We all know that learning to drive can be a tricky experience. Along with the novelty of getting behind the wheel, there’s the theory test to pass… The experts recommend 20 hours of revision before you attempt to take your theory test to ensure you have all the knowledge locked in your brain! The added pressure of a timed theory test could seem daunting, which is why downloading theory test apps to help you learn the ways of the road could save the day. Theory test apps allow you to practice both the important parts of your theory test, the multiple choice and the hazard perception. They provide you with mock tests that use questions that will actually come up on your real test. There are many different driving theory apps to choose from on both The App Store and Google Play. But which ones are the best…?
Driving Test Success 2023 4 in 1 Kit
This app promises a first-time theory test pass, or your test fee money back! Available on Android and iOS app stores at a cost of £4.99, you have the ability to test yourself on 85 hazard perception clips, the 2023 Highway Code, UK road signs and theory test questions. This app offers similar content to the DVSA official app. However, it is presented in a more approachable style, with an easy navigation system that makes it straightforward for young learners to familiarise themselves with each part of the test. The app will monitor and track your progress over time, allowing you to be aware of your results and know when you are ready to take the test. It also contains bonus content not found in other apps. This feature informs you of the 10 top ways to avoid failing your practical test, as well as additional exclusive offers. This app has a pass rate of an enormous 97%. Say hello to Driving Test Success!
Official DVSA Theory Test Kit
Having been created by the DVSA themselves, you can rely on this app to be 100% accurate – a reason why it remains so popular amongst learner drivers. Available on both iOS and Android, the app comes at a price of £4.99, but those will be pennies well spent as you will be able to revise and test your knowledge with multiple choice questions before sitting accurate practice tests. The questions throughout the app mirror the ones you can expect on the real test with slightly alternate wording, as well as 34 CGI hazard perception videos and the ability to study the Highway Code. The app will also send you helpful and encouraging reminders as your real test date approaches!
Driving Theory Test UK 2023
This app offers a free trial, before paying a price of £3.99. This cost will allow you the options to listen to, as well as read, the questions you are attempting to answer, and revise the Highway Code in their accompanying app, also included in the price. Available across Android and iOS app stores, you will have the options to both revise the questions and sit a mock test, ensuring that you are ready to pass your theory test in no time. This app has intelligent learning systems that take into account your past scores and suggests topics you need more practice on.
2023 Driving Theory Test UK
This app, available on iOS 13.0 or later, offers you a free trial allowing you to revise sections of the updated 2023 Highway Code, exam questions, all UK road signs, and take hazard perception tests. It is essentially 6 apps in 1, including questions for other types of driving licence if you decide you want to take a more advanced test for a different type of vehicle in the future. The app includes a personal trainer feature, which will allow you to track your progress and follow your improvement as you get closer to the day of your theory test. This is accompanied by cheat detection software, encouraging you to be truthful to yourself! You can then purchase the full app at a price of £4.99, unlocking the remaining questions in each section. The app also works offline, allowing you to practice from anywhere.
Driving Theory Test Genie UK
This driving theory test app is based on information from the official 2023 Highway Code manual. It includes 725 questions that are written based on this updated manual, meaning that there are no surprises when you get to the real test! The app provides theory test revision questions, detailed explanations and varying difficulty levels so that you can control your own progress. There are new questions every time you enter the app to keep you on your toes! Whether you are just a beginner or you have your theory test round the corner and want to challenge yourself with the toughest questions, this app has questions suited to every level of knowledge. This also works offline so that you can inch closer to your practical driving test every day, without worrying about Wi-Fi!
Top tips for passing your theory test
As well as practicing on your theory test app for the big day, there are a number of tips you can follow to ensure a good result!
Book in advance
Booking your theory test in advance will give you an incentive to do the revision. A deadline could give you just the right amount of pressure to make sure you open up that app and work through the multiple-choice questions on a regular basis. There can often be a waiting list of a few months to take your theory test, so you should make sure that you are aware of the wait time and book well in advance. This will give you plenty of time to practice and make sure you are fully prepared once the day arrives.
Pay attention when travelling
Whether you’re on the bus or a passenger in a car, consistently pay attention to the road. Observe how cars go over roundabouts and the road signs that are sprinkled along your journey, you are likely to encounter many of the signs and scenarios that will appear on the multiple-choice section of your theory test – this will also help you with hazard perception!
Take regular mock tests
Mock tests are the best way of monitoring your progress. The more you do these tests, the more prepared you will feel for the real theory test. There is no way of knowing the set of questions you will get on the day of your test, but taking mock tests all the time will allow you to familiarise yourself with as many questions as possible. This will mean there are no surprises or questions that you aren’t familiar with on the day. This confidence will help you on the day of your test, along with being as ready as possible.
On the day… take your time
For your test, you will be given 57 minutes to answer 50 questions. Make the most of this time and consider each question carefully – rushing could mean that you miss the details in a question, resulting in the wrong answer! Although you may feel confident and prepared, it is important not to rush through and to read each question multiple times to ensure you have fully understood it. There is also no need to rush the hazard perception portion of the test, as the hazards may be spread out between clips. Make sure not to click continuously or in a pattern.
On the day… flag the hard questions
If you find a question particularly difficult, there is a feature on the test technology which lets you flag the question, and come back to it at the end. This ensures you have enough time to complete the test, and give the question more attention. If you are struggling with a particular question and are worried you are spending too long on it, don’t panic. Simply flag the question so that you can refer back to it, and this will give you more time to think as you continue through the other questions.
After you’ve passed your theory test, your practical driving test will be next. Give yourself the best chance you can at becoming a proficient car driver, and invest in lessons from Lanes School of Driving! Our experienced instructors will ensure you’re safe on the roads and feel confident behind the wheel. We offer both single and block lessons, making sure you learn at a pace that is comfortable for you and allowing you to feel prepared once the time comes for you to take your practical driving test. Give us a call on 020 8166 5678 or email us at .