Passing the exams

How to pass the tests on your first try?

Statistics of theory and driving tests reveal that the passing percentages for category B are as follows: 77% for the theory test and 52% for the driving test. The reasons for failure are different, but the quality of education and attitude towards studies play an important role.

To pass the driving theory test successfully, you have to study, not rely on luck. A lot depends on the study materials you use. A strong theoretical foundation also serves as the basis for successfully passing the driving test for the simple reason that during driving lessons, the instructor is unable to show you all of the possible situations in traffic. If you encounter a new situation during the driving test (for example, a self-driving delivery robot crossing the road), only your knowledge of traffic theory will save you.

A prerequisite for successfully passing the driving test is regular practice. To keep your skills at a good level, you need to drive at least an hour a week. You should drive several times a week to improve and supplement your knowledge. The longer the period during which you are not behind the wheel, the less likely you are to pass the driving test. For example, if you have not driven a car for a month, the probability is essentially zero.

What are the main reasons for not passing the driving test?

Let’s start by explaining what the purpose of the driving test is and how it is assessed.

The purpose of the examiner is to assess the compliance of your knowledge, skills, behaviour, and attitudes with the driver qualification requirements. In simpler terms – to assess your readiness to drive the vehicle independently.

The test assesses vehicle handling, sense of danger, and independent coping in traffic. It is important that the examiner feels safe as a passenger. If they see that there are serious gaps in your knowledge or driving skills and that you could be dangerous in traffic, you will not pass the test.

The driving test is evaluated based on competence. This means that the entire ride is considered as a whole, and individual mistakes are not evaluated. Making one or more minor mistakes does not mean that the test is over – if you are late in activating your turn signal or briefly exceed the speed limit by 3 km/h, it does not immediately spell disaster. Focus on your driving 100% to the end, and give your best. However, making a more serious mistake means failing the test – for example, if you proceed into an intersection while ignoring a red light or if fail to give way to another driver.

There are many reasons for not passing the driving test, but based on the statistics of the Transport Administration, three main reasons can be identified:

  1. Failure to ensure safety
  2. Failure to observe traffic control devices
  3. Not knowing or ignoring traffic rules

What must you do to successfully pass the driving test?

  1. Always think ahead. Perform all manoeuvres safely. Do not endanger yourself, your car, or other road users.
  2. Be 100% attentive of traffic control devices. Observe what is happening around you and concentrate fully on driving.
  3. Be strong in theory! You can apply traffic rules only if you know them well.

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