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RSA Driver Theory Test

Here you will find information on how to prepare for and pass your Driver Theory Test.

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Helpful official study materials, how to find a theory test centre and book a theory test.

Test Road Signs

Road signs and markings that you need to know on the day of your driving test.

Driving Test Q&A

Questions you may be asked on the day of your driving test.

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How to complete and pass a learner driver theory test

Before applying for a first Irish driving learner permit, applicants must complete and pass a learner driver theory test. You can take this computer-based test in any of the 40 Test Centre locations around Ireland. Here are some useful links to the official Road Safety Authority (RSA) Driver Theory Test (DTT) website:

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Theory Test Centres

In the Republic of Ireland, there are more than forty Driver Theory Test Centre locations spread across the country. When you book your test, you have the flexibility to select a Test Centre that is most convenient for you. Keep in mind that available appointment times might differ between Test Centres. However, during the booking process, you’ll have the opportunity to choose your preferred Test Centre and view its current appointment times.

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Book Your Theory Test

Applying and paying for your driver theory test is a straightforward process that offers multiple options. You can conveniently apply and pay online, or if you prefer, you can obtain the application form (pdf) from the testing service and NDLS (National Driver Licence Service) centers.

Booking a test can be done in various ways: online, by phone, or through postal service.

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Study Materials

For the best chance of success, we highly recommend utilizing the official DTT Learning App to pass your theory test on the first attempt! This comprehensive Driver Theory Test learning app provides unlimited access to the official learning material, while also monitoring your progress as you study. Moreover, you’ll have the opportunity to take Official Driver Theory Test sample tests, ensuring you are fully prepared and confident when the day of your theory test arrives. More information about the app and other revision materials can be found here:

Motorcycle Driving Licence Categories

Once you decide to ‘upgrade’ your license to drive the heavier types of motorbike, you can follow a progression module, or training course, of the ‘initial basic training’ on the heavier type of motorbike.

Category AM

✓ Motorcycles not exceeding:
50 cc e.g. Mopeds 
✓ Minimum age 16
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 1, 2, 3 & 4
✓ Total 16 hours
✓ Training Moped Not Provided

Category A1

✓ Motorcycles not exceeding:
125 cc not exceding 11 kW 
✓ Minimum age 16
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 1, 2, 3 & 4
✓ Total 16 hours
Training Motorcycle Provided

Category A2

✓ Motorcycles no less than:
395 cc from 25KW to 35KW
✓ Minimum age 18 
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 1, 3 & 5
✓ Total 18 hours
Training Motorcycle Provided

Category A

✓ Motorcycles no less than:
395 cc no less than 50 kW 
✓ Minimum age 24
✓ IBT Training required: Modules 1, 3 & 5
✓ Total 16 hours
Training Motorcycle Provided

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