Theory test advice

Theory test advice

There is no DVSA [formally DSA] theory test centre in Perth. The nearest centres for taking your theory test are located in,
Dundee, Unit 2, 14-22 Exchange Street DD1 3DE:
Pitlochry, Pearson Professional Centre, Scotland’s Hotel and Leisure Club, 40 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5BT.
Stirling, Suite 1A, Hillside House, Laurelhill Business Park, FK7 9JQ.

It is recommended that the theory exam is not taken until your driving lessons are well underway. Around 25,000 people a year do not take their practical test because their theory pass certificate has run out. The theory pass certificate lasts for two years, and it’s surprising how quickly time goes. Did most of these 25,000 people take their theory test too early?

The practicalities of learning to drive and the theory of driving should go together. They are not two separate subjects; they are one of the same. Understanding that concept will help you to pass both theory & practical test with ease.
NOTE!
You can take driving lessons without passing the theory.
You can book your theory exam on the official DVSA booking service.

Before you drive a car unaccompanied on a public road you will need to pass both a theory and practical driving test. The theory test consists of two parts;

  • multiple-choice part
  • hazard perception part

You must pass both of these at the same time. You cannot pass one and then go back and take the other one.

There are many online & study books on the market to help you study for your tests. The Official DSA Guide to DRIVING is the recommended book for all practical driving skills.
More DSA books and driving test theory study material.»

The Official Highway Code
The Highway Code is essential reading for all drivers, whether learners or experienced. The Highway Code is the book of rules that drivers should always strive to work to.
You can read a copy online or purchase a copy.
Online Highway Code

Theory Test Study Advice

Once you have purchased your study material, I would suggest you glance through the books. This gives you an overview of the contents. You could then either read one page at a time as you would a reading book. Alternatively, you could choose any topic that catches your attention.
For example, if you spotted a photograph or drawing that you thought looked interesting. You read more about it. When linked to the description text, the photograph or drawing could help you remember the topic details.