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FAQs

Where can I take the combined theory and hazard perception test?

University College Isle of Man

Homefield Road

Douglas

Isle of Man

Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings at 9am, and Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons at 4pm.

Booking information can be obtained by contacting +44 1624 648348.

Has the test changed recently?

Yes, from April 2009 the theory test now incorporates the hazard perception test and the number of questions has been increased to 50.

How can I revise for the combined test?

All new provisional licence holders should have a copy of a CD Rom which contains all the questions and practice clips for the hazard perception test. You will find the test difficult if you have not used the practice CD Rom.

What are the pass marks required?

For the 50 question theory test you will need to get a minimum of 43 questions correct.

For the hazard perception test, which contains 14 film clips, there is a total of 75 points available. To pass this part you will need to score a minimum of 44 points.

How long do I have to complete the test?

For the car and motorcycle test, the 50 question theory part has a time limit of 57 minutes.

The hazard perception test will take no longer than 15 minutes

How will I know how much time I have left to complete the test?

There is a clock at the top of your computer screen showing the time remaining.

How will I know if I have passed the theory test?

As soon as you have completed the test you will be handed the results.

What happens if I only pass one part of the test?

In order to pass the test, both parts have to passed. If one part is not passed both parts have to be taken again.

If I fail one or both parts of the test, when can I re-take the test?

You will have to wait a minimum of 7 days before you can re-take the test.

Can I take the test before my 16th birthday?

You can submit an application form on your 16th birthday but you will have to wait for an appointment to be sent to you. This is usually within 2 to 3 weeks.

How much does the test cost?

The theory test fee is £35.

Cheques should be made payable to Isle of Man Government.

What do I do when I have passed the test?

You must keep your pass certificate and take it with you when you sit your practical driving test as the examiner will need to see it.

You must also quote the serial number of the certificate on the application form when booking a driving test.

Does the certificate run out?

Yes, the certificate lasts for 2 years, if you have not passed the practical test within this time you will need to re-take the theory/hazard test again.

You cannot take your practical test if the certificate has expired.

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