MotorCycling Theory TestThe theory test must be taken by all candidates going on to take a practical motorcycle test. ( Only riders who hold another category of full motorcycle licence are exempt).
The theory test is taken at a test centre, and is available in Edinburgh, Galashiels and Dunfermline in the local area. For a full list of theory test centres you can visit the DirectGov web-site at Find Nearest Theory Test Centre.You should arrive in good time for your test appointment, and you will need to take your driving licence and photo ID with you.
The theory test is in two parts, a multiple choice exam on the Highway Code and matters relating to motorcycle safety, and the Hazard Perception Test, where you need to identify moving hazards in a video clip. The whole thing can take up to an hour, but some candidates will finish in under half an hour.
The multiple choice exam
The multiple choice exam contains 50 questions and you need to get at least 43 correct to pass. You will be allowed 57 minutes for this part of the test, and you will have the opportunity to check and if neccessary change your answers. This part of the test is available in several different languages, and you can request headphones for a voice over if you have difficulty reading.
The Hazard Perception Test
The hazard perception test consists of 14 video clips, 13 containing one ' scoreable hazard ', one clip will contain two. Each hazard is worth a possible 5 points, and you need to score 44/75 or better to pass. You will need to click a computer mouse button to register your response to a hazard, the earlier you respond, the better you will score.
You must pass both parts to be successful, if you are unsuccessful you must wait three clear working days before you are allowed another attempt. If you are unsure about the theory test, please contact us, as we run free theory test training.