Car theory test changes on 14 April 2020

From 14 April 2020, the car theory test will be modified so that the case studies will be substituted with a short video clip and 3 multiple-choice questions based on the video.

This change will be introduced to make the theory test more accessible to people with reading difficulty, learning disability or developmental condition (like autism). So far it is known that the change will affect the car theory tests.

UPDATE: The changes to the theory test will no longer be introduced on 14 April 2020. This is because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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How will car theory test change?

Currently, car theory test includes a case study and you are asked to read it and then answer 5 questions about it. The purpose of this task is to test your knowledge and understanding of road rules.

However, from 14 April 2020 onwards car theory test no longer will contain case study part. Instead, you will watch one video clip and will have to answer 3 questions about it. The video clip will be short and without sound. You can watch the video clip as many times as you need while completing the multiple-choice part. 

The video clip will show a certain road situation, such as driving in the city or on a country road.

You can watch an example of a video clip here:

For each question you will have to choose a correct answer from 4 provided options. 

The hazard perception part of the theory test is not changing. 

So far the change does not apply to the following theory tests: motorcycle, lorry, bus or coach, approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1. 

UPDATE: The changes to the theory test will no longer be introduced on 14 April 2020. This is because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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