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What is the easiest way to pass your theory test?

The easiest way to pass your theory test is to follow the steps in our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT). 

How many questions do I need to pass my Theory Test?

You need to score 90% (45 questions correct out of 50) to pass your theory test  This is true for the Basic Theory Test (BTT), Final Theory Test (FTT), and Riding Theory Test (RTT).

Is it normal to fail theory test?

Yes, it is normal to fail the theory test. You can refer to our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT) to get ideas on how to prepare for BTT, FTT or RTT.

Can you pass your theory without revising?

Yes, you can pass your theory test without revising.  That is if you are already familiar with the topics involved. It is recommended to go through the official material.

You can refer to our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT) to get ideas on how to prepare for BTT, FTT, RTT, or any other theory test.

Can I drive right after passing my test?

You can drive right after passing your test, depending on the type of license you are going for. You may or may not need additional steps, to be able to request for the license you are going for.

Please refer to the image at the "About The Real Exam" section in the page of the test you are going for: Basic Theory Test (BTT), Final Theory Test (FTT), Riding Theory Test (RTT). It shows the steps towards the license based on type.

Can I drive immediately after passing my test?

You can drive right immediately passing your test, depending on the type of license you are going for. You may or may not need additional steps, to be able to request for the license you are going for.

Please refer to the image at the "About The Real Exam" section in the page of the test you are going for: Basic Theory Test (BTT), Final Theory Test (FTT), Riding Theory Test (RTT). It shows the steps towards the license based on type.

How do I pass the driving theory test in Singapore?

You can pass the driving theory test in Singapore by reviewing the official book provided by the Traffic Police, and doing practice tests.  We have included all the information you need on our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT).

 

You can also find useful information at the Getting a Driving Licence & Learner Driver Rules in Singapore page.

What do I do after I pass my theory test?

After passing your theory test, what you do after that depends on the type of license you are going for. You may or may not need additional steps, to be able to request for the license you are going for.

Please refer to the image at the "About The Real Exam" section in the page of the test you are going for: Basic Theory Test (BTT), Final Theory Test (FTT), Riding Theory Test (RTT). It shows the steps towards the license based on type.

What is the difference between BTT and FTT?

The difference between BTT and FTT is below.

  • BTT (Basic Theory Test) is needed for both car and motorcycle licenses
  • FTT (Final Theory Test) is needed only for car licenses.

Can I drive with a provisional license?

Yes, you can drive with a provisional license, provided that you are with a qualified driver present to supervise you. It is not allowed otherwise.

Is theory test easy?

Yes, the theory test is easy.  That is, if you prepared for them. You can refer to our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT) to get ideas on how to prepare for BTT, FTT, RTT, or any other theory test.

Which is harder theory or practical?

It depends on the person which one is harder, theory or practical. Those who are quite new to driving on the road, might find the practical test harder. Those who are somehow already familiar with driving on the road, might find the theory tests harder.

What questions are in the theory test 2023?

The questions in the theory test 2023, are found on the official handbooks (which contains everything you need to know to pass the test).

You can get the official handbook from the Police website. As mentioned in the Police website, follow the steps below.

  • Please visit https://www.police.gov.sg/Advisories/Traffic/Traffic-Matters
  • Under the heading "I'd like to know", select Online Learning Portal, scroll down and select the Theory Handbook you need (as of this writing, these Handbooks are found there: BTT, FTT, and RTT).¬† The softcopy versions are available in PDF format and you may print out the hardcopy versions if preferred.

There currently is a Basic Theory of Driving PDF file from the Traffic Police at this page below.  However, it is advisable to follow the instructions above, to make sure you get the latest version.

Basic Theory of Driving

How many times can you take your theory test?

You can take your theory test as many times as you need.

Why do so many people fail theory test?

There are many possible reasons why people fail theory tests. Being unprepared is one. Being too worried during the test day will also disturb the person. Being too tired and/or sleepy during the test day can also help make the test-taking difficult.

You can refer to our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT) to get ideas on how to prepare for BTT, FTT, RTT, or any other theory test.

How do I pass my theory test 2023?

You can pass your theory test 2023, by following the steps in our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT).  Those pages give ideas on how to prepare for BTT, FTT, RTT, or any other theory test.

What should I do the night before my theory test?

The night before your theory test, sleep well and enough.

You can refer to our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT) to get ideas on how to prepare for BTT, FTT, RTT, or any other theory test.

What books should I read for driving theory test?

The books you should read for driving theory test, are the official Police handbooks.  They contain everything you need to know to pass the test.

You can get the official handbooks from the Police website. As mentioned in the Police website, follow the steps below.

  • Please visit https://www.police.gov.sg/Advisories/Traffic/Traffic-Matters
  • Under the heading "I'd like to know", select Online Learning Portal, scroll down and select the Theory Handbook you need (as of this writing, these Handbooks are found there: BTT, FTT, and RTT).¬† The softcopy versions are available in PDF format and you may print out the hardcopy versions if preferred.

What questions are on a driving theory test?

