Motorcycle theory test

To get a motorcycle driver's licence you have to pass the motorcycle driving test and the motorcycle theory test.
The motorcycle theory test contains 2 parts:

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Motorcycle theory test multiple-choice part

The motorcycle theory test multiple-choice part lasts for 57 minutes and has a pass mark of 43/50. Before the multiple-choice part starts you will see instructions on how the test works and you can do a practice session.

  • 50 multiple-choice questions
  • 57 minutes time limit
  • the pass mark is 43/50
  • Some questions are in a form of case study

The case study questions will consist of a short story and will have 5 multiple-choice questions related to it. Case study questions will provide some real life examples you could face when driving a motorbike.

What are the topics in motorbike theory test?

Topics in the multiple-choice part are:

  • Documents
  • Motorway rules
  • Safety margins
  • Hazard awareness
  • Other types of vehicle
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Incidents, accidents and emergencies
  • Traffic signs 
  • Alertness
  • Motorcycle handling
  • Rules of the road
  • Attitude
  • Motorcycle loading
  • Safety and your motorcycle

You can practise these topics and the full DVSA theory test at

Motorcycle Hazard perception part

Motorcycle hazard perception part contains a series of 14 video clips. The maximum score from each clip is 5 points. You need to spot a developing hazard and response to it as soon as possible.

  • 14 CGI video clips
  • Pass mark for the motorcycle hazard perception is 44/75
  • Maximum points from each clip: 5 points
  • One of the clips contains 2 developing hazards

Tips for the motorcycle hazard perception test

  • Practise online using the DVSA revision hazard perception test
  • Do not click too often or you will receive 0 points.
  • Try to spot the hazard early enough.

Motorcycle theory test pass rates

If you are interested of the motorbike theory test pass rates, see the table below. The table contains previous year's motorcycle theory test pass rates.

Year conducted passes pass rate%
2015 62 807 46 514 74,1
2014 50 301 37 468 74,5
2013 52 319 39 629 75,7
2012 73 602 54 810 74,5

About 25% fails their first attempt. The pass rate is much higher than in the car theory test.