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Tyger’s Diary: Taking your Theory Test

Tyger Drew-Honey is an actor and star of BBC One's Outnumbered. Having recently turned 17, he's learning how to drive and we're sharing his experiences in an exclusive series of brand new video blogs.

This week find out how Tyger did as he takes his theory test and shares his top tips for success.

Leave plenty of time

Chances are you've not been to the test centre before, so leave plenty of time to get there and minimise stress on the day.

You need to be at the test centre 30 minutes before the start of your test.

Take both parts of your licence

It's essential that you have your paper and photocard licence on the day of your theory test. Forget either of these and you won't be able to sit your test and you'll still have to pay the test fee.

If you've lost part of your driving licence, you need to order a replacement and you'll have to postpone your test until it arrives.

Use the practice time

You get 15 minutes before your test to get used to the touch screen and the layout of the questions. Take your time and if something doesn't look like it's working properly, raise this now before your test starts.

Flag tricky questions

In the test you have 57 minutes to answer 50 multiple choice questions. Stuck on a tricky one? Not to worry. Hit the flag button and it'll mark the question as unanswered, so you can easily go back to it before the end of the test.

Take a breather

You get a 3 minute break between the first and second part of your test. You're halfway there – take a breather, have a quick stretch at the desk and focus on the next part of the test - hazard perception.

Revise, revise, revise

There really is no substitute for putting in the hard work, but there are lots of tools out there to help you along the way. Check out our tips on Getting Ready for Your Theory Test for all the details.


Want more from Tyger? Watch the first blogs from the exclusive series: Applying for your Provisional Licence and Getting Ready for your Theory Test.


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ingenie is a car insurance brand for young drivers aged 17-25. We fit a black box in your car to assess your driving style. We'll review your policy 3 times a year and those who drive well could receive a discount.

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