Learners in the Exeter area will be pleased to hear that they have their very own local test centre to head to for the practical: Exeter test centre. If you’re taking your test here, you don’t want to go in completely blind. Instead, take some time to make your way through our essential guide below. We’ve got directions, pass rates and even a step-by-step guide to what happens in a driving test!


Thorverton Road Marsh Barton Exeter Devon EX2 8FS

Tests Offered at Exeter

  • Car
  • Motorcycle module 1
  • Motorcycle module 2
  • ADI part 2
  • ADI part 3


A car park is available at this centre


Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

You can get into the test centre in a wheelchair

Phone Number

0139 2829778

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

If you’ve not been taken around to Exeter test centre by your instructor just yet, or you want to have a look before your lessons, you can use these simple directions with a sat nav. (Don’t worry—you’ll know how to get there in no time at all!)

A Bit More About Exeter

If you’d like to balance out your knowledge of Exeter’s road types and features with some general information about the area, have a gander at the resources we’ve compiled:

Exeter Test Pass Rates

Curious about your chances of passing the driving test? We can’t give you a definitive answer. What we can give you, however, is a look at how other learners have done at Exeter test centre. Below, you’ll find the test centre’s pass rates from the last five years.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20
51.3% 50.6% 48.5% 49.2% 48.3%

What If I Can't Go To Exeter? 

If you’re not sure you want to take your practical at Exeter test centre anymore, or you’re just looking for a backup option to secure an earlier test date, here are your alternative nearby options:

What To Expect On The Day

If you’ve not had the chance to look into what happens on the day of your driving test, don’t worry, it’s pretty straightforward. All you’ve got to do is get to Exeter test centre 10 minutes before your test starts. You’ll need your provisional to hand as the examiner will ask to see it. Your test will then follow this basic format:

  • 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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