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Top 5 Theory Test Apps

Revising for your theory test doesn’t need to be boring. There are many apps available to make the process fun and enjoyable. We’ve put together a list of the Top 5 Theory Apps to help get you started!

by Jessica Cory

So, it’s time to start prepping to tackle the theory test? The DVSA recommends 20 hours of revision for your theory test – sounds boring, right? Nowadays, revision can be much more fun than memorising the Highway Code front to back. Try a few of these until you find a way that suits you.

There are tons of apps out there to help you to revise for you theory test. They can be useful for anything from learning the signs to taking mock tests. This could be a cost-effective way of revising as many apps have free versions, with the option of upgrading to the full paid version.

1. Official DVSA App

This app has pretty much everything you need to prepare yourself for your theory test. As it’s the official kit, you know you can trust it to be accurate. It contains very single theory test question, an official copy of the Highway Code, and 20 realistic hazard perception tests. The app is £4.99, with no free version available, but it’s definitely worth it!

Pros: It’s official – so it’s going to be accurate! It has everything you need to prepare yourself, and the tests are just like the real deal.

Cons: As there’s no free version to try, you need to pay £4.99 without testing it first.

2. Driving Theory Test 4-in-1 Kit

This app may seem a little bit out-dated at first glance, its graphics aren’t exactly easy on the eye and the layout is a bit basic. But don’t let that put you off! The free version has nearly everything you need to get ready for your theory test. It’s got the entire Highway Code, separated into categories, for revision. It’s also got realistic practice Theory tests, which has the same features as the real deal. For £4.99, you can download the full app to unlock more questions, try mock test hazard perceptions and play games & quizzes.

Pros: The free app has a ton of material to help you pass your test – including practice theory questions & hazard perceptions. The paid version has absolutely everything you need to prepare for your test.

Cons: The app isn’t great to look at, and there are occasional pop-up ads.

3. Theory Test Genius UK

This app is super simple and runs well. It has different levels of questions, so you can start with the easy ones and work your way up until you’re ready to take a practice test. The best thing about the app is the challenge bank! If you get a question wrong, it goes into the challenge bank, so you can work on your weaker spots.

Pros: There’s not an overwhelming amount of information. The stages of difficulty set up is great for those just starting out. The challenge bank means that you can nail those tougher questions.

Cons: There’s no hazard perception practice. This app also can’t stand on its own as there’s no Highway Code element to study, only practice questions.

4. UK Road Signs

Need help working out the difference between the ‘no waiting’ sign and the ‘no stopping’ sign? The UK Road Signs app is for you! The app has every road sign you could possibly need to know, separated into categories for easy learning. There’s also a quiz section to test your knowledge.

Pros: It’s great for learning your road signs alongside other theory practice!

Cons: ADS! An ad pops up every time you click on a new category, which can be a little bit annoying. You can close them immediately, though.

5. Theory Test 2018 – Brain Hack

Brain Hack’s Theory Test app has a nice, simple layout. It’s got a lot of practice questions separated into categories. There are plenty of different categories, meaning that you can really drill down on areas you’re finding difficult. You can also take a mock test when you feel ready! We love the app’s explanations – if you say “I don’t know” or get the question wrong, it gives you a full explanation. The app is truly unique because it uses The Spacing Effect – it will show you questions on just the right day to make sure they go into your memory.

Pros: The app’s clever use of The Spacing Effect, and the notifications it sends you, make sure you’re learning in a way that’s more likely to resonate in your long-term memory.

Cons: The mock test isn’t entirely realistic – it’s not timed, and it is interrupted by ads every now and again.

To help you with your practical driving test, why not check out our Learner Driver Insurance? You’ll be able to practice your driving skills in a friend or family members car!

Jessica Cory

Hey! I'm Jessica, a Marketing Intern here at Veygo! 😊

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