Latest Official Theory & Practical Driving Test Centres, 2019 Pass Rates and the “Secret” to passing 1st time.

We use the official UK Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) car test information to compile the driving test centre addresses and pass rates.

Whilst regularly checked please see your confirmation email received for any last-minute changes to your local driving test centres address.

Latest News Update.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, from Monday 20 April 2020, all theory tests have been cancelled up to and including 30 May 2020. The DVSA will be contacting all students with theory tests booked during this time to let them know their test has been cancelled and that they will be automatically refunded.

A theory testing service will still be available to those who have a critical need to take a test, such as NHS and front line workers.

Practical Driving tests are cancelled for up to 3 months from March 23rd. Please check back for driving test updates.

Updated 24th April 2020

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To find your local theory or practical DVSA car test centre with details such as the new practical test pass rates simply click on the area links below.

Book your theory or practical test (link to official DVSA booking website).

Test Centres Scotland 

Highlands,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
Central Scotland,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
North East Scotland,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
Southern Scotland,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres

Test Centres Wales

North and South Wales,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres

Test Centres England 

North West England,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
North East England,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
Yorkshire and Humber,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
West Midlands,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
East Midlands,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
East of England,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
South West England,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres
London and South East England,    Theory Test Centres,    Practical Driving Test Centres

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What time of day should I book my test for?

As an ADI I normally discuss with my pupil what time of day it would be best to book their practical driving test for. I don’t have a set time I suggest, instead, I believe it best tailored to the individual considering the following:

1, The time of day the pupil normally has driving lessons.

2, Time of the day the pupil feels at their best. Are they a morning person or don’t they feel properly awake until midday!

3, Finally other factors such as time off work or school.

If we look at the current test times at one of my local practical driving test centres:

07:13 (this is an extra test when available).

08:10

09:07

10:14

11:11

12:38

13:35

14:32

15:28 (this is an extra test when available).

Evening and Saturday tests are also sometimes available but are subject to a higher fee.

The first two tests of the day 07:13 and 08:10 will be in rush hour traffic, including school traffic. Then 09:07, 10:14 and 11:11 may, subject to the area be slightly less busy. With 12:38 and 13:35 being over lunchtime, which can cause there to be more pedestrians in town and city centre routes. Finally, 14:32 and 15:28 will include school traffic and possibly depending on area evening rush hour traffic.

Most of my pupils prefer the thought of a mid-morning test, so that they avoid the morning rush hour traffic, but don’t have all day to wait around worrying about their test.

However, a recent study (nationally) showed rather surprising results:

Test times (between) and the pass rate for tests as a percentage.

07-09.00     50%

09-11.00     52%

11-13.00     48%

13-15.00     50%

15-17.00     49%

17-19.00     49%

19-21.00     65% !!!

Firstly not all practical driving test centres offer evening driving tests, but if your local test centre does should you book an evening test?

It’s difficult to know why the pass rate is so much higher on evening tests, maybe it’s less traffic or that the test centres that offer these times have a higher pass rate than the average?

Our advice is to still pick a practical driving test time to suit you, rather than be swayed by statistics.