The first part of taking your test is the theory part. Everyone has to do it and there are no exceptions regardless of your age or how long you have had your Driving Licence. (However you do not need to take a theory test if you already hold a full licence for another category of motorcycle or have passed a moped test since 1 July 1996).
The theory has 50 multiple choice questions on the Highway Code and other general motoring matters, some of which will be to do with motorcycles. The pass mark is 43 out of the 50 questions. As part of the same test you will also have a hazard perception test, which will come in the form of 14, 1 minute clips of moving traffic, where you have to spot the developing hazard. You are scored on how early you see the hazard. You will have to gain 43 or more out of a possible 75 points.
Things that will help you with your theory test:
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- Have your own set of CDs for your PC.
- Give yourself at least a week to revise.
- REVISE is the key word. The only people that we find who do not pass their theory have not done their revision.
The theory test pass certificate is valid for two years. If you do not pass the practical test within this period you will need to re-take the theory test successfully.