Changes to the car theory test

The way the theory test works in England, Scotland and Wales will change from 14 April 2020.

The same changes will apply in Northern Ireland.

The change will make the theory test more accessible, especially to people with a:

  • Reading difficulty (like dyslexia)
  • Learning disability
  • Developmental condition (like autism)

The change only applies to car theory tests to begin with.

Currently, people taking the test have to read a case study and then answer five questions about it.

This is to test their knowledge and understanding of road rules.

This will change for those taking their test from 14 April 2020. They’ll be shown one video clip instead of reading a case study, and then they will need to answer three questions about it.

They’ll watch a short, silent, video clip and answer three multiple-choice questions about it.

They can watch the video clip as many times as they like during the multiple-choice part of the theory test.

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