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Worried about passing your theory test? Here are some top tips to help you to get that pass

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Learning to drive can be one of the most enjoyable things in the world, but can also appear quite daunting at the start. Not only do you need to worry about getting to grips with all the practical aspects, but you also need to get to grips with the theory too.
Sitting your theory test can make even the most confident of person feel a little nervous, especially if you are worried that you are going to struggle to answer the questions right. So, to help you, we have put together some of our tips on how to pass your theory test.

Read the book

One thing that is for sure when it comes to passing your theory test, you are going to have to revise. There are 50 different multiple choice questions that you are going to be asked and you must get 43 of them right to pass. The trouble is, there are the best part of 1000 different possible questions out there that you may be asked. Whilst you can’t learn them all, by hitting the books you will have a much better chance of getting them right.

Don’t ever forget about hazard spotting

As well as the multiple choice questions there is now a part of the test which looks at hazard perception. This part of the test is made up of a series of video clips which will have a number of driving hazards in them. It is important that you practice this part of the test before the big day as it will help you to be able to scan the surroundings on the video and pick up on all those pesky hazards. If you would like to practice the hazard perception element of the test, there's a completely free mobile app with as close-to-test mock clips provided by the DVSA. Click here to download the Progress Hazard Perception app.

Practice with mock tests

You should be aiming to put in about 20 hours of revision before you sit your theory test. If you have done this, then there is a good chance that you are going to feel ready to take a mock test. Mock tests are not only great for helping you to know more about how the test is going to look when you actually get into the room, but they also show you whether or not you are ready, or if you need to put some more time in.

Progress provides a completely free mock theory test system, where you can sign up and track your progress from any early fails through to consistent passes - all with DVSA-provided theory test questions! To access our theory test practice system, click on the link below:

Don’t rush on the day

One thing that you should try to do is get to your theory test nice and early. It might seem annoying that you have to sit around and wait, but believe us, it is much better to be early and have time to breathe, rather than rushing through the door and just getting there in enough time. You should also take advantage of your practice time too. Take your time to get to know the screen and the layout of the questions, this will help you to relax when you need to sit your test.

Hopefully, these top tips have helped you to ace your theory test first try. If you are worried about getting some practice in before the actual day, why not take a look at our theory test practice system which can help you get to grips with everything that you need to know, and help you to pass this all-important test.

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