From 14 April 2020, we’ll be updating part of the car theory test to make it more realistic and improve the accessibility for all candidates.
Video clip scenarios will replace the written case study part of the current theory test.
Candidates will be asked 3 questions based on the short video clip.
Candidates will still:
- be asked 50 multiple-choice questions in total
- need to get the same pass mark
- be tested on the same content
How the theory test is changing to use video clips instead of written case studies
Currently, you have to read a case study and then answer 5 questions about it.
This tests your knowledge and understanding of road rules.
This will change if you take your test from 14 April 2020. You’ll watch one video clip instead of reading a case study, and answer 3 questions about it.
How using a video clip will work
You’ll watch a short, silent, video clip and answer 3 multiple-choice questions about it.
You can watch the video clip as many times as you like during the multiple-choice part of the theory test.
What the screen will look like
The left-hand side of the screen will show the video clip, with controls to:
- play the video
- pause the video
- move to a specific part of the video on a progress bar
- watch the video using the full screen
The right-hand side of the screen will show the question and 4 possible answers.