How long does the motorcycle theory test last?

The theoretical exam of the motorcycle: MCQ

You will have 57 minutes and 50 multiple-choice questions will be asked. The questions are based on three books: Rules of the Road, Knowing Your Road Signs and Driving – Essential Skills.

Before taking your motorcycle theory exam, you will also take practical online exams to help you prepare. There’s even an app to help you prepare for your theory exam.

Enter the test center

When you get there you will be informed that personal items are not allowed and you will be given a locker to store them. Headphones, smart devices, watches, and bags are just a few examples of things you can’t bring with you. If you cheat on the theory test, a member of staff will look for what you have on you. If you’re caught cheating on a motorcycle theory test, you’re actually breaking the law and could be prosecuted.

Practice questions before the test

You will be briefed on how the exam works and you will have the opportunity to try out some sample problems to familiarize yourself with the screens and the software.

When you start, you will be given questions with a set of predetermined answers. The style of the exam will be based on a case study, which will take the form of a short story. For example, after watching a movie, you can answer several questions.

The entire test should be based on a real scenario that you may encounter while riding your motorcycle.

If you get stuck on a certain topic, you can “report” it and come back later to try again. You can also change your answers at any time during the exam.

To pass this part of the theory test, you will need to score 43 out of 50.

In an emergency, you will rest for three minutes before taking the hazard perception test.

The theoretical examination of the motorcycle: perception of the dangers

The Hazard Perception Test is comprised of 14 short videos, each approximately one minute long, depicting real-life driving experiences. You must identify the hazards that appear on the screen as they come up in front of you during this exercise.

Each clip can have one or more “developing risks”, which you’ll earn points for catching them as soon as they happen. There are two such dangers in one of the clips. A developing hazard is anything that would require you to take action, such as changing direction or slowing down.

You get points for how quickly you spot hazards. Each hazard has a maximum of five points, and if you get it wrong, you won’t lose any. However, don’t just click; if you do it in a set place or pattern, you won’t win anything.

Unlike the multiple-choice test above, you can only try each clip once and cannot adjust your answer after submitting it. You can practice for this exam by downloading an application from this page. You can also try your hand whenever you’re on the road – watch out for potential hazards while driving and see how many you can find.

Keep in mind that you won’t have a cursor on your computer when you take this part of the theory exam – it’s a matter of timing rather than direction of danger.

You will need to score 44 out of 75 to pass this part of the motorcycle theory test.

Pass or fail the motorcycle theory test

On the day of your exam, you will know if you passed.

You will receive a letter letting you know whether you passed or failed if you pass, and if you score 24 points or more on your motorcycle test, you will have two years to complete both parts. If you fail to do so, the theory test will be required again.

If you do not pass your exam, you will receive a letter explaining why. It will describe where you struggled so you can get more practice. You must then wait three business days before retesting.

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