Driving Theory Test - Multiple choice section


The multiple choice section of the driving theory test has a total of 50 questions. Each question will have a selection of answers. The time allowed to complete this section is 57 minutes. You must score at least 43 out of 50 (86%) to pass this part of the test.


The DSA have recently introduced a case study scenario into the driving theory test. A total of 5 out of the 50 questions will be based on the scenario. These represent real life situations that you may encounter as a driver.

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Before the test starts candidates are given full instructions on how the test operates and may opt to try a mini-practice session of questions to become more familiar with the test procedure and layout. Once the practice session has been completed, the real test will begin.


Once the test starts you will be presented with a question on screen with several answer options from which to choose. To answer, simply touch the button on the screen next to the answer you wish to select. Please note, some of the questions may require more than one answer - the text above the question will advise you how many answers to select.


theory test - multiple choice

You're able to move from one question to the next using the on-screen navigation buttons. If you wish to return to a question to change your answer you can do this by navigating to the question using the buttons and then changing your answer. If you don't know the answer, or you're not sure, you may opt to 'flag' the question and review it again at a later time.

At any time during the test you may use the review option. This enables you to check any answers and re-visit flagged or incomplete questions. To end the test you must press the 'End Test' button on screen.

The test will end automatically if you run out of time.


Multiple Choice: Hints and tips.


  • Invest in good exam preparation materials. They'll help you not just to get an idea of the types of questions that'll come up, but also the format of both the test and the way the questions are asked. See our section on exam preparation .
  • You get a practice session before the actual test starts. Make use of it - it'll help to settle any last minute nerves before the real exam starts.
  • Attempt to answer all the questions, this improves your chances of passing.
  • Read the questions carefully before selecting your answer, some of the questions may require more than one answer.
  • Some questions may be confusing by asking what you should not do in a given situation instead of what you should.
  • At the end of the test, even if you have completed all the questions, you should use any time remaining to review your answers before pressing the 'End Test' button. Use the 'Review All' button for this.
  • Once the Multiple Choice section has been completed you may choose to have a 3 minute break before starting the Hazard Perception part.


  • We hope this helps to make the theory test a bit clearer (and, maybe, a little less daunting!)



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