Newtownards Driving Test Centre

Provided are contact details for Newtownards Driving Test Centre, test route tips, test booking information and help passing the driving test in Northern Ireland.


Practical Driving Test Centre Address
Jubilee Road
BT23 4XP

Test Centre Details:  Contact number for Newtownards Driving Test Centre (028) 9181 3064
Test Centre Provides Tests For: Cars, Motorcycles, Minibus Cat D1

Situated on the outskirts of Newtownards, the practical driving test from Newtownards will involve many varied road types. Test routes developed by driving examiners who work at the centre purposefully incorporate some of the most challenging roads and system within a specified radius of the test centre.

Roads likely to be used during the test will be from dual carriageways such as the A20 which start and finish at busy multi-lane roundabouts. Often rural country roads can also feature on the practical test.

The 30 – 40 minute test from Newtownards Driving Test Centre will take you in around the town itself, covering many traffic systems from larger busier junctions and crossroads into quieter residential areas where junctions can be narrow and tight.

These particular areas are often used for driving test manoeuvres purposes in which one will be requested by the examiner from a possible four. Examiner also prefer to challenge test candidates with mini roundabouts. Ensure proficiency at the emergency stop procedure as one in every three driving tests feature the procedure. Ten minutes from the test is set aside for independent driving.


Depending on the location of your test centre, it is often beneficial to book a driving test at a time that avoids rush hour. The calmer traffic makes for a more relaxed driving test and typically may increase your chances of passing the driving test first time. Booking a driving test between the hours of 10am to 3pm should help to avoid rush hour.

Book a driving test by phone
The book a driving test section contains the DVSA Northern Ireland telephone numbers for booking a practical driving test at Newtownards driving test centres 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
To book your driving test online for Newtownards Driving Test Centre, see the book a driving test section for all DVSA Northern Ireland contact information and details for online bookings. Unfortunately if you have any special requirements or disabilities you cannot use the online service to book. Please book by telephone. Alternatively, you can call into your local test centre.

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.


Your practical driving test centre contact telephone number (including Newtownards 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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 9 reviews
 by Rhonda

My son had a driving test today with Alex. She did nothing to put him at ease and communication with him was a bare minimum. No social interaction at all. His friends have had other examiners who were cheerful and engaged in some interaction and conversation to try and make the situation less stressful. Another person in the waiting room said she is the hardest examiner at the centre. A little consideration for the candidates would go a long way.

 by Barbara

Failed 1st time with 1 serious fault. Examiner Alex. She was super nice and polite, she explained why i failed, she looked genuinly upset that i didn't pass. She told me to book another test asap, she was sure id pass.
I book another test for the same day, at 6.30pm. Got an examiner called jason. He was polite and straightforward and made me feel at ease immediately. I passed with jason.

My experience was really good and im deeply grateful to both!

 by Rab

Examiner Jason asks you if you from comber when you tell him no he's reply is will this would have went a lot easier for you has a serious dislike for women messing around with the windows and air vents while you driving very unprofessional failing people for minors absolute joke .

 by Sarah

Had a driving test with a guy with Tattoos & black hair two days ago, did nothing but make me feel awkward & not at ease. One of the worst experiences I have ever had actually. Hopefully don’t get him again.

 by Rhea

I had an examiner Alex twice, the 1st one with her I failed and the 2nd time I passed my test. She was really pleasant, professional, soft spoken. She doesnt talk the entire test because she wants you to concentrate which i like that also. Alex is one of the good examiner in that place, if she failed you, youre not that ready for the road abd if she let you passed it means you really are like me. Thanks Alex. It was a good one.

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