According to DSA rules you need to pass the theory test first before booking your practical driving test. A theory test certificate will be issued to you by DSA when you will pass your theory test. There are two parts of Theory test: the multiple-choice test and the hazard perception test. In order to get your theory test certificate you will be required to pass both tests in same session. The theory test certificate will remain valid for two years from the date of its issuance for booking a practical driving test.
To pass these tests you need a detailed knowledge of highway codes and a lot of practice. There are lots of training aids are available in the market for the preparation of theory test Such as books, videos and CD ROMs. One of the most effective sources of preparation is a theory test dvd. Theory test dvd contains all the stuff which is required to prepare fully for the theory test. Following are some of the features which are usually available in a theory test dvd:
· Detailed notes about highway codes with road signs and markings.
· Official DSA theory test questions with case study style questions.
· Practice of all DSA car and motorcycle questions with hundreds of questions very similar to those which are designed by DSA for actual theory test.
· Unlimited random mock theory tests.
· 50-70 fully interactive hazard perception clips.
· Instructions to attempt the questions.
· Instructions about responding to hazard perception videos with correct positioning and hazard awareness.
· Tips for overcoming the test anxiety.
· Tips to attempt the test efficiently.
· Tips to score more.
· Things you should avoid during the test.
Apart from these features there can be a lot of other features which can be available in a theory test dvd. It depends upon the source where you choose to buy and the price factor that how much features a DVD can contain. These DVD’s are easily available on any DVD store or you can order from an online resource at very competitive price such as theorytest.info.
Before starting your practice on theory test dvd you should be aware of the actual pattern of the theory test DVD which is followed by DSA. Keep in mind that pattern while practicing as it will help you to prepare accordingly. As I have mentioned above there are two parts of theory test.
About Multiple-Choice Part
The questions in multiple-choice part will be asked according to the vehicle you are hoping to get a license for. Passing marks for this part are 43 out of 50 and allowed time will be 57 minutes to answer all the 50 questions. Before the test starts you will be provided with the detailed instructions that how can you answer the question. Multiple-choice section uses the touch screen system to mark the right answer.
About Hazard Perception Part
In this part of the test you will be shown 14 video clips on your monitor screen. These clips will feature every day road scenes and will consist of at least one developing hazard. One of the clips will consist of two developing hazards. You will need to show your response to these developing hazards by quickly clicking the mouse button. The more quickly you will response to the hazard the more you can score. You can score between 0-5 for each clip. To pass this part you will need to score 44 out 75.