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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byBen on

I passed last week on my first attempt and had B as my examiner.

I can’t imagine many people feel the desire to leave reviews about people they meet perhaps just once but I wanted to in B’s case.

She was literally the most calming, supportive and lovely examiner you could hope for. She totally put me at ease and explained the process so clearly and nicely. Along the whole drive her tone was supportive and as a result my nerves melted away.

B, thank you again from the bottom of my heart. You are an absolute credit to the centre.

bySalema on

I passed my driving test yesterday with only 8 minor (mainly on undue hesitation and gear as I took my test in a new car). My examiner was Sangaratnam (Sorry if I spelt your name wrong, I wasn't able to read your handwriting 🙂 ) he was very calm and explained everything clearly. He made be feel really calm and comfortable. I can't thank him enough as it is really nerve-racking and we are under pressure so when you meet an examiner who is calm and collective and someone who will just makes you feel comfortable really shows in your driving, after all we are only humans and we are learners.

byMina on

Had my test on Friday 11th @1.17pm September 2020 what an awful first time experience it was! I had an examiner named Arji he was rude arrogant and lazy his tone of voice was shockingly impolite he did not allow me to use my reference points which was on my side of the window to bay park and I had to close the window to use them somehow he thought if I close the window for 2 seconds he will die of coronavirus! He made be very uncomfortable after this point which led me to fail my test as I approached a dual carriageway with 24/7 bus lane he said to me “bus lane is operational” I got confused as I am not so familiar with the word “operational“ he could have made it simple “bus lane is in use” or bus lane is in operation” but he used such a complicated word and due to my very stressful life some words takes longer for me to process I was so uncomfortable that I couldn’t ask him to make it clear what he meant my mind was clouded by how he treated me that it effected my driving standards and I failed for going onto the bus lane I don’t know why he felt the need to help me with the second bus lane when I did very well with the first when I was doing my show me question he was not paying attention and did not say thank you after I successfully completed it I wasn’t sure if he saw me so saying thank u would have helped this examiner was out to fail me stayed quite rude big headed n helped me when i didn’t need it hopefully he gets transferred to another test centre I was all ready for my test but at the end of the day it goes down to you and the examiner and some of them act like gods!

byShabnum Pervaiz on

My examiner Kevil Bardman made me feel so calm throughout the test. Kevil was really friendly and explained the whole procedure very well. Thank you soo much.

byJancy Paramanathan on

My examiner today was Kevil Bardman. I was so nervous (hearing goodmayes has poor pass rate), but Kevil was so friendly and nice, he put me at ease. His instructions were very clear, directions were given on time, very professional. And during this COVID climate, he took all necessary precautions as well. Goodmayes driving centre is lucky to have him!! We need more examiners like him. I can see from previous reviews as well, he has great feedback from others.

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