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How To Pass The Lorry or Bus Theory Test (section 1 and 2 of CPC) in 2020

This article is all about how you can become a bus, coach or lorry driver in 2020. We will also cover how to pass the hazard perception test and what type of questions come up in the mock theory test (section 1 and 2)

Remember The test is made up of 3 parts the hazard perception, multiple choice and case studies exam. Both parts can be booked seperately but you can have both exams on the same day to get your lorry, bus or coach licence.

1. A driving theory test part 1a  (book your exam here on the government website)
2. A hazard perception test part 1b (book your exam here on the government website)
3. Case studies test part 2 (book your exam here on the government website)

There are two ways to pass your test:
1. If you need training from a teacher then you can visit our lorry driving theory test training page
2. You can  visit our FREE practice question pages

In this article we will cover the following topics:
1. What is the multiple choice theory test?
2. What is the hazard perception test?
3. What is the case studies test?
4. How much does the test cost?
5. Where, when and how can I book the exam?
6. How much time should I spend revising?
7. How can a teacher help me pass quicker?

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1. What is the multiple choice driving theory test?

Multiple-choice questions

You have 1 hour and 55 minutes to answer 100 multiple-choice questions. You will need 85/100 to pass your exam.

Before the driving theory test starts you’ll get:

  1. Instructions on how the test works
  2. The chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens

How the theory test works:

There are 100 questions and you need 85/100 to pass the exam. A question and several possible answers appear on a screen. You have to select the right answer.

The questions are taken from each of these 15 categories:

  1. Vehicle weights and dimensions
  2. Drivers’ hours and rest periods
  3. Braking systems
  4. The driver
  5. The road
  6. Incidents
  7. Vehicle condition
  8. Leaving the vehicle
  9. Vehicle loading
  10. Restricted view
  11. Essential documents
  12. Environmental issues
  13. Other road users
  14. Road and traffic signs
  15. Vehicle loading
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2. What is the hazaard perception test?

Hazard Perception Test

You’ll then watch 19 video clips. The clips will all have 1 hazard in them except for 1 clip which will have 2 hazards. You will need to score 67/100 to pass this exam. You can visit our FREE questions and answers page if you would like to practice lorry or coach theory questions and answers.

What should I be clicking on for the Hazard Perception test?

There are 7 vulnerable road users and 3 different types of vehicles. As long as you click on these you will get points:

7 Vulnerable Road Users:

  1. Elderly drivers
  2. Pedestrians
  3. New drivers
  4. Children
  5. Animals
  6. Cyclists
  7. Motorcyclists

3 other types of vehicles:

  1. Lorrys and Buses
  2. Trams
  3. Motorcyclists

Watch out video on our youtube channel and you’ll see how we pass the exam with ease.

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3. What is the case studies test?

Case Studies Test

On the computer you will have 7 case studies with multiple choice questions. The case studies are stories based on situations you will encounter as a lorry, coach or bus driver.

There will be 6-8 multiple choice questions on each case studies. The test is for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the pass mark is 40/50.

You can visit our FREE questions and answers page if you would like to practice lorry or coach theory questions and answers.

4. How much does the test cost?

The costs of the exams:

  1. Part 1a is £26 for multiple choice questions
  2. Part 1b is £11 for hazard perception
  3. Part 2 is £23 for case studies

Please visit the government website for a full breakdown of the prices

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5. Where, when and how can I book an exam?

Where can I sit the exams:

The exam centre will be the closest to your postcode.

When can I sit an exam?

Exam bookings are usually available within 1 month. You will need to go onto the booking website to find the latest dates and times.

What documents will I need to book the exam?

You will need your provisional licenc, email and credit card to book these exams. If you do not have a provisional licence you can apply for one here.

How to book the exams:

1. A driving theory test part 1a  (book your exam here on the government website)
2. A hazard perception test part 1b (book your exam here on the government website)
3. Case studies test part 2 (book your exam here on the government website)

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6. How much time should I spend revising?

As a teacher who has been helping students pass their exams since 2013 I would recommend you spend the following time spent on revision:

1. 15 hours revising 15 mock exams (each exam is 100 questions which is 1,500 questions in total)
2. 1 hour on hazard perception  (visit our free questions section)
3. 4 hour on case studies (visit our free questions section)

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7. How can a teacher help me pass quicker?

We have been passing students since 2013 and we are happy to help. We help students in 3 ways (choose any that you feel comfortable with.

1. Practice our FREE questions and answers to help you pass quickly. (visit our free questions here)
2. Try a FREE 30 minute demonstration with a teacher on whatsapp or skype (you can book a free consultation here)
3. Try our training classes which help students pass their exams first time with free retraining if you do not pass (prices start from £195)

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me personally or my team or teachers please visit our contact us page or call 01158376502 and we will be happy to help.

Have a great day Fast Trackers always be the best and remember when you pass your exams please help others the same way we help you!

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