You take the practical driving test at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. You must authorise the driving school to book the test session for you.
You are the driver, and you are responsible for what is done during the test.
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 test consists of several parts or tasks. You must solve all tasks without assistance, including the driving itself. The way you solve the tasks will be assessed as a whole, to the extent that this is possible.
The result will be determined when you have completed the test. As soon as the test is over, you will be told whether or not you passed. You will be given a written statement, explaining the decision made.
The car you use for your practical driving test must be approved as a test vehicle by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and rented from a driving school.
What the test comprises
- You will be driving for 55-60 minutes, under varying road and traffic conditions.
- The route you drive will have been determined in advance. Your route is selected by a computer.
- You will get a safety check question/task before the driving begins.
- How you prepare yourself and the car for the drive, and how you park afterwards, are also parts of the test.
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.
Tasks you will be given while you drive
You will be given directions in good time as to where to drive, and most of the time you will be asked to drive towards destinations in the form of place names for which you will find direction signs along the way. You may be asked to turn around, park and reverse.
The driving examiner’s assessment
The driving examiner will assess whether you have reached the goals to the extent that you can now practise on your own.
- Emphasis will be placed on how well you handle the car and whether you drive comfortably and efficiently.
- At the same time you must be able to pay attention to the road and traffic situation around you.
- Your driving must be predictable and safe and promote efficient traffic flow.
- You must plan ahead as you drive, be considerate of the needs of others and seek efficient interaction with other road users.