The Theory Test
Getting Started On Your Driver Theory Test
The first part of preparing for your Driver Theory Test is to apply to the Driver Theory Test Centre. The Driver Theory Test is an examination which would assess your theoretical knowledge of the rules of the road. The test is completely computerized. The areas which the exam will cover include the different rules of the road, perception of risks, eco-driving, hazard awareness, and good driving behaviour. If you want to find out what questions might possibly come out in the exam, you can pick out an Official Driving Theory Test from any reputable bookstore. A CD-Rom is also available if you want to go paperless.
To book your Driving Theory Test, there are three ways that you can do so:
Through the Internet
You can book your Driving Theory Test online through this website:
The link will lead you to a secure website and you can access the website seven days a week and 24 hours a day.
If it is more convenient for you to arrange your Driving Theory Test through the phone, then you can call this number: 1890 606 106 (Lo-call rate). You will be directed to a service representative who can help you book your test and give you a confirmation on the date of your test.
You can also text the number 1890 616 216.
When you call or text the following numbers, please have your credit card or laser card with you and have your PPS number ready.
Also, if you are taking the Driving Theory Test for C (Bus) and D (Truck), also have your driving licence number available when you call or text the mentioned numbers.
If you want to apply for your Driving Theory Test by mail, then download the postal application form by clicking on this link:
You may also retrieve the same application form from any of the Driver Theory Test Centres and Motor Taxation Offices.
Once you have finished filling up the entire application form, you can mail this address: Driver Theory Test, PO Box 788, Togher, Cork. When sending out your application form, do not mistake Driver Theory Test for Driver Theory Test Centre.
If you want to apply for a learner permit, send out the postal applications to the Motor Taxation Office in your local city or country of residence. You may also visit www.transport.ie for more information with regards to applying for a learner permit.
Upon receipt of your application form, you will be made aware of the date, location and time of your test ahead of time. You can contact the call centre using the phone number above if you should need to reschedule your test.
Once your application gets to the test centre, all of the documents you sent in will be inspected. You will have to ensure that you had a valid ID that has your photo. Examples of valid photo IDs that you can use to confirm your identity include passports, student identity cards, and Garda identity card.