How to Pass Your Theory Test: Learning to Drive in Leicester


Passing your theory test is not as hard as you might think. It can seem a little daunting, but once you are sitting down in the exam hall, you will find it much easier to deal with – especially if you have done plenty of revision. To help you pass your theory test, we have put together this little guide with some of the best things to do if you want to get that all-important pass. Take a look and prepare yourself.


Before the Test

So, before you take the test there are a few things you can do to maximise your chances of passing your test:

#1 Get Studying

You need to set aside a couple of hours every day leading up to your test to just study. Read through the Highway Code, make flashcards, or even draw comics. Whatever helps you learn, take the time to do it. Studying is the only way to guarantee that you will pass. Of course, using common sense for questions that you get stuck on is a good plan too, but remembering the vast majority of it is ideal.

#2 Practice Hazard Spotting

This part of the test is a video section where you will be shown clips and be asked to spot the hazards in each of them. The best thing to do is search for online resources and examples of these clips so that you can brush up on your knowledge. Similarly, you can keep an eye out for them while you are driving with others.

#3 Take Practice Tests

Practice makes perfect, and you can find a great selection of mock tests on the government website, all of which come complete with the answer paper for after you have completed the test. This will help you to gauge your knowledge level, the areas you are struggling in, and also the sections that you excel in.


Taking the Test

Now that you are ready to take the test, here is some advice for the test itself to help you pass:

#1 Be Prepared

Leave yourself with plenty of time before the test so that you can go in feeling relaxed instead of stressed. Don’t forget your stationery or your provisional license, as you cannot take the test without it.

#2 Use the Practice Time

You will have 15 minutes before the test starts to familiarise yourself with the touchscreen layout and to understand how it works. Use this time, and make sure you have a full understanding of how everything works.

#3 Leave it Until Last

If you come across a difficult question, make sure you leave it until last. Make a note of it or mark it, and then move onto the next question. You don’t have a great deal of time to stop and think, so just answer what you know and then go back to the ones you left blank.


To Conclude

Hopefully, this guide to passing your theory test has helped you to better understand what you need to do in order to get the most out of the time you spend studying, as well as that which is spent in the exam. With these tips, you’ll have a perfect pass in no time at all (maybe even first try), leaving you ready to start learning to drive in Leicester.