception part works.
The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by clicking a button on the mouse.
You'll be presented with a series of video clips which feature every day road scenes. In each clip there'll be at least one developing hazard, but one of the car/motorcycle clips will feature two developing hazards. To achieve a high score you'll need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five.
The pass rate is 44 out of a possible 75 points.