The practical driving test (riding test) takes 65 minutes and consists of two parts, one skills test and one proficiency test in traffic (traffic test).
You will not be able to authorise the driving school to book a test session until you are ready to take the traffic test. You take both parts of the practical driving test in a single session on the same day.
You are the driver, and you are responsible for what is done during the test. You need to solve the tasks independently, both when it comes to riding and the other tasks you are given. The manner in which you solve the tasks will, to the extent that this is possible, be assessed as a whole for each of the two parts.
When you arrive for the test, you will have to present valid proof of identity. You can pay for the test in advance on Your Page, or over the counter before the test. Paying online is cheaper.
The motorcycle you ride during the test must be approved as a test vehicle by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration. You must provide a motorcycle for the test yourself. Most candidates rent a motorcycle from a driving school.
Part 1: Skills test
The test consists of a safety check test and a check of the motorcycle before you proceed to the skills test on a test range.
You begin with the safety check where you are given one practical task and one theory-based question. You may be asked, for example, to check the lights, brakes or warning lamps. In addition you will be asked to explain what the cause or consequence might be if something is wrong with the motorcycle.
The skills test consists of five tasks to be solved on the test range:
- Balancing and slow-speed riding
- Turning skills
- Effective braking
- Avoidance manoeuvres
- Braking in a turn
Part 2: Traffic test – test of proficiency in traffic
During the traffic test you follow a pre-planned route with varied road and traffic conditions. Your examiner will provide you with directions as you go.
After the test
As soon as the test is over, you will be told whether you passed or not. You will be given a written statement to keep, explaining the decision made. The driving examiner will assess
- whether you have reached the goals to the extent that you can now practise on your own
- whether you have adequate vehicle control and are able to avoid unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle
- whether you are observant of the road and traffic situation around you
- whether you drive in a manner that is predictable, safe and promotes efficient traffic flow
- whether you plan ahead as you drive, take the needs of others into consideration and seek efficient interaction with other road users.