This process is actually comparatively simple, and I spent a lot of time researching to find out:
1. What driving license should I take?
2. The most economically (not cheapest but value for money) route to get my Singapore driving license
3. Things to avoid by doing this
4. Changing of different private instructors (not all were good) until I settled for one great one.
And oh boy, if you don’t just want to throw money (more expensive) with the driving school, You should try the path I have taken. When taking your Singapore driving license, you can hire a private driving instructor for your practical tests at the same time while studying for your basic theory test and final theory test. Check out the Traffic Police Singapore website for other details.
For this website, I look forward to sharing my experience with you and I hope your journey will be less complicated in comparison with what I underwent. We aim to provide the best match for you in attempting to find your private driving instructor and elearning support for your Basic Theory Test (BTT) and Final Theory Test (FTT).
What to cover / learn in Basic Theory Test / Exam?
We highly suggest you acquire the Basic Theory of Driving – The Official Handbook from the school ( it comes as a package with the Final Theory Test handbook) when you book for your Basic Theory Test.
Introduction to driving (in Singapore), different classes of driving licenses
Singapore Road Signs and Signals (you literally must memorise each one of these)
Singapore Traffic Rules and Regulations (again just pure memorisation)
Code of Conduct on the road
Parts and Control of A Car (Basic)
And other nitty gritty details which we will not cover here.
Once you clear your Basic Theory Test (you will get your results immediately with a print out), your Basic Theory Test “Pass Results” stays with you for a lifetime.
This simply means, you are able to proceed to carry out the next 2 steps (together if you want)
1. Obtain a Provisional Driving License (PDL) – this allows you to learn practical lessons on the roads with a certified driving instructor. Without the PDL, you can’t book for your driving lessons
2. Book your Final Theory Test date. You definitely have to clear your Basic Theory Test Date before booking for your Final Theory Test Date.
We’ll help you clear your Basic Theory Test (BTT) with ease.
The Final Theory Test is really a lot trickier than the Basic Theory Test in the sense that you will be expected to know how a manual car work (clutch, brakes and accelerator) together with the different gears.
If you are opting for the auto car license (Class 3A), you will have to clear the same Final Theory Test taken by Class 3 students (Manual and Auto).
We actually feel it’s better for you to attend at least 1 to 2 practical lessons with a manual or auto car FIRST prior to taking the FTT. This will provide you a greater appreciation of the use of the clutch-brake-accelerator combination together with the gear. A great deal of questions in the FTT covers this.
Take note of how the FTT focuses on drink driving. Applies a lot of common sense and you can clear a lot of such questions. Essentially never drink and drive!
Areas covered in the Final Theory Test:
Introduction – safe driving
Operation of vehicle controls. This covers the various fuctions on clutch, brake, accelerator and gears for example.
Basic Driving Techniques covering different safety aspects of driving.
Techniques in driving in traffic. Driving uphill and downhill as well as other details on navigating the traffic.