You book and take them as a single test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.
You can take the theory test from your 17th birthday onwards.
You can take it from your 16th birthday if you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
You usually need to take the theory test before you can get your full car driving licence.
You don’t need to take the car theory test if you:
You must pass a car theory test before taking the car driving test.
Find out if you can drive in Great Britain (GB) with your non-GB licence without taking a theory and driving test.
Rebook your theory test if you failed your test and want to resit it. You have to choose a date at least 3 working days away.
You’ll get the result at the test centre after taking the theory test. You must pass both parts to pass the test.
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You’ll get a letter with a pass certificate number at the test centre. You need this when you book and take your driving test.
Your pass certificate number lasts for 2 years. You must pass your driving test in that time, otherwise you’ll have to pass the theory test again.
You’ll get a letter at the test centre. It’ll tell you which parts you didn’t score enough points on so you know what to practise.
You must book and take the full test again, even if you passed one part this time.
You have to wait at least 3 working days before taking your test again.