Driving Theory Test must be passed before a person can obtain their first learner driver permit.
The test is conducted on a computer monitor where 40 multi-choice questions are selected at random from a bank of over 1200 questions 35 must be answered correctly to achieve a pass.
35 questions must be answered correctly
40 multi-choice questions
So you have passed your Driver Theory Test what now... apply for the Test.
Killarney Racecourse Grounds
Waiting Time: 9 weeks
Pass Rate: 59.93%
New Government Offices
Waiting Time: 10 weeks
Pass Rate: 61.12%
Driving School Test Information…
The driving test will take approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete. You will be given clear instructions throughout the test, if you don’t hear correctly or understand something, ask the examiner to repeat it. Do not panic if you make a mistake, never give up during the test. It may not be as serious as you think and it may not mean you have failed the test.
Day of the Test
Oral Test Section in the Center.
While the test begins with a check of your provisional licence and it’s validity, then a brief assessment on your knowledge of the rules of the road. Traffic Signals, Road Signs. Understanding of speed limits and where.
Afterwards, you proceed to the vehicle with the examiner they will ask you to test your indicators & brake lights and they will check for valid tax and insurance.
Know Your Vehicle
This section you will be asked to lift the bonnet and show the instructor where the following are located
Know these: Engine Coolant, Engine Oil, Dipstick, Power Steering Fluid, Window Washer Vessel, Brake Fluid
In the car, you could be asked to show the following auxiliary vehicle controls in the cockpit.
Know these controls: Fog Lights, Back Window Demister, Air Conditioning, Window Washers, Front Window Demister, Temperature Controls, Directional Airflow Controller
Main part of your driving test include road positioning, overtaking and passing, anticipation and observation, correct use of mirrors and signals, progress, speed, compliance with traffic lights, road signs and road markings, and proper use of your vehicle controls.
At some point during your test, the examiner asks you to demonstrate the hand signals as well.