Neil Brown Driving lessons in West Lothian
Neil Brown Driving lessons in West Lothian

Theory test

I will help you to prepare for the theory test which every learner needs to pass. You'll also receive valuable tips and information.

The theory test costs £25.

The teory test is divided into two parts:

  1. A multiple-choice test comprising 50 multiple-choice questions covering aspects of the Highway Code. The pass mark is 43.  The multiple choice section lasts for up to 57 minutes, after this you can have a small break of up to 3 minutes.
  2. Before you start the hazard perception part, you'll be shown a short video clip about how it works. You'll then be shown a series of 14 video clips on the computer screen, these clips feature everyday road scenes and will contain at least 1 "developing hazard", one of the clips will contain 2 "developing hazards".

A "developing hazard" is something that may result in you having to take some action, such as changing speed or direction.


The earlier you notice a "developing hazard" and make a response, the higher you will score.

The most you can score for each "developing hazard" is 5 points.

If you click continuously or in a pattern during a clip a message will appear at the end. It will tell you that you have scored zero for that particular clip.

You will not be able to review your answers at the end.


The pass mark for this section is 44 out of a possible 75.


You will be given your result at the test centre, when you have finished.  You'll be given a certificate, which you will need when you are booking your practical test.


The theory test pass certificate lasts for two years, you will need to take the theory test and pass again if you haven't passed your practical test by the end of the two years.


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Areas covered

  • Livingston
  • Broxburn
  • Pumpherston
  • Dechmont
  • Bathgate
  • Uphall
  • Boghall