Changes to the theory test 

From 1 May 2018 the DVSA will be changing the way 78 theory test questions are worded, to make them more accessible to everyone.

They have been working with the British Dyslexia Association and the British Deaf Association to develop the changes. They trialled the changes with over 7,000 candidates and they found the revised  questions easier to understand.

Main changes to the questions

The questions have now been rephrased. The ‘Continuation’ questions in the test will know been changed. Previously the candidate would have to choose an answer from a list, to complete a sentence. They’re changing the wording so that the candidate has to pick a statement to answer the question instead.

The DVSA have also removed long and complicated words, with shorter simpler words. This includes replacing words like ‘increased’ and ‘decreased’ with ‘bigger’ and ‘smaller’.

You can find more information on helping candidates with learning difficulties take their theory test on GOV.UK or Safe Driving for Life.

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