Pass a theory test

When you feel confident that you know all of the information in the NT Road Users Handbook, you can sit your driver theory test to get your learner licence. This is called a driver knowledge test.

To check if you are ready for your driver knowledge test take the practice driver knowledge test for learner drivers, or you can review all of the questions that you may be asked by viewing the driver knowledge questions for learner drivers (2.5 mb).

About the test

It is a computer-based test on the road rules in the Northern Territory (NT).

The test has 30 multiple choice questions. The questions are selected at random from a pool of more than 300 questions.

You will need to get at least 26 out of 30 questions correct to pass.

You may take a test at any MVR office up to one hour before the office closes.

You do not need to book a time, unless you need an interpreter or have difficulty reading or writing.

If you have difficulty reading and writing

Verbal theory tests are available at some MVR offices to people who are not confident with their reading or writing. 

The test is also available if you have difficulty understanding English.

Payment must be made at the time of booking at an MVR office.

Ask MVR staff if you need an interpreter. 

How to take a test

To take a test you should follow these steps: 

Step 1. Submit your completed licence application form at the MVR office.

L1 Licence application form (324.2 kb) 

Step 2. Provide evidence of your ID and residency.

Step 3. Pay the theory test fee before you can begin.

If you pass and you don't want to immediately apply for your licence, the result will remain valid for 12 months.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017