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Driving theory tests

​There are four separate theory tests available which cover different types of vehicle:

  • motorcycles
  • motorcars
  • lorries
  • buses

The driving theory test you need to take depends on what vehicle category your provisional licence is for.
 

Theory test Licence categories covered                        
A: Motorcycles P
A1
A
B: Motorcars B1
B
B+E
(also F, K, H)
C: Large goods (lorries) C1
C1+E
C
C+E
D: Large passenger (buses / coaches) D1
D1+E
D
D+E

 

How can I book a driver theory test?

You can book a test in two ways:

  1. at Driver and Vehicle Standards in person (bookings cannot be taken by phone)
  2. online, using a credit or debit card

When you book in person, you'll need to bring with you:

  • your Jersey provisional licence
  • the fee (£30.15) either
    • in cash 
    • as a cheque payable to the Treasurer of the States
    • by credit or debit card

Book your driving theory test online

Where do I take the driver theory test?

You take the test at Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS).

When should I arrive for my test and what should I bring?

You should arrive at DVS reception at least 15 minutes before your test. You will not be allowed to take your test if you are late, and you will have to apply and pay again.

You must bring your provisional licence with you. You should check that the date is still valid and that it covers the correct category for the test you are taking.

What form does the test take and when will I know if I've passed?

The test is a multi-choice exam. You will use a touchscreen PC to answer.

There are 35 questions in the test. You must answer 30 out of 35 correctly to pass. 

You will find out if you've passed immediately at the end of the test.

What can I do to prepare for the test?

The following publications can help you to prepare for the driver theory test:

  • the Jersey Highway Code (available free of charge from your parish hall)
  • the Official Highway Code
  • the Official Theory Test for Car Drivers
  • the Official Theory Test for Motorcyclists
  • the Official Theory Test for Drivers of Large Vehicles

How long is my pass certificate valid?

Your pass certificate does not expire. However, it will be cancelled if you are convicted of an offence that requires you to resit the prescribed driving test.

Should I keep my pass certificate?

Yes. You will need it to book your practical driving test.

Also, if you wish to sit another practical driving test within the same licence category, your pass certificate will exempt you from sitting another driving theory test. 



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