What it is
How the driver theory test helps you become a better, safer driver.
Before you apply for a first-time learner permit in any category, you must complete and pass the driver theory test for that category.
The theory test checks your knowledge of topics such as:
- Rules of the Road
- Risk perception
- Hazard awareness
- Safe driving behaviour
The test is computer-based and has been designed to be simple and intuitive to use. You will have a chance to take a practice session on the day before the actual test.
Theory test categories for learner drivers
There are four different driver theory tests:
- Motorcycles and mopeds (category A)
- Cars, work vehicles and land tractors (category BW)
- Heavy goods vehicles (category C)
- Buses (category D)
There are also theory tests for RSA approved driving instructors (ADI) and professional bus or truck drivers (CPC).
Driver Theory Test revision material
A range of study materials is available to help you prepare for and pass the driver theory test.