Theory Test

50 Multiple Choice Questions

The multiple-choice part of the test consists of 50 questions on a range of subjects relating to driving and road safety, there may also be a few on first aid.  You must get at least 43 questions correct to pass the test.

Hazard Perception 

The hazard perception part of the test involves watching a series of 14 video clips and trying to spot the hazards.  The earlier you spot the hazards the more you will score. 

It is strongly recommended that you practice your hazard perception before taking the test.


Theory Test Changes in 2020

The theory test is changing in 2020.  The DVSA is updating the theory test to aid students with learning difficulties and dyslexia. This will include a new video clip, followed by a case study.  There is more information on the changes here.

DVSA Hazard Perception

DVSA Theory Test

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Book Your Theory Test

You can book your theory test online or by telephone, please make sure you have your provisional license to hand when making or changing a test booking of any kind.


Do not use 3rd party booking sites as they will charge you a fee, it is free to book on the official booking site.



Your Local Test Centre

If you live in Basingstoke the local theory test centre is in Reading, there are others to choose from at alternative locations, such as Andover and Aldershot.

Automatic driving lessons can be taken Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm in Basingstoke only.  Sorry we do not offer evening or weekend lessons.

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You can learn to drive in an Automaitc Ford Fiesta Active that is easy to drive, comfortable and economical.

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Paul’s Automatic Driving School specialised in teaching automiatc driving lessons in Basingstoke.

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