Bailys School of Motoring Torquay

Theory Test Information

The theory test consists of two parts, the multiple choice questions and the hazard perception test. You must pass both parts to pass your theory test.

Multiple Choice
The multiple choice section consists of 50 questions which you will be required to answer in 57 minutes. This part of the test requires you to answer the questions by touching the correct box on the actual computer screen. The system is very easy to use and before you actually start the test you have the option of a 15 minute practice session before the real test begins.

Throughout the test you will have the option to flag any questions that you would like to come back to later. So when you've reached question 50 you can go back to the ones that you've flagged. Make sure you use all the time available to go over all the questions again just in case you've made any obvious mistakes. The pass mark for this section is 44 out of 50. When you have finished the multiple choice section you can have a 3 minute break before the hazard perception section starts.

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Hazard Perception
Prior to the beginning of the real hazard perception test you can watch a tutorial which shows what you need to do for the test, and after if required you can repeat this tutorial one more time only.

The hazard perception test consists of 14 movie clips which are approximately 1 minute long. One of the clips has 2 developing hazards that you are required to spot. So for this section you are required to spot 15 developing hazards in 14 movie clips. The test requires you to spot the hazards in the clips by clicking on the mouse button as soon as you see a hazard developing. The earlier you spot the hazard developing the higher your score will be. If you click the mouse as soon as you see the hazard developing you will get the maximum of 5 points for that hazard. A hazard is anything that could cause you as the driver, to change your speed or direction. The pass mark for this section is 44 out of 75.

An example of a developing hazard could be that: Imagine you see a cyclist riding ahead of you and going in the same direction, your immediate response would be to click your button because quite rightly it’s a hazard, however you then suddenly see the cyclist look round over their right shoulder, then this is the time that the hazard has developed further so you should immediately respond by clicking your button again.

If you were driving a real car you would be quite concerned about the cyclist looking round as its usually followed by the cyclist moving to the right and into your direction, therefore as a real driver you would be checking your mirrors and considering changing your speed or direction.

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