From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you'll watch.
The way the theory test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from 14 April 2020.
The same changes will apply in Northern Ireland.
The change will make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with a:
The change only applies to car theory tests to begin with.
Currently, you have to read a case study and then answer 5 questions about it.
This tests your knowledge and understanding of road rules.
This will change if you take your test from 14 April 2020. You’ll watch one video clip instead of reading a case study, and answer 3 questions about it.
You’ll watch a short, silent, video clip and answer 3 multiple-choice questions about it.
You can watch the video clip as many times as you like during the multiple-choice part of the theory test.
Example You can watch the video, answer a question, and then watch the video again before you answer the next question.
The video clip will show a situation, such as driving through a town centre, or driving on a country road.
You’ll answer questions like these:
For each of the 3 questions, you’ll have to choose the correct answer from 4 possible answers.
The left-hand side of the screen will show the video clip, with controls to:
The right-hand side of the screen will show the question and 4 possible answers.
All car theory tests will use video clips from 14 April 2020.
This includes if:
You’ll still need to study the same books and software to prepare for your theory test.
You’ll still need to:
The hazard perception part of the test is not changing. This is where you watch video clips to spot developing hazards.
The change does not yet apply to these types of theory tests:
You can have reasonable adjustments made to your theory test if you have a: