How will I be tested?
The test is in multiple-choice format, the examiner will explain how the test is to be conducted, make sure you listen very carefully to the instructions. If you are unsure about any aspect of the testing procedure, ask the examiner to clarify.
What is the pass mark in the official test?
Although the allocation of questions and pass marks may change from time to time, the test normally consists of 68 questions passing allocations below, the allocation of questions between the various sections may change from time to time, as well as the required pass marks.
|NO. OF QUESTIONS||PASS MARK||PASS PERCENT|
|Rules of the road||30||22||74%|
|Road signs, signals and markings||30||23||77%|
|Controls of the vehicle||8||6||75%|
Ensure you understand the test question
Each question has at least three choices from which to select the correct answer. You should read each question very carefully to make sure that you fully understand exactly what is being asked. Don’t skim through the question in a hurry and jump to the wrong conclusion.
Driving Licence Test
- Practice clutch control properly and ensure that you have good control on your vehicle.
- Make sure that you understand what is expected ask your driving instructor what you’re allowed and not allowed to do. What will result in an immediate fail and where you will lose points.
- Practice the Yard Test. This consists of Ally Docking, Parallel Parking, Turn in Road and Incline move off.
- Practice the test routes. Ask your driving instructor to show you all the possible routes for the driving test. Knowing where you will be driving will benefit you.
- If it happens that you make a mistake during your test, don’t stress over it instead listen to the Examiner and keep focus on the task at hand.
- Get a driving lesson from a professional driving school. This will help as you will get confirmation from a qualified Instructor that what you are doing is right / wrong and on what areas you need to work on.
- Doing a mock test with your driving Instructor will give you some insight as to the type of instructions you will receive from the Examiner. It will give you an idea how the test is laid out.
- Use the same vehicle for your test that you practised with, as you are familiar with it.
- Book your test once you feel confident behind the wheel.
- Report to the Testing Station 30 minutes before your test time.