Basingstoke

Learner drivers taking their test at Basingstoke test centre will likely have to put up with heavy traffic during busier hours of the day, on account of the centre’s close proximity to the M3. About ten minutes out from the town centre itself, Basingstoke test centre can be found on Sullivan Road off Brighton Way. If you’d like to get to know the centre itself before you head in for your practical, you’ll find everything you need in our test centre guide below. From directions to pass rates to test routes, we’ve got it all!


Address

Brighton Hill Centre Basingstoke Hampshire RG22 4LR

Tests Offered at Basingstoke

  • Car
  • ADI part 3

Parking

A car park is available at the test centre

Toilets

Male and female toilets are available

Disabled Access

Arrangements will be made at this test centre if you have a disability

Phone Number

0125 6462772

Check the book your driving test service for availability.

How To Get There

Learner drivers coming in from the centre of Basingstoke simply have to follow Winchester Road until they reach Brighton Way and turn onto Sullivan Road. If you’re not as conveniently located, you’ll be able to reach Basingstoke by using the A339, A33 or M3. If you’re not sure what your best route might be, you could let your sat nav do all of the thinking for you. Just use these directions and you’ll get there just fine!

A Bit More About Basingstoke

To say Basingstoke test centre comes with a mixed bag of road types and conditions would be an understatement. For starters, learners who fear roundabouts should probably brush up on them before heading in—there’s a roundabout right outside the centre, not to mention Brighton Hill Roundabout further up Winchester Road. There’s also a high volume of narrow roads close to the centre, complete with a few tricky junctions, that will take you onto slightly busier traffic systems as you move closer to the town centre.

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Basingstoke Test Route

As frustrating as it can be for learner drivers, the driving test is meant to be unpredictable—it needs to reflect what driving will be like when you’re a qualified driver. As such, you won’t be able to find the Basingstoke test route anywhere. It’s not the end of the world, though! You can still get an idea of which roads might feature on your test by watching videos of Basingstoke test routes on YouTube. Alternatively, you can download our sample Basingstoke driving test routes. If you’re currently taking lessons in the Basingstoke area, your driving instructor will make sure you’re more than familiar with the roads before you go in for your practical.

Basingstoke Test Pass Rates

There’s one thing that all learner drivers have in common—they are desperate to get their hands on driving test pass rates. It’s for that reason that we make sure to include them in all of our test centre guides. Learner drivers in the UK currently have a 45.8% chance of passing their driving test. If you’re looking for something more specific, you can look at Basingstoke’s pass rates from the last five years below…

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
45.0% 44.4% 43.1% 45.6% 50.5%

Pass rates at Basingstoke test centre have fluctuated above and below the national average in recent years, which isn’t too bad. If you’ve decided to bite the bullet here, we’d suggest not getting too hung up on pass rates. It’s your driving ability and performance on the day of your test that will determine whether you pass or not.

What If I Can’t Go To Basingstoke?

Basingstoke is one of the many test centres available in the Hampshire area. If you’ve decided to opt for a different centre, or you just need a backup, your closest options are Farnborough or Winchester.

What To Expect On The Day

So, your big day has finally arrived. Though it might seem intimidating, you’ll find some relief once you’ve seen what your test will actually involve in the passage below. Things are never quite as scary once you’re actually familiar with them. Before we crack on with that, however, there are a few things you need to know.

Firstly, you won’t be able to take the test without your provisional, so don’t forget it. Secondly, if you’re using your own car for the test, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got insurance covered. Lastly, try to get to Basingstoke test centre 10 minutes before your test is due to begin.

Your driving test will consist of:

  • 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

Your struggle will finally be at an end once you’ve parked back up at Basingstoke test centre. You’ll just have to wait a few minutes for the examiner to finish their marking. Once that’s over, however, you’ll get the final verdict. Any driving test faults you accumulated during your test will be listed on your feedback sheet or in the email you receive from the driving test app.

But What If I Fail?

We won’t sugarcoat it for you; failing your test is never easy to stomach. It can often feel like all of your hard work has gone down the drain. Fortunately, though, that is most definitely not the case. Now that you’re familiar with the format of the practical test, it won’t seem half as bad the next time around. If nerves are still an issue, a quick refresher course will help you regain your confidence.

If you’re looking to get back behind the wheel in the next few weeks, PassMeFast can help. Our fast-track tests take place months ahead of standard DVSA waiting times. To get booked in, give us a bell on 0333 123 4949 or contact us online.

Improve Your Chances With PassMeFast

Learner drivers in the Basingstoke area don’t have to worry about finding the perfect driving instructor—PassMeFast courses are available across the Hampshire area.That means you can learn with one of PassMeFast’s top ADIs and familiarise yourself with the road types around your chosen test centre. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve got a busy schedule—you get to choose how intensively you learn!

If you want to become a qualified driver as soon as possible, why not take one step closer to your goal today? Head over to our course prices page to look at PassMeFast’s range of crash course packages. Then, book online or have a chat with one of our sales team on 0333 123 4949.