Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
While our offices are shut, we have put special arrangements are in place for driver and vehicle renewals. You can contact the Licensing team for more information.
You must take and pass our Knowledge test before you apply for Driver's licence for the first time. We will not grant a Driver's licence if you have not passed our Knowledge test.
Our Knowledge test is a 60-minute online test made up of 60 questions from eight categories. The categories of questions are:
- points of interest
- mandatory questions from the customer care and law and policy categories
- customer care
- law and policy
- the Highway Code
- road signs
If you are only going to driving limousines or on school contracts, you do not need to answer the questions on points of interest and routes.
Passing the test
To pass our Knowledge test, you must get a score of 85 per cent or more. You must also get the pass mark in each of the categories.
|Category||Number of questions||Pass mark||Pass mark percentage|
|Points of interest||6 questions||4 out of 6||67 per cent|
|Routes||6 questions||4 out of 6||67 per cent|
|Mandatory||23 questions||21 out of 23||91 per cent|
|Customer care||3 questions||2 out of 3||67 per cent|
|Law and policy||4 questions||2 out of 4||50 per cent|
|Highway Code||6 questions||6 out of 6||100 per cent|
|Road signs||6 questions||6 out of 6||100 per cent|
|Numeracy||6 questions||6 out of 6||100 per cent|
|Total||60 questions||51 out of 60||85 per cent|