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Exams Department to hold driving licence theory test from 2022

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The written examination to obtain driving licences will be conducted under the supervision of the Examinations Department from next year, a Motor Traffic Department spokesman (DMT) said.

He further said that it has been planned to conduct the theory test once a year at examination centres countrywide while the practical examination conducted by the DMT as usual.

He stated that the request has been made with the Department of Examinations to conduct the theory examination next year onwards considering the large number of candidates applying for driving licences second only to the GCE Advanced Level Examination.

Accordingly, applicants will be able to participate in the theory test for obtaining a driver’s licence in their area of residence when the Examination Department handles the exam.

An automated call system and a website have been introduced to make appointments for obtaining the services of the DMT offices countrywide.

Those who are over 17 can sit for the theory examination, but they will only be allowed to obtain a driver’s licence after 18 years,”he added.

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