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Passing your Basic Theory Test is the first step in getting your driving license in Singapore. Specifically we are referring to motor cars Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA.
Note: Class 3C / Class 3CA are new licenses issued by the Traffic Police effective 1st June 2015.
To make things simpler, regardless of any type of Class 3 you’ll have to clear your Basic Theory Test and Final Theory Test thought your Practical Driving Test differs with regards to the requirements of the type of Class 3 license you are taking.
No matter if you’re opting for Manual or Auto (Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA licenses), the Basic Theory Test (Exam) is held in various driving schools.
Note: You may join as a school student for your basic theory test at CDC even if you intend to work with private driving instructors later. Actually we suggest you to register with the school if you are getting ready for your Basic Theory Test.
Being a student, you can actually take more mock (simulated) basic theory test tests 2-3 hours prior to the actual exam. This will greatly assist you in clearing your Basic Theory Test.
What to cover / learn in Basic Theory Test / Exam?
We highly recommend you buy the Basic Theory of Driving – The Official Handbook from the school ( it comes as a package with the Final Theory Test handbook) when you book for your Basic Theory Test.
Introduction to driving (in Singapore), different classes of driving licenses
Singapore Road Signs and Signals (you literally have to memorise all these)
Singapore Traffic Rules and Regulations (again just pure memorisation)
Code of Conduct on the road
Parts and Control of A Car (Basic)
And other nitty gritty details which we will not cover here.
After you clear your Basic Theory Test (you will get your results right away with a print out), your Basic Theory Test “Pass Results” stays with you for a lifetime.
This suggests, you can actually proceed to do the next 2 steps (together if you want)
1. Get a Provisional Driving License (PDL) – this enables you to learn practical lessons on the roads with a certified driving instructor. Without this PDL, you cannot book for your driving lessons
2. Book your Final Theory Test date. You definitely need to clear your Basic Theory Test Date before booking for your Final Theory Test Date.
We will help you clear your Basic Theory Test (BTT) effortlessly.
After working on the Basic Theory Test (BTT) and Final Theory Test (FTT) for couple of months, we are proud with what we have put together and confident that we offer the most accurate information.
If you are thinking of getting a driving license, sign up with us and get started to work on your BTT test.