How to prepare for The Theory Test

In the journey to get your driving licence, the theory test is one of the hurdles you must jump.

The first mistake that a lot of people make when it comes to the theory test is lack of practice. For many, the idea that the theory test will be difficult does not cross their mind until they are sat in the test centre, alone in front of a computer screen with questions they have never seen before.

Here are some of the ways of preparing for the theory test:

  • Theory test apps

  • Highway code

  • Theory test books

  • Theory test CD/DVD

  • Complete packages

The list below is not in any particular order.

Theory Test Apps.

These are a good way to practice the theory test from your phone. Quite a few of them are free although the free ones usually have limitations.

Here are some of the advantages of Theory test apps:

  • Relatively cheap

  • Accessable from your phone

  • Practice on the move

  • Keep a record of your performance

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highway code

The Highway Code is definitely a good investment. Here are some of the benefits of getting your hands on it:

  • Small but packed with information

  • Relatively cheap

  • Understand rules from other road users’ perspective

  • Used by driving instructors and instructors

  • Has a section for road signs


The OFFICIAL DVSA THEORY TEST for Car Drivers is a book you can get as paperback or as a kindle book. It was compiled by the DVSA themselves. It contains all the questions that you might get on the test. It also has the explanations for the answers so that you can understand the reasoning behind the answers.

This book was produced by the AA. It includes advice on the Theory test, Practical test and comes with the Highway Code.


This DVD ROM package from DRIVING TEST SUCCESS is great for practicing the theory test on PC or Laptop.

  • Practice on a computer screen like the real test

  • Hazard perception

  • Show me tell me questions

  • Comes with Highway Code

Again, this one will be used on a Laptop, PC or Games console such as Xbox or Playstation. An advantage of this particular one is that you can get a free app to compliment your learning.

As you can see from above, there are so many ways to prepare for the theory test. This is not an exhaustive list, there are other ways that we may not have listed. We have just focused on the most popular ones and ones.

Whichever way you choose to practice our advice is that you put in the work before attempting the test.

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