FREE Mock Theory Test
Listed below are free online Mock Theory Tests
Mock Theory Test
Practice makes perfect!
Using free mock theory tests is a great way to get used to
how the test works and best of all, it's a great way to start learning your theory.
Without even reading the highway code you will know the answers to some of the multiple choice questions because they are...
Mock Theory Test!
Try all the tests you find!
You will also find mock theory tests for motorbikes and lorrys. Our advice is to try them all - whether you're taking a car, motorbike or lorry theory test.
This is because it helps with the common sense & safety orientated thought process required on the theory test.
Getting to know how the theory test works
By the time you walk into the theory test centre you should know exactly how the theory test works and what to expect. the great thing about the free online
free online test is that you will begin to realise that there is a style to the theory test questions. Understanding how the questions are worded will limit
the amount of errors you make on the test day. Also, with practice, you will realise that the 57 minutes allowed for the theory test is ample time for you to read the
the questions carefully - one of the main reasons for lost marks is rushing!
The brightside of a mock theory test...
Without even reading the highway code you will know the answers to some of the multiple choice questions because they are common sense. Once you've been through
a few mock theory tests you'll start to notice this. Quite often pupils will say to us that they couldn't believe how easy some of the questions were, for example:
Objects hanging from your rear view mirror may?
- Restrict your view
- Distract your attention
- Improve your driving
- Help your concentration
A bit like the first round of Who Wants to be a Millionaire isn't it?!! But remember not to get complacent,
you need to stay focused on the questions and answers - some theory test questions which appear simple on the first read through need to bit more thought.
Multiple Choice Questions
Candidates often slip up on the multiple choice questions on the theory test quite because of the way they're written. There is a lot of word play
in the questions which is designed to catch you out. Beware, it often does because candidates don't read the questions carefully enough.
Read the question c a r e f u l l y!
Take the time to read the questions in the theory test carefully, often candidates rush apparently easy questions but miss the real meaning - lets look at an example:
When may you reverse from a side road into a main road?
In a theory test situation, when the pressure is on, a candidate will often read this and then picture a car reversing from a MAIN road into a SIDE road - the
opposite to what the question asks! One of the multiple choice answers will be; 'at any time' and the candidate will select it. This happens a lot because the
test situation tends to rush candidates. The trick is to learn the style of theory test questions by doing as many mock tests as possible. Of course, you should
keep an eye on the clock, but remember, 57 minutes is ample time.
Read the answers c a r e f u l l y!
The errors caused by rushing questions also applies to the answers as well. Again, the theory test answers are designed to trip you up if they aren't read carefully.
Quite often the words will be written in a way that makes the answers seem confusing in a pressure situation. Lets look at another example:
Question: You will find that driving smoothly can?
The multiple choice answers:
- Reduce fuel consumption by 15%
- Increase journey timen by 15%
- Increase fuel consumption by 15%
- Reduce journey timen by 15%
Many candidates have made the mistake of getting mixed up with the wording and selecting the wrong answer because they read through the choices too quickly.
Again, you have plenty of time in the theory test to read the questions carefully. Also, going through the mock theory tests will accustom you to
how the answers are worded
Look out for repeated questions, repeated questions!
Sometimes in the theory test you will find a multiple choice question repeated for a second time. They are often worded slightly differently but are actually
the same. This can catch out candidates that aren't prepared - surely the same question wouldn't be in here twice? It has led some test candidates to start checking
back through the questions. Either way, the mock theory tests should help you to start spotting this particular trick.
As an example, you might see this question: 'What does the solid white line at the side of the road indicate?' and then later in the test: 'The white line along the
side of the road means?'
Good rule of thumb!
We always recommend that you should read every question at least twice during the theory test. This way you are much less likely
to make a mistake on the intended meaning. The same goes for the answers as well. At the end of the day, after completing a few mock theory tests, you should
start to recognise the patterns of wording used.
- Read questions carefully
- Read answers carefully
- Don't rush - you have 57 minutes
- Make sure you understand the meaning of the questions and answers
- Read everything twice - even the 'easy' ones
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