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Apply for your driver theory test

How to apply and where to take your driver theory test.

You can book an appointment to sit your driver theory test at one of 40 test centre locations nationwide.

Before you book, please make sure you've:

If you need special assistance, you can contact the Driver Theory Test Service on 0818 606 106 (English) or 0818 606 806 (Irish).

Book an appointment to sit your theory test

Note: if you fail to arrive at the centre in time for your test or cancel within five days of your appointment, you will lose your fee. 

Beware of unofficial websites

Beware of unofficial websites which appear to accept bookings for the driver theory test. These websites are fraudulent. For security, you should only book your test on the official driver theory test site.

Repeating your driver theory test

To pass your theory test, you need to get 35 answers right out of 40 so it's not unusual for people to be unsuccessful on their first attempt.

On the day of the test, you will be given a written report (if appropriate to your test) to tell you whether you passed or failed and which questions you answered incorrectly.

You may apply for a new test after three days through the online booking page or by calling 0818 606-106.

There is no limit to the number of times you can take the theory test but a re-sitting fee is payable on each occasion and you can't get a learner permit without a theory test certificate.


Theory test FAQs

How to book or reschedule your appointment, centre locations, what to expect on the day, and understanding your test results.