The practical exam takes a total of 55 minutes and consists of the following steps:
You will meet the examiner for your practical exam at the CBR exam center. The examiner briefly explains how the exam will go and checks:
Your instructor will be present at the start and end interview. In most cases your instructor can ride along during the practical exam, except for when a second CBR employee is driving along, for example an examiner in training.
At the parking lot you do an eye test. You will be asked to read the license plate of a parked car about 25 meters away.
In preparation for the ride, the examiner can ask you a few questions about the car. This can be about checking the engine fluid or the lights on the dashboard.
The actual driving exam takes approximately 35 minutes. You partly drive independently to a specific destination, and partly following the instructions of the examiner. A main focus point is to observe whether you drive safely and independently. The actions are as learned during your driving lessons. The examiner also pays attention to, among other things, the control of the car, viewing behavior and giving right of way. This applies to all seven exam components below:
#1 – driving off
#2 – straight and curvy road sections
#3 – intersections
#4 – insert and exit
#5 – overtaking and changing lanes
#6 – special road sections
#7 – special operations
In that case you can apply for your driver’s license after the exam day at the city hall where you live.
The examiner will let you know what you will have to pay attention to, in order to pass your next practical exam. You can see this on the results form, together with your instructor. Start taking lessons again as soon as possible, to prepare for the re-exam. You can schedule your new exam 2 weeks after your last exam. This will be the same as the first exam.
If you have failed 4 times or more for your driving test within 5 years, you will have to do an adjusted exam.
The examiner can interrupt your driving test due to traffic-hazardous behavior. If this happens, you will be faced with a longer waiting time for your re-exam. You will be given 6 weeks in order to improve your driving skills.