Thursday, June 3, 2010

Driving theory test: Test pattern and touch screen system

There are two parts to the theory test: the multiple-choice test and the hazard perception test. Both are required to be taken and passed in the same session in order to attain a theory test certificate, which can then be used to book the practical driving test within two years of the theory pass.

Multiple choice question :

In this part of the theory test has 50 multiple choice questions and the examinee must answer at least 43 of them correctly to pass in 57 mins.For lorry and bus drivers, 100 questions are asked over a 115-minute period, and 85 out of 100 must be answered correctly to pass.

online hazard perception test:

In this part of the theory test there are 14 hazard video clips of approximately one minute each. In this examinee have to watch these clips as a driver. There will be 15 hazard to find - at least one on each clip. However, one clip will
have 2 hazards.

The pass mark for this part of the test is 44 out of 75 for car drivers and motorcycle riders.

Those taking LGV or PCV (lorry or bus) tests must score at least 50 out of 75.Multiple-choice test uses the touch screen system to mark the correct answers.

What is touch screen-

A touch screen is an electronic visual display that can identify the existence and position of a touch within the display area. The term in general refers to touching the display of the device with a finger or hand. Touch screens can also sense other inactive objects, such as a stylus. On the other hand, if the thing sensed is active, as with a light pen, the term touch screen is usually not relevant.

The touch screen has two main attributes -

First, it enables one to cooperate directly with what is displayed, rather than indirectly with a cursor controlled by a mouse or touchpad.Secondly, it lets one do so without requiring any intermediate device that would need to
be held in the hand.

Touch screen in
theory test

  • To take online theory test for theory driving test examinees use touch screen computer system.
  • Touch screen is preferred because it is easy to use or user friendly and has been carefully designed
  • Examinees can also work through a practice session for up to 15 minutes to get used to the system before actually starting their test.
  • To answer a question the examinee simply touches his choice of answer from the listed answers on the computer screen.
  • During examination if an examinee faces any problem or finds difficult to use the new system staff will be on hand to help them
  • The system has been carefully designed so that examinees that are color blind can use it.
  • The system has the option for dyslexic examinees to listen to the test being read in English through a headset. People with dyslexia can also apply to have up to doubled the standard time for the multiple choice part of the test.

    This accommodation must be arranged at the time of booking. Supporting documents such as a letter from your GP or teacher will be required.
  • The examinee is allowed to go back to a question at any time and can also flag questions they are unsure of in order to find and return to it quickly and easily later.

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