You need to bring your photocard driving license and theory certificate to your driving test. You also need to bring a car that can be used for the test.
Before you start the driving ability part of your test, you'll have an eyesight check and be asked two vehicle safety questions.
The eyesight check
The examiner will ask you to read the number plate on a parked vehicle to test your eyesight. If you fail the check, your driving test won't continue.
Vehicle safety questions: 'show me, tell me'
You'll be asked two vehicle safety questions. These are also known as the 'show me, tell me' questions. The examiner will ask you one 'show me' question whilst on the move, when it's safe to do so. You'll also be asked one 'tell me' question, where you'll have to explain to the examiner how you'd carry out the check before beginning the test.
The driving ability part of your driving test
Don't worry if you make a mistake - it might be a less serious driving fault and might not affect your result. The driving part of your test will last about 40 minutes. Throughout the test your examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving.
Your general driving ability
During your test the examiner will give you directions which you should follow. You'll drive in various road and traffic conditions. You should drive in the way your instructor has trained you. You might also be asked to carry out an emergency stop.
Your ability to reverse your vehicle safely
You'll be asked to complete an exercise to show how well you can reverse your vehicle. The examiner will choose one exercise from:
Pulling over on the right and reversing two car lengths, Reverse parking - either reversing or driving forward into a parking bay or parallel parking around a car at the side of the road
Independent driving section of the driving test
Your driving test will include around twenty minutes of independent driving, either by following signs or a sat nav. This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently.
If you make a mistake during your test
If you make a mistake, don't worry about it as it might be a less serious driving fault and might not affect your result. However, if at any time your examiner considers your driving to be a danger to other road users they will stop your test.
Your driving test result
You'll pass your test if you make: 15 or less driving faults and no serious or dangerous faults