Frequently asked questions.

You will find a list of the most common questions we get asked by our customers.

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Everything you’ll need to know to begin

Login to the DVSA website with the details of your driving test booking to view your booking details, click on ‘change’ next to date and time of test or click on ‘change’ next to test centre. Simply follow the instructions. Hopefully you will find driving test cancellations for free and time slots you are looking for.

No you cannot fail the driving test for getting the Show Me Tell Me answer incorrect. Whether you answer them incorrectly or fail to answer them at all, you will not fail the test. If you get 1 or even both of the Show Me Tell Me questions incorrect, you will incur only 1 minor from a possible 15.


You can change your Practical Driving Test appointment six times. After this, you will need to cancel your test and book a new one.

2 months
The average waiting time for a practical test is at least 2 months, and at some testcentres is as long as 4 months.


Anyone who fails their driving test has to wait at least 10 working days to take another. “This ensures the candidate has time to undergo additional training and improve any faults noted by the examiner before they take their test again.

Don’t worry about the wait, though—you can legally drive independently as soon as you’ve passed your driving test. All of this means that you’re free to hit the road straight from the test centre! However, there are some good reasons why you may want to give it a miss.

Whilst for some it may be an ideal solution to have two driving tests booked within a short time from each other in case the first is failed, unfortunately the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) only permit one single practical driving test to be booked at any one time.

Yes, you can change your driving test from manual to automatic. To change your driving test from manual to automatic, all you need to do is to take your driving testin an automatic car. There’s no need to inform the DVSA or your test centre of anything, just turn up for your driving test in a automatic car.

While the results suggest you may have a 1 in 2 chance of a first time pass, you can help increase your chances by reading our handy tips. And when you do pass, check out our top suggestions for the best cars for new drivers.

It’s a good idea to turn up about 15 minutes before the test is due to begin. This way, you’ll have time to let them know who you are, grab a glass of water, go to the bathroom… All without being hurried, but you won’t be hanging around too long either.

A theory test costs £23 for cars, and the driving test costs £62. The full costs for lorries, buses, motorcycles and other vehicles are shown in the tables. These are the prices to book your theory test and book your driving test through GOV.UK.

To cancel your test booking and obtain a refund, or alter a test booking, you will have to give 3 clear working days notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) and produce your receipt.

If for any reason your circumstances alter, you can change your Driving Test to a different time or date. As long as you change your booking within three clear working days of your original test date you will not have to pay any additional fees.

The driving test really is unlike any other test you’re likely to take. It has so many potential pitfalls, high stress and nerves with an examiner sitting right next to you.

No matter how hard you try, you cannot physically book a practical test until you’ve passed your theory test. When you pass, you’re given a pass certificate which contains your theory test pass number—information that is needed when booking a driving test.
You’ll drive for around 40 minutes. You’ll drive for around 70 minutes if you’re taking an extended driving test because you’ve been banned from driving.
Reportedly over 50 million have sat the driving test with the first time pass rate remaining consistently around 49%.
  • Plan your time. Give yourself a sufficient amount of time to learn how to drive and pass your test. …
  • Budget. …
  • Have regular lessons. …
  • Record your progress. …
  • Practice, practice, practice. …
  • Stay focussed in between lessons. …
  • Pass your theory test early. …
  • Take a mock driving test.
The good thing is that you will get several attempts to pass the test. So, if you don’t pass in the first attempt- don’t worry, you will have many more chances ahead. There is no limit on the number of times you can sit for your driving test. The UK driving test is broadly comprised of two parts- theory and practical.
Those who are new to the driving test often want to know about the average number of attempts they can take to pass the UK driving test. Well, the smartest of drivers might pass the test in first attempt. But they are only a handful. A huge number of aspiring drivers pass the test in 2nd or 3rd attempt. However, most of the standard drivers are able to pass within 5th attempt. But then, you will also find some who took 6th to 12th attempt to pass the test. As mentioned earlier, there is no such limit to sit for the test. So, you can try your hand as many times you want once you have attained the minimum age limit.

Get your earlier driving test in just 3 simple steps…

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A driving test fail can make you never want to get in a car again. But the sooner you do, the sooner you can work on the silly little mistakes and get that pass. Failing your driving test is just like stalling a car: it seems awful because you feel stupid and like you’re holding everything up
Yes! They will consistently check for cancelation slots