i can't pass my theory test, how did you study for it?

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I have used this app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/theo...609638596?mt=8 - and learned every answer on it, but i've still failed my theory test twice (by 1 mark and 2 marks). How did you study for it?
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Use the paid DVSA one

You get what you pay for!
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Just read the whole DVLA handbook, easy
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Just read the whole DVLA handbook, easy
do you have a link to that?
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Hey, I downloaded "The Official DVSA Theory test Kit" You do need to pay for it but it's 100% worth it. You get the manual which you read through and it tells you how much you have completed then you can go onto the mock tests. The questions are near enough exactly the same as the ones in the real test.

You can also take tests where the questions are only on one subject e.g road signs and there is an option to just answer every question available. *It's really really worth getting, I couldn't have passed without it.*

I read through the manual about 4 times and took mock tests every day, several times a day before my test. One the way to work, on my lunch and breaks, on the way back from work, at home. Every time I had a spare moment I was on that app!

I passed first time 48/50! *
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It's the hazard perception that is the issue.

On the theory part I got 50/50, but something like 2 marks away from failing in the hazard perception.

I feel they keep the hazard perception as a money making scheme, cos you don't know when to click lol.
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It's the hazard perception that is the issue.

On the theory part I got 50/50, but something like 2 marks away from failing in the hazard perception.

I feel they keep the hazard perception as a money making scheme, cos you don't know when to click lol.
Ah yeah, the hazard perception. Utterly useless!** To practise for that I purchased "The Ultimate hazard perception.." It was a bundle of three apps and I found it really helpful!! Again though, it does cost money learning to drive is f*cking expensive
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Ah yeah, the hazard perception. Utterly useless!** To practise for that I purchased "The Ultimate hazard perception.." It was a bundle of three apps and I found it really helpful!! Again though, it does cost money learning to drive is f*cking expensive
The hazard perception is there to make money for the government, each failed test is extra £££ for the government. You have to click correctly and you can't overclick, it's so pointless.

I would rather they remove the hazard perception and put that element in the practical test, where the instructor can stop you somewhere and ask for all the possible hazards in the area.
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It's the hazard perception that is the issue.

On the theory part I got 50/50, but something like 2 marks away from failing in the hazard perception.

I feel they keep the hazard perception as a money making scheme, cos you don't know when to click lol.
It's piss, if there is a hazard you click.
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It's piss, if there is a hazard you click.
Depends on your definition of hazard.
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For the theory test, what resources did you use:
I've got the
the official dvsa theory test for car drivers
the official highway code
the hazard perception dvd (2011 edition)
anything else?

is that enough to pass theory?
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I just used 'Theory Test Pro' and did the questions whenever I had a chance. Did around 800 in total over a month or so.
That website also has hazard perception clips (loads of them).

I passed first time, a day after my 17th birthday, with 47/50 and 66/75 :-)
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(Original post by orton6)
I have used this app: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/theo...609638596?mt=8 - and learned every answer on it, but i've still failed my theory test twice (by 1 mark and 2 marks). How did you study for it?
What are you failing? The hazard perception or the multi choice part?

I bought this package: https://www.amazon.co.uk/DVSA-Offici...ds=Theory+test

If you skim read the practice questions and answers in the book once, you're 99% guaranteed to pass the multi choice part of the test.

The hazard perception bit is harder but it helps to use the included computer game simulation for practice. Just click whenever you see something move - but don't over click or you'll score zero.
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Just keep practicing and use Official DVSA material and you'll pass! Try and imagine your driving the car on the video you're seeing and click when you see what you would consider a hazard. I did and got 66/75! And 47/50 on the multiple choice.

It's practical that's the bane of my life haha
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I used the theory test pro website and a theory book to help me, the theory test pro website also has the hazard perception clips as well as the multiple choice questions


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I used the ALL tests dvd. About 4 quid on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/12105...&ul_noapp=true

Passed my theory first time, with 66/75 on my hazard perception.

When I practised the hazard test, it was real life recording, very very grainy, and it was difficult to get a 5 for a cyclist ahead because the image was not clear. It sound awful, but I would recommend it because it trained me well for the real test thats in clear CGI.

I practised on the ALL tests grainy version till I got 5 points on everything. When I got to the real test, i found it so much easier to recognise hazards because the CGI was so clear. The All tests has a video explaining what a hazard is and the types of hazards, so you know what to look out for. Hope this helps
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I'm so nervous, I've booked my theory test for the 10th November -- for like the umpteenth time -- I always seem to fail the questions, but the last time I failed both the questions and the hazard perception by two points on HP & three points on MPC.
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(Original post by lydialouise_)
I'm so nervous, I've booked my theory test for the 10th November -- for like the umpteenth time -- I always seem to fail the questions, but the last time I failed both the questions and the hazard perception by two points on HP & three points on MPC.
Just do a lot of online mock theory tests online. That's what I did for practice, it was always multiple choice that tripped me up as well but you get better with practice!
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I used the DSA offical driving app for MQ and the Hazard perception

ALTHOUGH I did get a weird question that the book / app never covered on the app I was nailing between 45/50 to 50/50 and on the actual theory test I got 44/50 (Bloody gutted but still it's a pass) and the Haz Perception I barely passed and somehow "overclicked" on the last on which was in the THEORY APP! It was easy as wel.......

Anyway you can pay online for a DSA study access thingy or just get the book from Amazon.

https://www.dvsalearningzone.co.uk < Pretty good stuff.
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I used this app for my theory test and did ok.

Just do as many practice tests as you can. Buy the app where it includes the hazard perception test too
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