Newport Driving Test Centre

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Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Stephenson Street, off Corporation Road
NP19 4XH

Test Centre Details:  Car parking spaces available for test candidates. Male and female toilet facilities available.
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Car, Taxi, Motorcycle Module 1, Motorcycle Module 2


The driving test from Newport Driving Test Centre will involve one from the possible four test manoeuvres. The choice of which manoeuvre taken is down to the examiner. Every other driving test conducted, emergency stop procedure is requested and on every test, approximately 10 minutes of independent driving.

Your test will involve many varied roads and traffic systems from out-of-town village and country roads (see the country road driving tutorial for advice on these road types), high speed ‘A’ roads and in-town busy roads where roundabouts, crossroads and junctions will be incorporated in the the test from Newport Driving Test Centre.

Test centre routes are designed by the examiners who conduct practical tests at their local test centre. The routes are designed in such a way so to involve as many diverse roads and traffic systems as possible, often including very challenging parts.

Gaining knowledge of the test routes provides valuable insight into the type of roads that will be taken during your test. Driving test routes may be available to view or a downloadable app for your mobile device in your area, including Newport Driving Test Centre.


Many test candidates benefit from booking their driving test so that it’s scheduled outside of rush hour traffic. Booking a test is easily completed and can be taken from Monday through to Friday and at certain busier test centres, Saturday tests are an option. Weekend tests incur a slightly higher test fee.

Book a driving test by phone
Practical driving tests can be booked over the telephone via an automated service. To book a test at Newport Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for booking contact telephone numbers. Although this is an automated service, a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) assistant can be reached by following the prompts.

Newport Driving Test Centre
Newport Driving Test Centre

Book your driving test online
The majority of test candidates book their driving test over the internet as the available free test slots are made visible to be taken. To make a test booking at Newport Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section.

Rescheduling or cancelling the driving test
Driving Tests can be rescheduled or cancelled. Changing your driving test date can be done providing three working days’ notice is given. To cancel your test and receive a full refund from DVSA bookings, three working days’ notice must also be provided. Saturdays are also classed as a working day.


Throughout the UK practical driving test centres, pass rates vary. Certain centres, often in very busy areas may have a slightly lower pass rate and in this situation, some test candidates decide to take their test at an alternative test centre. The driving test pass rates section may show driving test pass rate statistics for your practical test centre.


Your practical driving test centre contact telephone number (including Newport Driving Test Centre) may be located on your test booking email confirmation, or found within the driving test centre contact numbers section.

Test centres must not be contacted to book, cancel or amend a driving test however (see above), and only to contact the centre manager if you have any questions or concerns regarding your test, for example if a test is still going ahead due to bad weather (See driving tests in bad weather for further information).


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 11 reviews
bySarah on

A friend of mine would like to make a formal complaint about the behavior of the examiner. Very sad to see quite a few negative comments on this review page

byGavin on

One of the examiners here is an absolute beast of a man who made me feel more nervous than when I went sky diving. I can appreciate the fact that they do this day in and day out, But come on. He was giving off an extremely uncomfortable aura the entire time and it didn't ease off till i got home. Till next time drill sargent major.

byStacey. on

Tomorrow is my second test..I'm hoping I don't have the same examiner, made me feel so anxious and nervous. And tbh I didn't like his attitude. I appreciate its their job, but they got to appreciate its a nerve racking time for people and try and make you feel a bit more at ease.

byAngry Father on

Newport Test Centre is becoming a cash cow for the DVLA, pass rate is less than 50%. My Daughter has just failed her test for the 3rd time, each time it's been a nonsense excuse, if you can take your test in Abergavenny, then I would recommend it, their pass rate is higher

byfurious on

It's sad to discover that not all the examiners are pleasant or approachable. One in particular has a bad attitude problem, makes drivers feel uncomfortable & seems quite intimidating. Not naming names but I've heard a few complaints about the same person. Shameful.

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