Driving license, theory exam changes: questions, time, mistakes

From Monday 20 December

Driving license, theory exam: change from Monday 20 December. It will be held in a reduced format: in fact, it will pass from 40 to 30 questions to be answered in a maximum time of 20 minutes (now it is 30 minutes) and up to three errors (currently there are 4). For the number of errors allowed in order to pass the exam, the ratio of 10% with respect to the quizzes will always be maintained. Indeed, on 9 December, the decree of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility was published in the Official Gazette, which contains some important changes for obtaining the A1, A2, A, B1, B and BE driving license.

AutoScout24 and Egaf editions simulated a test through a survey of 20 quizzes issued by the ministry (half of the current official exam of 40 questions) to users who have obtained the B driving license for over 5 years. Considering the ratio of a maximum of two errors to pass the test (10% compared to the quizzes), the result is surprising: even if it is not a complete rejection, given that users nationwide have answered correctly on average 16.4 questions out of 20, only less than 10% of Italians today would pass the exam fully. The values ​​rise to 15.2% for Piedmontese citizens and 13.3% for Apulians to reach the lowest among the Abruzzese (6.1%) and Friulians (6.7%). The most common mistakes include quizzes on signs, intersections and speed limits.

In 2020, according to the analysis conducted by AutoScout24 and Egaf editions, 424,752 citizens passed the driving test and obtained the B license, equal to 87.8% of all the people who took the quizzes. But the guide is only the final stage of the test; first it is necessary to overcome the theory, where the figure of suitable candidates stops at 70.2% (29.8% is not). Among the regions, the highest percentage of failing the theory is recorded in Lazio (36.3%), Liguria (31.1%) and Campania (31%), while the figure improves slightly in Emilia Romagna (27%) and Veneto (27.6%).