Repeating your test

All you need to know about repeating your theory test.

Repeating your test

 The theory test would not be a real test if everyone passed first time. In order to pass you will need to get 35 answers right out of 40 so it is inevitable some people won’t make it through first on their first go.

If you fail, on the day of the test you will be provided with a written report (if appropriate to your test) showing the areas where you answered incorrectly. This may help alert you to any weaker areas you may have.

You may apply for a new test after three days. Apply in the normal way through the the online booking page or by calling the information and booking line, 1890 606-106.

There is no limit to the number of times you can take the test but, as a re-sitting fee is payable on each occasion and you cannot get a learner permit without a theory test certificate, it is in your interest to pass the test as soon as possible.

Study aids

The Official Driver Theory Test (5th edition) question book (€17.99) or CD-Rom (€17.99) can help prepare you for your exam. These are available to buy at , from the information and booking line – 1890 606106 – (additional charge for postage and packing), or from good bookshops nationwide.