DVSA will be the new DSA (Driving Standards Agency) from now on. This was announced 2.4.2014. DVSA conducts 1.5 million theory tests each year. Also DVSA will replace the Vehicle and Operator Services (VOSA). DVSA will employ more than 4000 people and is responsible for testing, setting and enforcing vehicle and driver standards in the UK. This change means that testing and standards services are now controlled by a single agency.
DVSA Theory test
DVSA theory test includes hazard perception part and multiple choice test. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. Pass mark for multiple choice test is 43/50 and for hazard perception 44/75. DVSA theory test includes 50 multiple choice questions and 14 hazard perception clips.
Theory test pass rate in UK was 59,1% in 2012, which means that quite many fails their first attempt. Theory test was conducted 1,2 million times in 2012 and 735 368 passed it.