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Module 1a – Theory Test for LGV and PCV Drivers

To obtain a valid lorry or bus (LGV or PCV)  licence you must pass the Theory Test and Practical Tests.

The Theory Test is made up of two parts:

Both parts are taken on a computer at an approved DVSA testing centre. Both tests can be taken at different times but they must be passed within 24 months of each otherto acquire a pass.

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Module 1a – Multiple choice test Theory Test

Before the Theory Test begins you will be told exactly how it works, and you can also choose to go through a practice session so you know what to expect. At the end of this session, the real test will begin.

During the test a question will appear on-screen along with several possible answers. You must select the correct answer by touching the screen or using the mouse. Some questions require more than one answer; this will be clearly stated so it’s important to read the question properly.

You will be asked 100 questions in 115 minutes. If you’re unsure of an answer to a question, you can ‘flag’ it and come back to it. The pass mark for this section of the test is 85 out of 100.

Preparing for Module 1a of the LGV & PCV Multiple Choice Theory Test

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Module 1b– Hazard Perception Test

To read more information about the second part of the Theory Test, visit our Hazard Perception Test page.

At the end of the test

When you have finished the test you may leave the examination room. Once you have left the room, you can not re-enter. You will then be given your result letter by a member of the test centre staff.

The result letter tells you if you have passed or failed, and it gives you feedback on your test. You will be told in which topics you answered questions incorrectly, so if you haven’t passed you know which sections you need to revise more thoroughly.

If you pass

You will receive a “pass letter” detailing the results of your test. When you have passed both the theory and hazard perception parts of the test, you will receive your Theory Test certificate which includes a reference number. You will need to quote this number when you book your Practical Test.

Your Theory Test certificate is valid for two years from the date you passed the first part of the test – the multiple-choice test. If you do not take your Practical Test within this two year period you will have to take another Theory Test.

There are no exceptions to this rule.

If you fail

If you fail you should look at the feedback on the letter you have been given and find out the reason you failed. You can then make sure you revise your weakest section/s on the test.

If you want to book another Theory Test you can book it straight away, but you cannot take it for another three clear working days. So, if you failed your first test on a Monday afternoon, you will have to wait until Friday morning before you can try again.

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