Practise traffic theory tests online for free on new mock test platform

Traffic Police will launch a mock theory test online on Friday. PHOTO: SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE

SINGAPORE - Passing traffic rules theory tests conducted by Singapore’s Traffic Police (TP) is a must before motorists are allowed on the road, and practising for the tests online is about to become more convenient.

The TP will launch mock theory tests online on Friday, granting all Singpass account holders free access to mock tests for both would-be drivers and motorcycle riders.

All Singapore citizens, permanent residents and foreigners with a Foreign Identification Number can apply for Singpass accounts.

The tests, which will be available from 6pm, can be taken in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. They will be accessible from the Singapore Police Force e-services page and the TP online learning portals.

Those who take the mock tests can attempt the timed assessment in simulated test conditions, with 50 multiple-choice questions set for 50 minutes as well as pop-up reminders when 10 minutes remain. Users will also be allowed to review their mock tests and learn the correct answers to questions answered wrongly.

Aspiring motorists must get at least 45 questions correct to pass each of the basic, final and riding theory tests. They can access the mock tests as often as they wish.

Previously, mock theory test questions were available online only on unofficial websites or mobile phone apps. Mock tests are also compiled in books by private publishers and can be taken at designated computer terminals at driving centres.

In Singapore, passing rates for the basic theory test, which is taken before learner motorists can take their practical lessons, vary by test centre.

First-time candidates at the ComfortDelGro Driving Centre fared the worst, with a 78.6 per cent pass rate in 2022. Those at the Bukit Batok Driving Centre achieved a 98.1 per cent passing rate, according to data from the Singapore Police Force.

All motorists, not just learners, can stay updated on road traffic rules and desirable behaviour on the roads with the mock test platform, said the TP.

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