Motorcycle theory test

If you wish to obtain a motorcycle drivers licence you have to take and pass the motorcycle theory test and the motorcycle driving test. The motorcycle theory test consists of two parts: the multiple-choice part and the hazard perception part. The fee for the test currently is £25.

Motorcycle theory test - multiple-choice part

The motorcycle theory test lasts 57 minutes and has a pass mark of 43 out of 50. Before the multiple choice part, you will receive instructions on how the test works. After this you will have an opportunity to do a practice session with multiple choice questions in order to familiarize yourself with the test layout. After this, the real test will begin.

During the motorcycle theory test, you will see a question and several possible answers on the computer screen. You have to select the correct answer out of the provided answers. Sometimes more than one answer will apply. If you hesitate you will have an opportunity to ‘flag’ a question you are hesitant about and return to it later.

Some questions will be given in a format of a ‘case study’. Such questions will consist of a short story and will have 5 questions related to it. Case studies will provide real life examples you could come across when driving a motorcycle.

Motorcycle theory test - hazard perception

The pass mark for the motorcycle hazard perception tests is 44 out of 75. The motorcycle hazard perception test will start with a short video clip about how the test works.

After this, you will see a series of 14 video clips on a computer screen. The clips will feature everyday road situations and will contain at least one developing hazard which you will need to react to. One of the clips will contain 2 developing hazards. A developing hazard is defined by something that may result in you having to take certain action to prevent an accident. For example, as a result of a developing hazard you might need to change speed or direction.

The earlier you notice a developing hazard and respond to it, the higher score you will get. The best possible score for each developing hazard is 5 points. In order to score high you need to respond to a developing hazard as soon as possible. Note that if you click too often or in a pattern during a hazard perception clip, you will score 0 on this clip. In a hazard perception test, there is no possibility to review your answers. Book your motorcycle theory test here