The interactive website that partners The Car and Motorcycle Theory Test book

On the day of your test please ensure you take with you all of the necessary original documents (not photocopies). These are;

Both parts of your photocard licence (the photocard and the paper counterpart) or your signed driving licence and suitable photographic identity. Examples of suitable photographic identity can be found here (pop up hyperlink)
your theory test pass certificate
your CBT certificate.
When reporting for your driving test try to turn up 5 or 10 minutes early. There will be a waiting room at the test centre, and once the examiner is ready he will come out and call your name. Whilst he checks your documents he will ask you to sign a declaration regarding the bike you are using for your test and insurance cover. If everything is in order the examiner will ask you to lead the way to your bike.

The motorcycle test is extensive, but listed below are some of the areas that will be covered during your exam;

eyesight check by asking you to read a number plate at the prescribed distance
theory into practice
basic vehicle maintenance checks will be examined in the ‘Show Me, Tell Me’ element. Click here (hyperlink) for more details.
Moving off
Rear observation and signalling
Acting on signs and signals
Controlling your speed
Making Progress
The emergency stop
Special exercises including ‘Wheeling/Stand exercise’, ‘U-Turn exercise’, ‘Slow ride exercise’
Selecting a safe place to stop
Awareness and anticipation
To conduct the test you will be fitted with earphones under your helmet and a radio receiver on a waist belt. The examiner will then follow you either on a motorcycle or a car and provide you with directions and instructions. The examiner will give you clear and concise instructions in good time throughout the entire test. He may ask you to park appropriately before he gives you any detailed instructions. If you do not understand anything ask him/her to explain again. However, in general, your examiner will not make conversation or small talk during your test – he is not being rude but merely wants to allow you to concentrate on driving.

In general the test will last around 40 minutes. To pass you must avoid making any serious or dangerous faults and must avoid making no more than 15 driving faults. The examiner will mark any faults that you have made on a Driving Test Report form. At the end of the test he will tell you whether you have passed or failed and will explain the faults he has marked on the report. He will then provide you with a copy of the report and a pass certificate if you were successful or an application form for another test if you failed.

If you have failed discuss the test and the Driving Test Report with your trainer. He will be able to explain in more detail what the various categories and marks mean. Try not to be too disheartened by the result - regard the test as part of the learning process and use the report as a basis for your future lessons.

If you have passed…congratulations! You will now be eligible to apply for the appropriate category on your licence (see licence categories in ‘Training for your Motorcycle Test’ . However, please remember that you are still a very inexperienced rider and far more likely to be involved in an accident in your first year on the road – a fact that will be reflected in the insurance premiums you will pay.