From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will include 3 multiple-choice questions based on a short video you’ll watch.
How the theory test is changing to use video clips instead of written case studies
Currently, you have to read a case study and then answer 5 questions about it.
This tests your knowledge and understanding of road rules.
This will change if you take your test from 14 April 2020. You’ll watch one video clip instead of reading a case study, and answer 3 questions about it.
How using a video clip will work
You’ll watch a short, silent, video clip and answer 3 multiple-choice questions about it.
You can watch the video clip as many times as you like during the multiple-choice part of the theory test.
ExampleYou can watch the video, answer a question, and then watch the video again before you answer the next question.
What the video clip will look like
The video clip will show a situation, such as driving through a town centre, or driving on a country road.
The type of questions you’ll answer about the video clip
You’ll answer questions like these:
- Why are motorcyclists considered vulnerable road users?
- Why should the driver, on the side road, look out for motorcyclists at junctions?
- In this clip, who can cross the chevrons to overtake other vehicles, when it’s safe to do so?
For each of the 3 questions, you’ll have to choose the correct answer from 4 possible answers.
What the screen will look like
The left-hand side of the screen will show the video clip, with controls to:
- play the video
- pause the video
- move to a specific part of the video on a progress bar
- watch the video using the full screen
The right-hand side of the screen will show the question and 4 possible answers.