Learner drivers and motorcyclists on the Isle of Wight and across the UK, will face more theory test questions from 3rd September 2007 when the pass marks are driven up to improve road safety.
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) says the increase in the number of multiple choice questions in the tests will help broaden candidates’ knowledge and lead to higher standards.
DSA is one of the first Government Agencies to introduce an ‘online’ booking service. Candidates can book and manage their theory and practical test appointments on line Click HERE:.
Jill Lewis, DSA’s Head of Lifelong Learning said:
It is important that candidates prepare thoroughly for their theory tests in the same way they would any other exam. Increasing the number of questions means that the test ensures comprehensive coverage of the whole syllabus.
At the moment both car and motorcycle bike tests involve 35 questions and candidates must get 30 right. But from 3rd September 2007 the number of questions will rise to 50 with a pass score of 43. The time allowed for the multiple choice part of the theory tests will increase to 57 minutes and fees will also increase.
The updated version of the Official theory test book and CD Rom is now available in shops, or by clicking on the official bookstore button on the DSA website HERE:
All car and motorcycle candidates calling or going online to book theory tests which will fall either on or after 3rd September 2007Â will be made aware of the increased length and cost of the test.
The fee will increase from £21.50 to £28.50 for theory tests taken by car and motorcycle candidates on or after 3rd September 2007.
To book a theory test, candidates should visit Direct.Gov Click HERE: or call 0870 0101 372; (Minicom: 0870 01 06 372; Welsh Speakers: 0870 01 00 372).
Further details about the changes to the theory test will also be available through the following DSA web pages Click HERE:
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