The theory test is made up of two parts.
The first part is a multiple choice examination that you'll complete on a touch screen computer in the theory test centre. You'll have the opportunity to take a practice test before starting on the real thing. It is made up of 50 questions which you can answer within a time of 57 minutes. The pass mark is 43.
Once you have completed this part of the test, you may take a short break before starting the second part, the hazard perception test.
As with the theory test this is completed on a computer. You will be asked to watch a series of 14 video clips. You must click the mouse to indicate when a hazard is presented on the screen. Each clip will contain a developing hazard and one clip will feature two. You can score a maximum of 5 points for each clip depending on how soon you are aware of the hazard. You must achieve at least 44 points out of the possible 75 to pass.
You need to pass both the multiple choice and hazard perception parts to pass the theory test. Only once you've passed the theory test can you then apply to take your practical test