The multiple choice test
This is taken using a touch screen computer. A practice session before the test begins will show you how to navigate through the test.. The actual test consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. You will be able to move backwards and forwards through the questions and flag questions that you want to revise later on. You will be given 57 minutes to answer all 50 questions and you need to score 43 or more for a pass.
After you have completed the multi-choice test you will have a three minute break before beginning the hazard perception test. Firstly you will watch a training video explaining how to undertake the test. During the test you will see 14 film clips of typical traffic scenarios from a driver’s perspective. In each clip a hazard will develop. Just to clarify a hazard is something that would cause the driver to either stop, break or change direction.
The faster you respond to a given hazard the higher your score. there is a “window of opportunity” for each score, for example if you score when the hazard can first be seen you will receive 5 points, a moment later 4 points and so on down to 1 point. If you fail to respond you will receive a 0, likewise if you considered to be responding to the clips in an inappropriate manner, clicking too many times for example.