Details of the Theory Test. 

Theory and Hazard Perception.

Theory and Hazard Perception tests come first.
You need to pass both your theory and hazard perception tests at the same time, before you can apply for the practical test.

The cost of the test.
The combined theory and hazard perception test currently costs £31.

Get a test date.
You will need a provisional driving license before you can take the theory test.  As soon as you have one you can apply for your Theory Test online, or by telephone on 0300 200 1122.

How the Theory Test works.
The Theory Test is a 50 question multiple choice test.  To pass you must answer 43 or more questions correctly within 57 minutes.  The questions are chosen at random from a bank of over a thousand, you answer by touching the screen in the appropriate place.  During the test you have the option of skipping any question and returning to it later.

How the Hazard Perception test works.
Immediately after the theory test you will watch a series of 14 one minute video clips, each will show potential hazards, involving road conditions, pedestrians, and other road users.

There are a total of 15 hazards to identify, by clicking the mouse, and you can score up to 5 points for each one, depending on how quickly you spot them, you need to score 44 out of 75 to pass.

You need to pass both tests in the same session to gain your pass certificate (keep this safe you will need it for the Practical Test).  This certificate is valid for two years.

The address in Cambridge for Theory tests.
St Andrews House (2nd floor)
St Andrews Street
CB2 3B2