The theory test is the test used by the Swedish Transport Agency to assess your theoretical knowledge of traffic. The theory test costs 325 kr and is taken at the Swedish Transport Agency. The test is officially known as a knowledge exam.
To take the driving test, you must have passed the theory test.
The theory test is valid for 4 months. If you do not pass your driving test in that time, you must do the theory test again.
According to the Swedish Transport Agency, the following distribution of questions per knowledge category is currently used in the knowledge exam for a category B licence.
|Category||Number of questions (65 in total)|
|Vehicle knowledge, manoeuvring||7|
When you arrive at the driving test office, you are to have your picture taken at the photo booth. It takes a number of photos and you then get to choose which one you like. There may be a queue for the photo booth, so arrive in good time before the test.
After having your photo taken, you write your signature on a digital tablet. The receptionist will then show you the signature and photo on their computer screen. You will be allowed to rewrite your signature a few times if you are not happy with it.
Scheduling of knowledge exams and practical tests can be done in two ways. Either have your driving school book them for you, or do it yourself online.
Remember to book in good time (several months ahead) as there may be long queues.
Last updated 2022-05-09.