Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Theory Test Tips-

Hello Everyone!
So I thought I would do a few tips for when your doing your theory test as I passed mine in April this year and I spent hours after hours researching into what the theory test was and how I could prepare myself for it. I didn't actually find many blog posts about it so I thought I’d try my best to make a post which could help anyone struggling.
 I struggled quite a lot when I first started revising as I just couldn't get to grips with the questions or answers so I have to admit it took me a while to get into the style of how the questions were set out. In the theory test you have to answer 45/50 questions to pass the first part of the theory, You then have to do the second part which is the ‘Hazard perception’ part which is where you have to click on the little video clips when you see a hazard arising you need to get 44/75 correct to pass this. You cannot pass the theory test unless you complete both sections and get the correct marks for each section.
1. Try to pass your theory before you start your driving lessons or just as you start them.        
 I think getting your theory test out of the way is probably best as it means you can then focus mainly on your driving- You get 2 years on your theory test once passed so you should definitely have passed within two years. Even though you won’t have experience behind the wheel the theory is things you need to know when driving which means you’ll be prepared for signs and things like that once you start your driving lessons.  
 2. Revise when you can but take breaks.                                                                                      Revising for your theory is the only thing which will help you pass as once you start practising the questions you will understand the layout of the questions and you start to memorise the answers to certain questions. I have to admit though taking breaks is a good idea as you can just relax or a while before carrying on.
3. If you don’t pass first time try again. 
If you fail first time definitely don’t give up as it’s a tough experience and when you have no idea what to expect as the whole experience when I wet was terrifying so if you do fail just think- You know what to expect second time round.
4. Never Give up. 
The theory test is one of those things where if your impatient like I am you kind of want to give up if it doesn't work out first time. There was plenty of chances where I started to give up as I just wasn't getting anywhere with it- It look me a few go’s to realised it takes patience to pass.
5. Use the correct Revising Equipment. 
I think it’s a good idea to buy the theory book and the disc for your computer as these both help you as the book does the questions side of it and the disc does both so it’s a good idea to buy both. It’s also a good idea to buy the DVLA theory test app as you can do this on the go and it has a mock test which you can try again and again to see if your improving- The app does cost around £5.00 but it is definitely worth the money.

As I said the theory for me was a struggle but I'm so glad I've now got it out of the way and can carry on with my driving lessons again, Hopefully it won’t be too long until I am driving.

Do you have any tips for Theory tests?

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