Updated: Jan 26
The theory test can be a challenge to a lot of people. Not only do you have to get a lot questions right, you also have to watch some videos and press when you see a hazard.
Here are things that you can do to help you pass the theory test first time.
Don't underestimate it
Some people think it's going to be really easy so they don't prepare for it. They turn up on the day without having any practice beforehand. This is the worst thing you can do. There will be questions in there that you will not have seen unless you have studied and practiced it.
Know the basics
If you understand the basics, the rest is pretty straight forward. Reading the highway code might not be the most exciting thing to spend you time doing but it will give you a good foundation on the theory test. It shows you the rules and gets you thinking like a driver. It is also a small book so the reading won't take that long.
When you are on your driving lessons, ask your instructor lots of questions about things that might not make sense to you. When I was preparing for my theory test, I had no idea what coasting was. Although I had read about a couple times, I just couldn't get my head around it. That was until I asked my instructor and he explained it to me in a way that made sense.
Theory test hero and other theory practice apps are great for getting you ready for the real thing. We have used questions from the DVSA question bank and the hazard perception videos are from the DVSA as well.
Practice enough until you are able to consistently pass the mock test in the app. Once you can do that, you should be able to pass the real thing first time.
Good luck! 😁