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Are you getting close to the practical test?
Are you getting close to the practical test?

Here are our five tips on how to best prepare for the big day!

Updated over a week ago

You have many kilometers of practice driving behind you. You have control over indicators, gears, roundabouts, parallell parking and overtaking, and the only thing left is the practical test. How do you best prepare for the big day?

The most important thing first - the practical test for class B passenger cars is divided into three parts:

Preparing the vehicle

This part includes, among other things, correct setting of the seat, steering wheel, headrest and mirrors. You must also know how to use the windscreen wipers, regulate the heat and the like.

Safety check

During the safety check, you are given randomly selected tasks. The tasks could be, for example:

  • Check that the parking lights, rear lights and number plate lights are working.

  • What is the correct tire size for this car?

The actual driving

This is the most extensive part of the test. Your driving route is determined in advance by the examiner, which also shows you where to drive along the way. Beyond this, you must solve the tasks you are given alone. Important aspects to pass the test are how you observe, adjust your speed, adapt to the traffic, how you use signs and how you position your car.

The test lasts between 65 and 75 minutes. During this time, you must show the examiner that you have mastered the aspects surrounding cars and driving, safety, and traveling in traffic - therefore it is important to meet prepared! Here are our five tips on how you can best prepare for the practical test.

  1. Refresh your theory knowledge

    Before you have a practical test, it may be a good idea to go through some theory questions, so that you feel more confident about the rules. If you know the theory well, you read the traffic more effectively and can make decisions faster and safer. In the second part of the test, you will be asked randomly selected questions about car safety checks, so it may be especially wise to look over these one more time. Remember that you can practice the theory in our app completely free of charge. Download the app here.

  2. Practice runs in different environments

    You don't know where you will be driving on the big day, so it might be a good idea to practice in different types of environments. Drive in the city, on the country road and on the motorway in the weeks before - then you are better prepared when the day comes, and you can feel confident that you can handle all types of traffic situations, regardless of where you have to drive during the practical test.

  3. Take the last driving lesson close to the test date

    There is currently a long waiting time for practical tests. If it takes too long between the time you finish the training and the time you start driving, it may be a good idea to take a refresher class close to the test date. Then you will have your driving skills fresh in your mind, and you will feel safer when you do the actual test.

  4. Use the warm-up lesson to prepare

    On the day of driving, you will start with a warm-up lesson together with your driving instructor. This lesson is used to get to know the car and to clarify questions related to the safety check of the vehicle. Also use the lesson to control the nerves that often come before the drive test - reduce stress and find peace in the car 🙏🏼.

  5. Have the practicalities in order before you show up

    Before you can start the test, you must pay for the issuance of a driver's license and a test fee. If you pay these online before you show up, you won't have to think about it on the day itself, and you'll save a few kroner. Also remember to bring valid identification. If you spend some time before the start-up day to remove such stressful moments, you can focus on what is most important, namely the practical test! Good luck!

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