Practical & Theory test in Falkirk
There are 2 tests the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) require provisional license holders to pass; firstly the theory test followed by the practical test.
The Theory Test
The theory tests consists of 2 parts. The first part is a hazard perception test which involves the candidate watching 14 short video clips on a computer, containing 15 hazards in total. Each time the candidate spots a developing hazard they click the mouse. During this time, a scoring window opens and the pupil can score between 1-5 points depending on how soon they clicked the mouse. A score of 44 out of 75 minimum must be achieved to pass the first part.
The second part of the test is a multiple choice test carried out on a computer. There are 50 questions to work through and a minimum score of 43 must be achieved. Please be aware that some questions have 2 answers. Both the theory and the hazard perception test must be passed for the candidate to achieve an overall pass. The local theory test centre is in Stirling;
Suite 1A, Hillside House
Laurelhill Business Park
Theory test cost: £23
The Practical Test
The practical test in Falkirk is a test of the candidates practical ability, the test should take no longer than 45 minutes. Firstly, after introductions, the examiner will ask the candidate 2 show me, tell me questions from a possible 19. You can check out the questions with the following link;
After this is carried out, the candidate will be asked to move off, during the practical test in Falkirk, 1 out of 3 reversing manoeuvres will be asked to be carried out. The 3 manoeuvres are; the turn in the road, left reverse & the reverse park. The examiner may also ask for the controlled stop (emergency stop) to be carried out, however this only takes place in 1 out of every 3 practical tests. The candidate will also be asked to drive independently for 10 minutes during the test. When the candidate returns to the tests centre, they will be informed if they have passed or failed and the examiner will give them constructive feedback. The practical test in Falkirk is carried out from the test centre at the following address;
Evans Easyspace, Earls Road,
Practical test cost: £62