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Learner Drivers

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:  

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.