Theory test: The question formats

The old paper sheets are long gone: Today you take the theory exam on the PC and have to answer not only classic text and traffic sign questions, but also varied image and video questions.

Whereas the theory test used to be taken on printed sheets, it now takes place on the computer. In addition to the classic picture and text questions, there are also so-called "variations" in your exam.

These are questions where the original official picture is no longer examined, but a secret variation of it.

As you can see from the example below, the vehicles and the environment change, but the situation always remains the same!

In the theory test, an unknown variation of the parent question (left) is queried.
The VICOM-Editor, a software of TÜV | DEKRA arge tp 21 GbR, Dresden,, was used for the creation of content.

(Varying) Video questions

In the theory exam you will also be presented with video questions. The computer-animated scenes, which last about 15 seconds, allow situations to be depicted realistically, e.g. the cyclist suddenly emerging from the blind spot; the child playing at the roadside; complicated conditions at intersections with various participants.

You can watch each video up to five times before you are shown the question to answer. Some of these video questions are also varied, i.e. certain characteristics of the original question are changed, e.g. the colour of the vehicles, the environment or the type of vehicles involved (car, truck, tractor, motorcycle). It is important for you to know that the traffic situations behind it always remain the same.

The underlying situation is the same, but vehicles and surroundings vary.
The VICOM-Editor, a software of TÜV | DEKRA arge tp 21 GbR, Dresden,, was used for the creation of content.

Understanding instead of memorizing

  • So for the theory test it is important that you understand the situation behind the picture or video.
  • Memorizing doesn't help because you might see the picture or video for the first time in the exam.

Top prepared with Fahren Lernen Max!

Fahren Lernen Max prepares you optimally for the difficult question formats: As an official license partner of "TÜV | DEKRA arge tp 21" we create the pictures and pattern variations with the same software that is used for the official examination pictures and videos. So you can be sure that the pictures and videos are very similar to the variations in the exam. In the Fahren Lernen Max Demo sheet for the new theory exam you can already play through the variations.

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