Part 1 Theory Tests
In order to be able to take a Category C Driving Test, first you must pass the Part 1 Theory Test – which is divided into two parts:
- Multiple Choice Questions (Part 1a)
- Hazard Perception (Part 1b)
The Theory Test element of your journey is designed to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge to become a safe driver. The tests are taken at a test centre local to you. You will be able to check your nearest centre when booking.
For more detailed information about the Part 1 Theory Test, click here.
Preparation For The Multiple Choice Questions Section (Part 1a)
The subjects covered in the Multiple Choice Theory Test are:
- Vehicle weights and dimensions
- Drivers’ hours and rest periods
- Braking systems
- Incidents, accidents and emergencies
- Vehicle defects
- Leaving the vehicle
- Vehicle loading and handling
- Restricted view
- Environmental issues
- Other road users
- Road signs and markings
As mentioned in “Preparing Yourself For HGV Training”, all of the knowledge required to pass the Multiple Choice Questions can be found in three books:
- The Official Highway Code
- The Official DVSA Guide To Driving Goods Vehicles
- Know Your Traffic Signs
You can also find online theory test revision packages. Some of these are free to use, and other premium versions offer paid access.
The test itself is made up 100 questions, of which you will need to answer at least 85 correct to pass.