Hazard perception

Within this segment, you demonstrate your ability to recognize danger and you showcase that you know how to act in certain situations. In the hazard perception part you will be asked 25 questions of which you must answer at least 13 correctly. Each question presents a photograph, requiring you to make a decision regarding your action in the given scenario: brake, release the gas or do nothing.


For the knowledge component it is important that you are able to recognize and name the traffic rules. In this section, you will encounter 12 multiple-choice questions, requiring a minimum of 10 accurate answers. You will have a total of 7 minutes to answer the questions and you are permitted to navigate between the questions back and forth in case you would like to adjust an answer.


In the insight section, you demonstrate your capacity to implement traffic regulations and make the right decisions. For this part you will have 15 minutes to answer 28 questions. You must answer a minimum of 25 questions correctly to pass this section.

In order to pass the theory test, you must correctly answer at least 75% of the questions. If you do not pass the test on your first attempt, you can retake the test.

After you have passed the theory test, you can then proceed to the practical driving test, which will assess your skills behind the wheel. This test is also conducted at one of the CBR’s test centers, and includes both a driving test on public roads and an on-road test in a controlled environment.

Overall, the Dutch CBR theory test is an important step towards becoming a licensed driver in the Netherlands. By studying the official materials and practicing for the test, you can increase your chances of success and be well on your way to obtaining your driver’s license.

Now, in case circumstances don’t unfold as planned, you might wonder: can you extend the validity of your theory? Regrettably, the answer is no; you cannot prolong the validity to extend its duration. However, you are permitted to retake the theory exam starting three months before your current result expires. For instance, if your theory exam outcome expires on May 1st, you can retake the test from February 1st. 

To summarize, keep an eye on your theory’s expiration date and prevent the need to retake the exam route.

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