What You Should Know About the Driver CPC Theory Test

What You Should Know About the Driver CPC Theory Test
14 Jun 2017

“Congratulations on your choice to begin your journey of becoming a fully qualified HGV driver! It is a long road, the rewards however are great” exclaims an HGV expert at The LGV Training Company. In the UK, one of the necessary qualifications for driving HGVs is a Driver CPC. Achieving this involves a medical exam, a lot of training and four separate tests – two theoretical and two practical. In this post, we will explain the theory test process as well as what is needed to pass it.

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Booking Your Test

The easiest part of this entire process is booking your theory test. When you are ready, all you have to do is visit the government website and find the testing centre nearest to you and book on. You can also use third party sites to book if you want. The test can be adapted for individuals with reading or hearing difficulties, it can also be translated into other languages-  simply inform your test centre.

On the Day

Make sure that on the day of your test, you arrive at your testing centre at the correct time, you will need your booking confirmation as well as identification – usually this would be your provisional license. Once all of that have been verified, you will be given some headphones and be shown to a computer station where you will begin.

Multiple Choice

The simplest choice is exactly as it says on the tin; it is the easiest element to understand. Simply choose the correct answer for each question from the options provided and in no time you will be on your way. The test is quite an intensive one nevertheless. It lasts 115 minutes and contains 100 questions which must all be answered, to pass you must get 85 of them right. At times, there may be more than one answer that is correct, if this is the case you will be notified by the test. If you are unsure about an answer, simply `flag´ it and come back to it later.

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Hazard Perception

In the section of hazard perception, in a number of films, you will have to identify hazardous situations. There are a total of 19 films and in those films there are two hazards, one of the films contain the two hazards and your job will be to quickly identify them. The quicker the hazard is identified, the more points are obtained. There are 100 points that you can score in total and, for a pass mark, you must get 65 right. If you believe that you will be able to pass this section by clicking in a pattern, or everywhere, you will not! If you do this, you will be warned and get no points for that film. Continue doing it and you will score a 0.

What Will Happen if I Fail?

Everyone has a bad day, even the best of us. At times, those bad days land at a time when we really needed a good day. It is understandable that there are people who, when they take their Driver CPC theory test the first time, they fail. That doesn’t, however, mean you should worry. You are able to apply again to take the test, don’t worry about past marks; they will not affect your score. Every test is scored independently; it is also free for a retake so you do not have to worry about being out of pocket either.

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Misa Khan

I am full time web surfer, fond of reading and discovering newest automotive industry’s news. I use to write in-depth autos reviews as well as incorporate my content with an extensive researched material.

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