The test currently consists of two sections, both of which are fully computerised.
The theory test, in which the candidate must answer 50 multiple choice questions, covering every aspect of driving.
The candidate is given a maximum time of 57 minutes to complete the test and the minimum pass mark is 43 out of 50.
The hazard perception test consists of a series of film clips, highlighting a range of driving hazards. The candidate must identify 15 hazards with a maximum score of 5 points per hazard. The minimum pass mark is 44 points out of 75.
Since January 2012 the database of theory questions has not been published by the Driving Standards Agency. However, IAN BROAD MOTORING can provide study material, in a variety of formats, which covers the subjects contained in the test.
In 2013 The Driving Standards Agency will be changing the hazard perception test from real-life film clips to computer generated images (CGI). Here is a video example of the new Theory Test hazard perception.
To book a theory/HP test the candidate must be in possession of a current UK provisional licence and a suitable method of payment (debit or credit card). The test fee is currently £25.00.
Bookings can be made by visiting the DSA’s secure website.
The Sheffield theory test centre is located at Orchard House (3rd floor), Leopold Street, Sheffield S1 2GY (see the map and photo below)