The theory is set to get bigger and better from the 3rd September as the number of multiple choice questions will rise to 50, and candidates will need to get 43 right (86%) to pass.
The change being implemented by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is being introduced to broaden candidates knowledge and lead to higher standards. The time taken to complete the more costly test (£28.50 rather than £21.50) has also increased to 57 minutes (rather than 35 minutes), which takes into account the more difficult nature of the questions.
The RAC Foundation welcomes these improvements to the theory test as they ensure that candidates consider a broader range of motoring issues when learning to drive. However, the theory test should be considered as a start rather than an end point for learning about the ‘theory of driving’ and candidates should be encouraged to think about learning the rules of the road as an ongoing process. For more information on the new test visit the DSA.
(Source: Whatcar.com 14th August)