Car theory tests are changing again in April
Under the current system, you have to answer 50 multiple-choice questions within 57 minutes and then ace a hazard perception test to pass the assessment however the multiple choice element is changing.
Learner drivers hoping to get behind the wheel from April this year will have to pass a new type of theory test designed to make the system fairer for everyone, including those with learning difficulties.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency said new theory test changes will kick in on April 14 for learners across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Under the current system, you have to answer 50 multiple-choice questions within 57 minutes and then pass a hazard perception test to pass the assessment.
As part of the Q&A, learners have to read a case study and then answer five questions – based on the rules of the road.
However, from Spring 2020, you’ll be asked to watch a short, silent, video clip instead, which you’ll then have to answer three multiple-choice questions on.
Learners will be able to watch the video clip as many times as they like during the multiple-choice part of the theory test.
What types of questions will I be asked?
You’ll answer questions like the following:
1-Why are motorcyclists considered vulnerable road users?
2-Why should the driver, on the side road, look out for motorcyclists at junctions?
3-In this clip, who can cross the chevrons to overtake other vehicles, when it’s safe to do so?
For each of the three questions, you’ll have to choose the correct answer from four possible answers.
The change will affect all learner drivers who choose to take a test after 14 April 2020 including those who have to retake after passing the first exam.