The questions on a driving theory test are based on the official Police handbooks.  Those handbooks contain everything you need to know to pass the test.

You can get the official handbooks from the Police website. As mentioned in the Police website, follow the steps below.

  • Please visit https://www.police.gov.sg/Advisories/Traffic/Traffic-Matters
  • Under the heading "I'd like to know", select Online Learning Portal, scroll down and select the Theory Handbook you need (as of this writing, these Handbooks are found there: BTT, FTT, and RTT).¬† The softcopy versions are available in PDF format and you may print out the hardcopy versions if preferred.

Can I drive while waiting for Qdl?

It is not clear if you can or cannot drive while waiting for Qdl.  

If you are just waiting for the driving license card to arrive by mail (which will be around 7 days), it might be better for you to just wait for it before driving.

 

The traffic police website says in their Qualified Driving Licence page,

"Please note that if you do not apply and make successful payment for your QDL online, you will not be allowed to drive or ride."

"Once you have applied and make successful payment for your QDL online, your photo card driving licence will be mailed to you via registered post within 7 working days. Please note that if you do not apply and make successful payment for your QDL online, you will not be allowed to drive or ride. Do note that driving or riding without a valid driving licence is a serious offence and offenders will be prosecuted in Court."

How many questions is the driving theory test?

The Driving Theory Test has 50 multiple choice questions.  That is true for BTT, FTT, and RTT.  The test for the e-scooter has 30 questions and e-bike has 40 questions.

How much does a driving license cost in Singapore?

The driving license cost in Singapore is discussed in the page below.

The Cost of Getting a Driving Licence in Singapore

How many lessons do you need to pass your driving test?

For the driving theory test, you need about 4 lessons, depending on which driving center you do it on. For the practical driving test, you need about 20 to 25 lessons.

Is the theory test the same for manual and automatic?

Yes, the theory test is the same for manual and automatic. There are 2 tests involved - Basic Theory Test, and Final Theory Test.  They apply to both the manual and automatic car license type.

Can I drive with provisional license?

Yes, you can drive with a provisional license, provided that you are with a qualified driver present to supervise you. It is not allowed otherwise.

How long does it take to get a provisional license?

It doesnt take long to get a provisional license.  You can apply for it as soon as you pass the Basic Theory Test.

How long is Singapore driving test?

The Singapore driving test on Basic Theory Test (BTT), Final Theory Test (FTT), and Riding Theory Test (RTT) lasts 50 minutes. The Singapore practical driving tests lasts about 45 minutes.

 

The Singapore driving test on e-scooter lasts 30 minutes, while the one on e-bike lasts 40 minutes.

How many driving lessons do you need before test Singapore?

Before taking your Singapore theory test, you need about 4 lessons (which is optional), depending on which driving center you do it on. Before taking your Singapore practical driving test, you need about 20 to 25 lessons.

Can I pass the driving test without lessons?

Yes, you can pass your driving test without lessons.  This is true whether you are referring to the theory tests, or the practical test.

 

If you are referring to Singapore' driving theory tests, you can pass your theory test without lessons if you are already familiar with the topics involved. It is recommended to go through the official material.

 

You can refer to our How To Pass Your Test pages  (How To Pass BTT, How To Pass FTT, and How To Pass RTT) to get ideas on how to prepare for BTT, FTT, RTT, or any other theory test.

 

If you are referring to Singapore's practical driving tests, you can pass without lessons.  However, you will have better chances if you do lessons with a driving instructor.

 

The Can You Pass The Driving Test Without Lessons page share more information about passing the practical driving test without lessons.

 

 

I want to prepare for the BTT and FTT myself without additional learning resources. Where can I get more information about doing this?

The ComfortDelGro Driving Centre has a nice page for this.¬† You can view it at PRIVATE ACCOUNT ‚Äď BTT + FTT + SIMULATOR + PT.

Do you any additional information about getting a driving licence in Singapore?

In addition to the theory test pages we have (under Practice Tests in the menu), there are also very nice information on this page below.

Getting a Driving Licence & Learner Driver Rules in Singapore

 

There are also nice information at 5 Tips to Geta Driving Licence in Singapore.

I wish to get more information about foreign licence conversion. Do you know any place where I can find more information about it?
Where can I obtain a digital copy of the theory handbook?

You can get the official handbooks from the Police website. As mentioned in the Police website, follow the steps below.

  • Please visit https://www.police.gov.sg/Advisories/Traffic/Traffic-Matters
  • Under the heading "I'd like to know", select Online Learning Portal, scroll down and select the Theory Handbook you need (as of this writing, these Handbooks are found there: BTT, FTT, and RTT).¬† The softcopy versions are available in PDF format and you may print out the hardcopy versions if preferred.

A page from the Singapore Safety Driving Centre Ltd describes also Where can I obtain a digital copy of the theory handbook?.

Where can I find nice videos that can help me in my driving theory test preparations?

You can try search at Youtube.

 

Below is a nice video related to Basic Theory Test.

Can We Still Answer Basic Theory Test (BTT) Questions?

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