Latest DfT statistics for April 2020 – March 2021 show a 3% increase in first-time pass rate

An interesting fact of the lockdowns is that for the first time in a very long time the “first time pass rate” nationally increased to 51%.  This means that for the first time in several years, more people passed their driving test on the first attempt than any other number of attempts.

Historically, it has always been the case that more people pass on their SECOND attempt than any other.  Data (DRT 1202) shows from 2007-2019, 43-47% pass first time. Year in, year out, this data shown in DRT 02-DRT 0202  people are more likely to pass on their second driving test attempt than on their first.

Tom Ingram (Owner of BIG TOM) says:
“I’m pleased to announce this added benefit today. Once again, BIG TOM is seen to be listening to customer feedback. We will do everything we can to help our customers pass their driving test on the first attempt, but the historical facts do show that on average, anyone taking a driving test in the UK is more likely to pass on their second attempt. BIG TOM is pleased that our customers no longer have to pay seperately for a second attempt to the DVSA – it comes as an all inclusive benefit, subject to being “authorised for test”

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