Driver Theory Test | Ireland

The Driver Theory Test was introduced in the summer of 2001 and must be passed before you apply for your first Provisional Licence.


The test is a multiple choice exam, taken on a computer with a pass mark of 35 out of 40 questions. The scope of the questions is not as extensive as in the U.K. because there are many more variations in road signs in the U.K. compared with the Republic of Ireland.


Booking can be done on the phone at Locall 1890 606106 for English language or 1890 606806 for the Irish language. You will usually be offered a test appointment within 14 days or so.


In order not to waste time you need to buy the CD-Rom or the Theory Test Book to study the questions before booking your test. It is not that difficult, providing you do some adequate study; and if you are really well organised you should be able to go straight to your local Motor Tax Office after passing the theory test and have your provisional licence within a few days.


The Official Driver Theory Test- Third Edition book of questions and CD-Rom are available from booksellers, price €17.99 each or postal delivery by calling 1890 606106, price €17.99 (+p&p)


Apply For The Driver Theory Test Service Website.



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