What is a Driving Theory Test?

If you’re hoping to get a driver’s license in Western Australia, one of the first things you must familiarise yourself with is the driving theory test. This is a test that all applicants must pass before going ahead with the practical driving test.

The theory test consists of several questions on road rules and signals and driver’s license types. Questions come from a pool of questions. Applicants have up to 45 minutes to complete the test and will automatically fail if they answer the questions based on the passing percentage.

The best news for those who find themselves struggling with this section of the process is that plenty of practice tests are available online, so there’s no excuse not to test yourself.

Aspiring drivers are advised to visit the official Government of Western Australia road rules website, containing most of the information needed to pass this section.

It is also recommended that you read through the relevant sections of your driver’s manual if only to help familiarise yourself with what can seem like an overwhelming amount of information. There are plenty of study guides out there that can help you get up to speed.

The driving theory test consists of multiple choice questions, with some being mandatory and others being elective. You must answer at least 32 questions correctly to pass the test.

A total score of 80% or more is considered an excellent result for this section of the process, so be sure to do your best and don’t let yourself be discouraged by a poor result. Practice makes perfect, after all.

The test is available online where you can take it multiple times if you fail the first time around. You can also download an official theory test app for iPhone and Android devices which contains practice tests and information on what’s required of you.

You can also visit any driver’s license testing station to take the test, but this is no longer mandatory since you can now complete it online instead. Some people like to study with friends or family members to get used to taking tests. You could even hire a tutor if that seems like the best option for you.

The good news for those struggling with the practical test is that you can actually do this one as many times as necessary to pass. You’ll need to pay another fee each time, of course, but you can retake it until you get it right. This means that there’s no excuse not to persevere.

You should take the test when you’re prepared. Don’t rush yourself, but don’t take too long either. Some people prefer to do this section in one sitting, while others like to set aside a full evening or weekend so they can relax and focus on the task at hand. The choice is entirely up to you.

So, go ahead and smash that theory test. Good luck!