All About the DVSA Test

If you are considering taking your driving test, you need to have passed the dvsa theory test first.

In order to pass the practical dvsa test you will need to:

  • Prepare yourself, passengers, and your vehicle for the journey
  • Control and guide the car
  • Show you know the Highway Code
  • Drive safely in a range of traffic and road conditions
  • Review and, if necessary, adjust your driving behaviour

Please make sure that you only take the dvsa driving test when you can do all of the above without being instructed.

Booking Your DVSA Test

Wearing a face covering

When it comes to booking your driving test, you should be prepared to wear a face covering. If you cannot wear a face covering, you will need to give a good reason when you book the test.

Your test is likely to be cancelled if you don’t wear a face covering and you did not previously state that you could not wear one.

When booking the dvsa driving test you will be given an option to mention any special requirements. If you do not wish to wear a face covering for a physical reason, you can mention this here.

Good reasons for not being able to wear a face covering can include:

  • Causing you severe distress if you wear one
  • Having a disability, or a mental or physical illness or impairment.

Wearing glasses is not a good reason.

Before you book a DVSA test

Before you book your test you will need to have the following details ready:

  • Your driving instructor’s reference number if you want them to test you
  • A debit or credit card
  • Your UK driving licence number

You must have lived in England, Scotland, or Wales for at least 185 days in the last year before you can book the test.

Help with booking the test

If you need help with booking your driving test, please contact the DVSA at customerservices@dvsa.gov.uk .

Alternatively, you can call them on 0300 200 1122. The phone line is open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

The Cost of the DVSA Driving Test

The official dvsa theory test costs £23 for cars. The practical driving test costs £62. Prices are correct at the time of writing. Please note, these are prices that GOV.UK charge. The price may vary if you book through an unofficial website.

Car

Weekdays Bank holidays, evenings, and weekends
Driving test £62 £75
Theory test £23 £23

Extended test for drivers

who have been disqualified

£124 £150

Car and trailer

Weekdays Bank holidays, evenings, and weekends
Driving test £115 £141

Lorry, bus, coach, and minibus

Weekdays Bank holidays, evenings, and weekends
Driver CPC part 1a: (Theory) £26 £26

Driver CPC part 1b:

Theory (hazard perception)

£11 £11
Driver CPC part 2: (Case studies) £23 £23
Driver CPC part 3: (Driving ability) £115

£141

Driver CPC part 4: (Practical) £55 £63

Moped and motorcycle

Weekdays Bank holidays, evenings, and weekends
Theory test £23 £23
Module 1 (off-road) £15.50 £15.50
Module 2 (on-road) £75 £88.50

Extended test for drivers

who have been disqualified

£150 £177

Tractor and specialist vehicles

Weekdays Bank holidays, evenings, and weekends
Driving test £62 £75

Please note, if you don’t pass your driving test, you will need to pay the full price to take it again.

Checking your Appointment Details

If you wish to check your driving test details, you can do so at GOV.UK.

You will need to have the following information ready:

  • The time and date of your test
  • The driving test centre’s address
  • Your theory test pass certificate or reference number
  • Your UK driving licence number

If you need help with your booking, please contact the DVSA at customerservices@dvsa.gov.uk .

Alternatively, you can call them on 0300 200 1122. The phone line is open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

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