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The theory test and the practical driving test

The driving licence test consist of two different tests. Information about what you are assessed on during the theory test and the practical driving test can be found here.

In order to obtain a Swedish driving licence, you will need to take a knowledge theory test and a practical driving test. During the tests, you must prove that you have the required theoretical knowledge you need to be a safe driver. 

The theory test for B licence

The theory test measures whether you have the necessary theoretical knowledge to be a safe, eco-friendly driver. The test measures your knowledge in five different areas. You will find more information about each area on page 6 of the brochure Driving licence for a passenger car - B licence. The brochure can be found at the bottom of this page.

How the theory test works

The test consists of 70 questions, 65 of which count towards the final result. This is because there are five test evaluation questions and you will not be able to see which are the test evaluation questions. To pass the test, you must answer 52 questions correctly and you will have 50 minutes to complete the test.

The theory test begins with a video describing the testing procedure. You can see the video here before you arrive to your test. 

The driving test for B licence

When taking your driving test you will be required to prove that you can independently apply your theoretical knowledge to safe driving practices. In the test, you are assessed based on a number of areas of competence. You will find more information about each area on page 9-10 of the brochure Driving licence for a passenger car - B licence. The brochure can be found at the bottom of this page.

How the driving test works

The driving test begins with an explanation of the procedure and what the examiner will be assessing. If you do not understand Swedish, you are able to watch a video at the start of your test. You can also see the video here before you arrive to your driving test.

After the introductory you will be asked to perform a safety inspection. You will then be asked to drive for a minimum of 25 minutes in a variety of road conditions; for example urban and rural areas. The examiner will give you clear instructions on which route to follow. If a dangerous situation arises in which the examiner is required to intervene, you are still regarded as the driver of the vehicle and remain liable if something happens during the test.