Driving Schools in Ipswich

Theory Driving Tests

Test Busters have many years experience and we class ourselves as being the premium driving school in Ipswich. Whether you are looking to take your theory or practical driving test we can help you pass your test with confidence!

Give us a call today to make a booking.

You need to pass the theory test before you can apply for the practical driving test. You can take the theory test as soon as you are 17 years of age. The current fee to take the test is £31.00.

You Do Not Need To Pass The Theory Test Before You Start To Learn To Drive

Booking Your Test

Your test can be booked by phone 0300 200 1122 or
online at:
you will require your licence number to hand when booking

At Test Buster's we have a booking service for our pupils.

The Theory Test Is Divided Into Two Parts

  • The hazard perception element

  • The multiple choice element.

Both parts of the test are taken at the same time.

The Multiple Choice Test Is Taken First

You select answers by simply touching a computer screen. This 'touch screen' system has been carefully designed to make sure it is easy to use.

You have an opportunity to work through a practice session lasting up to 15 minutes to get used to the system before starting the actual test. Staff at the test centre will be on hand to help you if you have any difficulties in using the system. The screens are easy to read. Only one question appears on the screen at a time and you can move backwards and forwards through the questions.

You have 40 minutes to answer 50 questions and you need to answer 43 questions correctly to pass this element of the theory test.

The Hazard Perception Test

This is taken immediately after the multiple choice test and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

What Does Hazard Perception Mean?

Hazard perception means the ability and skill to identify hazardous situations as they arise, and take appropriate action as and when necessary.

Only Developing Hazards Are Scored
(responses made to other hazards will not lose points)

The hazard perception test consists of 14 one minute video clips, filmed from a car. Each clip contains at least one developing hazards with one clip containing two which the candidate has to identify. Candidates are asked to indicate (by clicking the mouse) as soon as they see a hazard which may require them to take action e.g. changing speed or direction, the developing hazard


Marks are based on the candidate's responses to the hazards (mouse clicks). The sooner a hazard is detected the higher the score thirteen clips five to zero with one clip ten to zero, the pass mark for this section is 44 out of the possible 75 points,

You will be given your results for both the multiple choice test and the hazard perception test before you leave the test centre. You will need to have passed BOTH the hazard perception test and the multiple choice test to obtain your theory pass certificate. ....... Good luck

Your Theory Test Pass Certificate

Valid for two years from the date of passing your test. If you have not passed your practical test by then, you'll need to take and sit the theory test again.

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