Arbroath is the largest town in the Angus area and rests on the North Sea coast. If you live in or around this area, it will probably be your most convenient test centre option. You won’t have to struggle to find the Arbroath test centre, as it shares space with the local Asda Supermarket in Westway Retail Park. Its close vicinity to the A92 makes it accessible for locals and visitors alike.

If you’re heading here, be sure to give our guide below a quick read. We’ve compiled all the important information that you should know before your test day, including directions, pass rates and much more!


Asda Supermarket, Westway Retail Park Dundee Rd Arbroath Angus DD11 2NQ

Tests Offered at Arbroath

  • Car


Parking spaces are available


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Getting to Arbroath test centre for the first time doesn’t have to be a trial by fire or a headache-inducing ordeal. Buy yourself a sat nav and use it to follow these directions. Once you’ve been around the area a few times, you can challenge yourself by heading to Arbroath without any help!

A Bit More About Arbroath

As you can imagine, it gets pretty busy around the Arbroath test centre due to the high volume of locals heading to the Asda on a daily basis. As a result, it doesn’t really matter when your test is, as you’ll likely be facing steady streams of traffic. All this really means is that your clutch control skills will need to be on point!

You’ll be guided away from the Asda through the town of Arbroath, where the examiner will be carefully monitoring your hazard perception skills. They’ll also be watching to see how well you adapt to the transition between different speed systems—taking you away from the town centre and towards busier roads like the A92.

As you’re probably aware, you’ll need to demonstrate one of the manoeuvres during your test. Where you do this will depend on the examiner—they might pick one of the local car parks in Arbroath, or take you to an area like Carnoustie.

Looking for more general information? Check out these resources:

Arbroath Test Pass Rates

Before we get into the nitty gritty, we’d first like to emphasise that you shouldn’t take pass rates too seriously. It doesn’t matter how high a test centre’s pass rates are, they’re not a guarantee that you’ll pass. Your chances of success are completely dependent on how well you perform on the day.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can proceed onto the fun stuff! Did you know, for example, that learners in the UK have a 45.9% chance of passing their test? Learners heading to Arbroath seem to fare much better than this, however, as you can see in the table below...

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
58.7% 59.7% 63.8% 64.7% 69.4%

What If I Can't Go To Arbroath? 

Though Arbroath might be the most convenient option for you, especially if you’re a local, it doesn’t mean that you have to go there. There are plenty of other options in the county of Angus and beyond, including:

What To Expect On The Day

So, you’re finally finished with your driving lessons. Allow us to give you a virtual round of applause! It’s a great achievement to reach this point, so you should be very proud of yourself. All you’ve got left to do is impress your driving examiner and fly through the driving test. It might not sound easy, but if you’ve gotten this far, it’s definitely doable!

In terms of preparation, all you’ve really got to do is show up at Arbroath ten minutes early with your provisional. After meeting with your examiner, and signing a form, you’ll get down to business almost immediately.

The driving test will follow this structure:

  • An eyesight test, where you’ll need to read a number plate from a distance of 20 metres
  • Two “show me, tell me” questions covering vehicle safety and maintenance
  • Twenty minutes of general driving, where you’ll be guided by the examiner, and will also need to perform one of the following manoeuvres:
  • Twenty minutes of independent driving, during which you’ll either follow sat nav directions or sign posts to reach a set destination

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