Goodmayes Driving Test Centre

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Practical Driving Test Centre Address
98 Goodmayes Road

Greater London

Test Centre Details:  Waiting room is on the 1st floor, there are two flights of stairs. No wheelchair access. Candidates with mobility impairment will be met in the driving test centre car park. Male and female toilets are available on first floor. Test candidate car parking facilities available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Approved driving instructor – part two, Approved driving instructor – part three


Situated on the busy city roads of London, Goodmayes Driving Test Centre test routes will involve many complicated roundaboutsjunctions and crossroads. A high level of practice and knowledge of such roads in and around the test centre is beneficial. Narrow residential roads are often featured as part of the driving test.

These roads involve narrow lanes, sharp bends and oncoming traffic, often with many parked cars. See the passing parked cars tutorial for further advice. Busy ‘A’ roads such as the A1083 and A118 are highly likely as are dual carriageways such as the A406, A12 and A13 with a slight possibility of more rural roads that are within test centre radius.

The driving test examiner will require at least one driving test manoeuvre with a 1-in-3 possibility of incorporating the emergency stop procedure. Goodmayes Driving Test Centre has a small car park that is frequently used for the bay parking manoeuvre. As the car park at Goodmayes is small, try not to arrive for the driving test more than 10 minutes before the test booking time as this may conflict with other learner drivers returning from their test.

The driving test from Goodmayes Driving Test Centre is challenging due to difficult roads and roundabouts. As Goodmayes is located in a busy area, more emphasis is placed on busy urban roads and very little on country roads and driving. A good understanding of the driving test routes from Goodmayes Driving Test Centre will benefit you with knowledge of the types of road you will be taking during the driving test. Driving test routes for sat nav and other navigation devices are available and have been updated for the 2019 driving test.


Goodmayes Test Centres is located in a busy area. Choosing an appropriate time for your test, ideally at its least busiest time for the area should allow for a less stressful practical test. Rush hour is typically early mornings and late afternoons. To book your test, you have two options available.

Goodmayes Driving Test Centre
Goodmayes Driving Test Centre

Book a driving test by phone
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at Goodmayes Driving Test Centre by phone. This telephone number directs you to an automated test booking line, although if you browse the option you can talk to a assistant.

Book your driving test online
Driving test internet bookings are often the preferred option due to the free slot availability being displayed to the test candidates. See the book a driving test section for booking a practical driving test at Goodmayes.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
3 working days notice is required to cancel the driving test at Goodmayes if you require a full refund. The same conditions apply if you wish to reschedule. Cancellations and rescheduling can be done via the contact details above.


The pass rates vary depending on which driving test centre that you take your practical test with. Once you have found a test centre closest to you, the driving test pass rates section will provide you with an indication of the statistics for that test centre.


If you wish to book or amend a practical driving test time or date, please follow the instructions above as this cannot be done via test centres directly. You may contact Goodmayes Driving Test Centre, or any driving test centre to inform the manager that you may be late, or to enquire whether a test is still going ahead due to bad weather. See driving tests in bad weather for further information. You may find your test centre telephone contact number in the driving test centre contact numbers section.


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 125 reviews
 by Haider

Imran khan - Extremely rude, unprofessional and arrogant. This person should not be in any public facing role, he has no people skills.

 by Joanna

I've passed my driving test at first attempt with 2 minor faults. My examiner was Jo. I was very stressed at first, but when we exchanged a few words, all the stress went away. I was very comfortable driving with Jo next to me.
I've heard, she is a very strict examiner, but she made me feel very easy, comfortable and confident. I just want to say a huge thank you to Jo. If not her positiveness i would be so stressed.

 by Kanwal

I just passed my test today at 8:40 my examiner was kevil he was very polite I m feeling nervous but hi reaction to me very positively he said clearly what to do his instruction are very clear one thing I notice in this men is he respect student and he is very kind toward them so they feel more confident in driving kevil if you reading this i want to thank you for your kindness and respect for students

 by Raghda Salah

On my last test I had made a complaint about my driving examiner and he had witnessed me complain about him for unprofessionalism. I had done a another test yesterday and I was placed with the same examiner that witnessed me complain about him. I went up to him to give him my provisional licence and he said to me “are you the girl from last time” I replied yes and he told me to take a seat. He then took another students examiner and they went into their staff room and they came out exactly 10 minutes later, at this point I had already started to feel uneasy. They then came out of the staff room and the other examiner came up to me and said he will be taking me on my exam. We had started the exam around 11/12minutes late. I had asked my instructor to come along on the test with me as the new examiner was very hostile and cold. I was put on the exact same route that the previous examiner had put me on and this felt as though it was planned. I drove perfectly on this route and then he put me through another route, I was put on 4 big roundabouts at 8:50am…. Bare in mind we had started the test late. The examiner made no attempt to conversate with me. My exam was meant to finish at 9:20am but ended up finishing around 9:27 as he kept me driving for longer in order for me to make a mistake. My driving instructor was at the back off the car throughout my test. At the end of the test I looked in the rear mirror and my instructor has smiled at me and nodded his head assuring me that I had passed. My examiner then turned towards me and said that I had not passed, he had failed me on a minor by making it out to be a major.. My instructor was very annoyed and told the examiner that it wasn’t just to fail me and it felt very planned between him and his colleague. I feel as though they have abused their power and I feel as I have been bullied by an authority figure aswell as being punished for making a rightful complaint. I feel as though I can never go back to goodmayes for another test which is negatively affecting my mental health as I know I was meant to pass but due to a lack of power to authority I was wronged against. It has made me feel weak, abused and silenced as I was punished for using my voice.

 by Anonymous

I had my test this week and passed first time - I had a really good experience with Ghazala. She remained professional, yet also initiated conversation halfway through the test to make me feel more at ease. Her instructions were so clear and she gave plenty of notice before asking me to turn, and even repeated herself to ensure I heard/understood. I’m so pleased because my biggest issue has always been my nerves on the day of tests which I was worried would affect my performance, but after 5 mins of driving I felt really at ease and time flew by. Thank you Ghazala, it’s examiners like you who are a real credit to the centre.

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