Reduced Theory Test Costs;

The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced that from October 2015, the cost of car and motorcycle theory tests will drop.

Theory test fees for a variety of other types of tests will also be reduced. The test costs will be officially reduced from 1st October 2015. You can now book tests from this date onwards to save money. However, if you decide to book a test that is before October 1st, the new fees will NOT apply.

In October 2014 the theory test fees were reduced from £31 to £25. With this new further reduced cost you are saving more money than ever when learning to drive.

What are the new costs?

Type of test Current cost Cost from 1 October 2015
Car theory test £25 £23
Abridged car theory test £19 £18
Motorcycle theory test £25 £23
Driver CPC part 1:
£28 £26
Driver CPC part 1:
hazard perception
£12 £11
Driver CPC part 2:
case studies
£24 £23
Approved driving instructor (ADI) part 1 test £83 £81


What is the easiest way to book my theory test?

By far the simplest way to book your theory test is directly through the DVSA website. This allows you to avoid any extra costs when booking your theory test as you only pay for the test fee and no extras. The link you need to follow is