What is the Practical test?


The Practical test is your chance to prove to an examiner you know what you're doing behind the wheel - and that you're safe and confident on the roads.

What's the test like?


If you're well prepared, the test should be very straightforward. It'll last around 40 minutes and is conducted by a DSA examiner. They'll tell you where to drive and what exercises to do. The test will include both driving round a course and on normal roads.

What you're tested on - First off, the examiner will test your eyesight by asking you to read a number plate from a distance. Before setting off, they'll also ask you a couple of questions about the car so you can prove you know it's safe to drive. But mostly the test will be about showing you can drive competently and safely - and complete one of the manoeuvres you have been taught.