Multiple-Choice Theory Test

Part 1a of the LGV theory test is the multiple-choice.

During this test, you will have a total of 100 questions, with up to four answers to choose from.

If you are unsure about a question, you have the option to “flag” the question in particular. This means that you can come back to it later on.

You get a total time of 1 hour and 55 minutes to answer all of the questions. It is under your discretion to how much of that allocated time you use, but it should be in your best interest to read each question carefully, and take your time where needed.

Question topics can include

  • Driver Hours and Rest Periods
  • Other Road Users
  • The Driver (you)
  • Traffic Signs
  • Accidents
  • Braking Systems
  • Vehicle Loading
  • Vehicle Conditions
  • Environmental Issues
  • Documents
  • Vehicle Weights and Dimensions
  • The Road

It must be noted that the LGV theory test is much different to a standard category b car theory test. This is not only because the vehicle is different, so you will have different rules in place, but you will also be expected to understand additional cautionary procedures as an LGV driver.

For example, you may be asked a question which is relating to vehicle loading:

“The lorry you’re driving is heavily laden. How will the load affect the vehicle if you approach a left-hand bend too fast?”

Other factors, such as weight limits, are also paramount when learning to drive a heavy goods vehicle. This is why you should ensure that you have completing a substantial amount of revision to reinforce the correct knowledge needed to safely drive an HGV.

What percentage do you need to pass the theory test?

Out of 100 questions, you must achieve a pass mark of 85.

Once you complete the multiple-choice, you will move straight onto test 1b (hazard perception).

Once you complete both parts of the theory test, you will find out your results after you have completed the whole theory test.