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Driving theory test - nervous for the test

Many learners fail in their driving test because they get nervous and stressed out on their test day. Nearly everyone gets nervous about taking their driving test, no matter how well prepared they are. It has been observed that people who are usually cool and calm, they also get worried as the day of their driving theory test day gets nearer and their nervousness gets worse.

The online theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple choice part and the hazard perception part. If you pass one part and fail the other you'll fail the whole online test, and you'll need to take both parts again. Once you have passed the online theory test you can then apply to take your practical driving test.

How to prepare for hazard perception test -

Hazard perception test is not difficult at all, most of the learner drivers fail in this part of the test only because they do not understand the examination process.

So make sure you understand how would be tested in this part of the test.
People get nervous about taking their test because:

  • Pressure from friends/family
  • Fear of failure
  • Self-doubts and lack of confidence in your driving
  • Lack of preparation
  • Previous test failure(s)

Things to remember while appearing for the test :

  • Practice and practice and practice - The main reason of failure in a test is lack of preparation and practice. So don't rush into taking your driving test unless and until you're properly prepared and confident about your preparation.
  • Before appearing for the test at least once have a mock driving test with your driving instructor.
  • Avoid listening to 'failure stories'. This would make you more nervous. Just focus on your performance.
  • Think positive about your driving test. Thinking can build an actual difference to overcoming driving test nerves
  • It's ok if you make mistake - Your mistake could be minor driving fault, wont necessary fail you in test. If you make a mistake, keep calm and focus on your driving.
  • Believe in yourself - Be confident in your own abilities.
  • Don't panic - Say to yourself in your head 'I CAN do this test'.
  • Don't take medicines to calm your nerves.
  • One day before your test get a good rest.
  • Don't drink too much coffee, tea and fizzy drinks; the caffeine will 'hype' you and make your thinking less clear.
  • Taking test in the early morning will give you less time to worry about it.
  • Do not spread the news - Don't tell your friends and other people that you've booked your driving test. This will build the extra stress of trying to live up to your friends and others expectations. Letting your parents know will do as they will give you all the support you want.
  • Revise in mind - Perform coordinated tasks by imagining doing them, by practicing in your head.
  • Perspective - Overall, remember that although exams are important, they are not the be all and end all. You can always re-take the test.

Be a safe and responsible driver.

We wish you good luck in your DSA theory test and practical driving test !


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