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What happens during the test
There are 5 parts to the approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test:
How long the test lasts
The test takes around one hour.
The eyesight test
You’ll have to read a number plate from a distance of:
You’ll fail the test if you do not pass the eyesight test. It will count as one of the 3 attempts you’re allowed at the ADI part 2 test.
‘Show me, tell me’ questions
You’ll be asked 5 vehicle safety questions known as the ‘show me, tell me’ questions. These test that you know how to carry out basic safety tasks.
You’ll be asked:
You’ll get a driving fault for each incorrect answer you give. You’ll get a serious fault and fail the test if you answer all 5 questions incorrectly, or if you lose control of the car while answering any of the ‘show me’ questions.
Your general driving ability
You’ll have to show the examiner all of the following:
Reversing your vehicle
The examiner will ask you to do 2 of the following exercises:
You’ll have to drive for about 20 minutes by following either:
The examiner will tell you which you have to do.
Following directions from a sat nav
The examiner will provide the sat nav and set it up for you.
You cannot follow directions from your own sat nav during the test.
Going off the route
Your test result will not be affected if you take a wrong turning, unless you make a fault while doing it.
The examiner will help you get back on the route if you do.
If you cannot see traffic signs
If you cannot see a traffic sign (for example, because it’s covered by trees), the examiner will give you directions until you can see the next one.
If you make mistakes during your test
You can carry on if you make a mistake. It might not affect your test result if it’s not serious.
Your driving examiner will direct you back to the driving test centre if the mistake you made means you’ve failed. The test will end early.
Faults and test result
There are 3 types of faults you can make:
You’ll pass your approved driving instructor (ADI) part 2 test if you make:
If you pass your test the examiner will:
You can then either:
If you do not pass
The examiner will tell you what faults you made.
You can take the test again if you fail at either your first or second attempt.
You have to pay again to book another test.
Failing the third attempt
You have to retake and pass the ADI part 1 test again if you fail the ADI part 2 test 3 times.
You have to wait 2 years from when you first passed the ADI part 1 test before you can take it again.
Appeal your ADI part 2 test
You can appeal if you think your examiner did not follow the regulations when they carried out your test.
Your test result cannot be changed, but you might get a free retest if your appeal is successful.
How to appeal
You have to appeal to a magistrate’s court or sheriff’s court.
You must appeal to a:
magistrate’s court within 6 months if you took your test in England or Wales
sheriff’s court within 21 days if you took your test in Scotland
When you pass your Theory Test you can proceed to Part Three
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