What is the document needed on the actual day of practical test?

Document to bring along on the actual test day

Identity Card

For Singapore Citizen & Permanent Resident


For Foreigners

Passport-size Photograph

One recent
Passport-size photograph.
It is need for the application
of the new driving licence.

Provisional Driving Licence

A copy of provisional driving licence.
Log in Traffic Police E-services to
screenshot of copy of your PDL.

Existing Licence

For existing class 2B, 2A or 2 licence holder. To update your existing licence to class 3/3A. 

What is the ideal time slot for practical test?

Book a time slot that's more comfortable for you to drive at. If your lessons are always at the same time, book an the test session at that time so you can get used to the traffic. Every session lasts 45 minutes. If you've never driven in bus lanes, rush hour, or at night, don't schedule your test during those times. Most people recommend doing it outside of bus lanes and rush hours so that traffic will be better.

Time to Avoid

Monday to Friday:
7:30am to 9:30am
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Normal Bus Lanes
Operating Time &
Night Session

Best 3 Slots

Session 4:
11:00am - 11:44am
Session 5:
11:45am - 12.30pm
Session 6:
13:40pm - 14:25pm

Ideal Timing

11:45am to 12:30pm
This timing overlaps lunch time, which may be the best time because the circuit may have less traffic due to the lunch time shift.

What happens on the actual driving test day?

If you make a mistake, don't panic; don't give up or sigh; just proceed with caution and calm. Give yourself a chance to prove your performance.

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Warm-up Practical Session

You will requested to attend the warm-up practical session with your instructor before the test. The session will last 1 hour and 30 minutes and will be divided into circuit and road practise. It is more like a refresher practice prior to the actual test.


Short Break

After that your driving instructor will get his car ready for practical driving test. You will have about 30min break before the test.


Random Tester

A random tester and test route will be assigned to you. You will be required to show him your ID or passport. He will then fill in your details on your driving test assessment checklist.


The Actual Test Begins

The driving test will start with the circuit courses, then proceed to the public road. You will be required to apply the emergency brake on the circuit. The tester will tap on the dashboard to signal you to apply the emergency brake. Please apply a sturdy brake to stop the car completely.


Stay Calm

If you have less than 20 demerit points and no immediate failure, you may continue the test and drive on public roads. If you fail the test, you will not be required to proceed to the road. You will be instructed to go back to the drop-off location.


Apply For Licence

If you passed your driving test. The driving test assessment checklist will be handed to you by the tester. It will be used to apply for your driving licence. If you already have a class 2B/2A/2 licence, you can go to the traffic police department to have it endorsed and your class 3/3A updated.


Top 5 Driving Test Mistakes to Avoid

1. Mount Kerb
2. Change lane without due care
3. Drive across the centre line
4. Fail to stop at stop-line
5. Fail to form up correctly

These are mistakes that will lead to immediate failure.


Top 5 Tips for Practical Driving Test

1. Exaggerate mirror and blind spot checks.
2. Choose a strategic time slot for your test.
3. Slam the emergency brake when instructed.
4. To avoid distractions, turn off your phone.
5. Stay away from taxis.

These are not official, but they are essential.


Fast Track to Simulator Lessons

You can speed up the process by selecting a Private Driving Instructor (PDI) who can begin and schedule your first five practical lessons within a week or two. Before you can book your simulator classes, you must first complete 5 practical lessons. You'll be one step closer to driving for real once you've completed your simulator training. You can start planning your practical driving test.


Getting Earlier Time for Lessons

You can keep checking for the slot to get an earlier time slot for CDC Car simulator lessons. This method is likely to be successful for school car learners in obtaining an earlier time slot. Private car learners, on the other hand, may not have the same success rate due to fewer cancellations of Car simulator lessons. Please keep in mind that school car learner Car simulator lessons cannot be substituted for private car simulator lessons because they are on different platforms.


Furthermore, if you have booked three simulator lessons, you must cancel one before you can book the first. As a result, the worst-case scenario is that someone else took the earlier slot while you were cancelling, and the slot you cancelled was also taken. Please keep this in mind.


Getting Waiver for Simulator Lessons

If you have severe discomfort during your first CDC Car Simulator Lesson, you can have a doctor certify that you are not suitable and will not be required to attend the next two simulator lessons. This could be a good thing because you can book a practical driving test without having to wait for the remaining two simulator lessons to be completed.


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