ADI Part 1 Theory
What is the ADI theory test like?
It is made up of two parts:
- multiple choice part
- hazard perception
The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse. The hazard perception records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button. You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other you will fail the whole test, and you will need to take both parts again.
How it works?
You have to answer 100 questions about driving and then complete a hazard perception test.
The questions are in 4 bands:
1) Road procedure
2) Traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians, mechanical knowledge
3) Driving tests, disabilities, law
4) Publications, instructional techniques
There are over 1000 different questions that you need to practice.
You must score 85% (so 85 questions need answering correctly). You must also get 80% in at least each band to ensure your knowledge is broad enough. For example, you can get 100% in bands 1, 2 and 3 and 75% in band 4 and you’ll fail because you didn’t reach the minimum 80% level in band 4.
You have 90 minutes to complete this part of the test.
You can take the ADI test part 1 as many times as you like.
You need to score at least 20 in each band and 85 across all 4 bands.
As well as a score of 57 out of 75 in the hazard perception test, to pass and move on.
Hazard perception test
After the break you will then be shown a short tutorial video clip about how the hazard perception part works.
The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by clicking a button on the mouse. You’ll watch 14 video clips. There are 13 clips that contain one hazard and one clip that contains two hazards, which feature every day road scenes, in each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.
To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test; as on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard.The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 57 out of 75.
At the end of the test
At the end of the hazard perception part of the theory test you will be invited to answer a number of customer survey questions. You do not have to answer the questions if you do not want to, and any information given is anonymous and confidential. The survey questions do not affect the result of the test.
When you have finished the test you may leave the examination room. Once you have left the room, you will not be allowed to enter it again. You will then be given your result by the test centre staff.
How the Part 1 training works?
There is no need to pay anybody for part one training because you can learn everything you need to know for this yourself. Because you have unlimited attempts at ADI part 1 there’s not so much pressure for specialised training. Simply order the books and study at home.
Click here to see the training resources you need for part 1 and they are all available to buy on the ADI training resource store.
Click here to practice the ADI part 1 test for free. Then it’s on to ADI driving ability (part 2).