DVSA Update – Introducing planned changes to the car theory test

Good Afternoon,

Please see below the latest update from the DVSA.

Best Regards

Peter Harvey

National Chair


Introducing planned changes to the car theory test

DVSA will introduce the planned changes to the car theory test on Monday 28 September 2020.

We wrote to you in February this year to let you know we were updating parts of the car theory test. These changes were postponed as the theory test service was closed on 20 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the changes

The updated part of the test will make it more realistic and improve the accessibility for all candidates.

Video clip scenarios will replace the written case study within the multiple choice part of the current theory test. Candidates will be asked 3 questions based on the short video clip.

Candidates will still:

  • be asked 50 multiple-choice questions in total
  • need to get the same pass mark
  • be tested on the same content

Find out more about the changes on GOV.UK

Updated learning materials

The full set of updated official learning materials is available from the Safe Driving for Life website, where your pupils can also practice with the free video clips.

You and your pupils can 20% off by using code 20LZ at the checkout.


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