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Bad weather Guidance for the day of your test.
The theory test now consists of two parts, the multiple choice questions and hazard perception test. You must pass both parts to pass your theory test.
The multiple choice section consists of 50 questions which you will be required to answer in 57 minutes. You can answer the questions by touching the correct box on the computer screen. You have the option of a 15 minute practice session before the real test begins.
During the test you can flag any questions that you would like to come back to later, and return to them once you've reached the end of the 50 questions. It is a good idea to use all of your allotted time to go over the questions again just in case you've made any obvious mistakes. The PASS MARK for this section is 43 out of 50. When you have finished the multiple choice section you can have a 3 minute break before the Hazard Perception section starts.
This begins with a tutorial showing what you need to do for the test; there is also an option to repeat this tutorial.The Hazard Perception test consists of 14 movie clips which are approximately 1 minute long. As soon as you see a hazard developing you must click the left mouse button to show the application that you are aware of this. You will receive the maximum 5 points if you click just as the hazard develops.
A hazard is anything that could cause you, the driver, to change speed or direction. The Pass Mark for this section is 44 out of 75.
SHOW ME TELL ME QUSTIONS
The examiner will ask you one:
‘tell me’ question (where you explain how you’d carry out a safety task) at the start of your test, before you start driving ‘show me’ question (where you show how you’d carry out a safety task) while you’re driving
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SUNDERLAND TEST CENTRE
River Bank Road Industrial Estate,
Tyne and Wear
Toilets are available along with
disabled access to the Centre
* Times are subject to change Test times available are:
15.39 (where applicable)
When attending for your practical test you must produce certain documents and have an appropriately insured and licensed vehicle suitable for the test. Make sure you have these documents available when the examiner calls your name. You must bring the following items with you. If you do not, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee.
An appropriately insured and licensed vehicle, displaying L- Plates, that is suitable for the purpose of the test,
Your photo card licence.
Theory Test Certificate is no longer needed
If you misplace your licence, you must apply for a replacement from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which could take up to 15 days. If this happens, you may have to rearrange your test.
The Practical Test fee is now £62.00
Currently the practical test for a car is £62 but this may increase to £75 if booking on an evening, weekend, or bank holiday. To book your practical test online you need:
Your valid Great Britain or Northern Ireland provisional driving licence number
A theory test pass date and certificate number (if appropriate)
Your credit or debit card details
HOW TO BOOK
Book your practical test online:
Alternatively telephone the DVSA on: