The Grading Process

A driving test candidate must be able to sufficiently prove that they have the requisite knowledge, skills and appropriate disposition to use the public motorway safely and responsibly. In demonstrating the above skills, the applicant must conduct himself in the best possible way while ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations. The RSA determines these standards by conducting the Driver Theory Test and grading it accordingly to reflect the expertise of the candidate.

To grade the applicant’s test, driving testers will use guidance from their supervisor, together with their professional training experience to assist them in deciding, first, what importance to attach to an applicant’s fault and after that, whether or not it should be recorded under any of the following standard headings:

Sometimes, a tester will only consider a candidate’s fault to be of such nature that doesn’t warrant a record.

A candidate will be deemed to have the test when he incurs any of the following:

In any case, a fault in the Grade 1 does not bear any effect.

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