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Theory test F.A.Qs

Updated: Jan 26

The theory test can be confusing for someone who has never done one before. Below is a quick guide with answers to some of the frequently asked questions we get.

Theory test booking?

You can book the theory test using this link: Book theory test

How much does the theory test cost?

To book the theory test, it costs £23 pounds. Avoid any sites that are trying to charge you more than this.

What do I need to book the Theory test?

To book the theory test, you will need a provisional licence, £23, a phone or something with an internet connection to book.

Where do I go to book the theory test?

You can book the theory test using the .Gov website.

What language is the theory test in?

The theory test can be taken in English or Welsh. You decide which one you want.

Can I bring a translator to the test?

This used to be allowed before but not anymore. You cannot bring a translator or any translation materials such as books etc.

Do I need to do the Theory test first before I start doing driving lessons?

The simple answer is no. You can start lessons before you take the theory test. For a more in-depth answer, check out this blog.

How do I change my theory test date?

If you've already got a test booked but need to change the date or location, click here.

How do I practice for the theory test?

The best way to learn and practice your theory is the Theory Test Hero App. For a more in-depth answer with other options, click below.

How to prepare for theory test

Can I book the theory test by phone?

Yes you can. Use this number to book through phone or extra support.

Telephone: 0300 200 1122

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Do I have to wear a face mask during my test?

At the time of writing this, the advice is as follows:

In England, you can choose whether or not to wear a face covering at your test.

In Scotland and Wales, you must wear a face covering at your test. If you do not wear one, you must have a good reason, for example:

  • you have a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability

  • wearing it would cause you severe distress

Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason.

If you cannot wear a face covering in Scotland or Wales

After you’ve booked your test online, you must email DVSA to say why you cannot wear a face covering. If you do not, and you come to your test without a face covering, your test will be cancelled.

Include ‘face covering exemption’ in the subject line. Add your name, driving licence number and theory test details to the email.

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