When it comes to your practical driving, you have the choices of choosing school driving instructors or private driving instructors.
A main reason why plenty of people choose private driving instructors certainly is the cost factor.
You can be paying as low as SGD$45 per 1 hour 30 minutes session (from what I check up on the world wide web some private approved driving instructors are offering lower rates) with a private driving instructor. And with the same driving instructor (private), you will get better pointers in terms of correcting your bad driving habits, which generally increases the odds of passing.
With the main benefit of getting a private driving instructor being the cost factor, the next challenge you’ve got is to hire the suitable private driving instructor to prepare you for your practical test.
When you hire and utilize a private driving instructor the first time, there is a one-time SGD$60 (industry average) as registration fee. The challenge lies herein, let’s say you make payment for the $60 registration fee and doesn’t get the right private driving instructor? You wind up paying the registration fees for a new private driving instructor again (and you face exactly the same risks still).
What we do in Kukudrivers is always to make use of a pool of private driving instructors who’re good and come strongly recommended. With regards to this, one man’s meat can be another’s posion.
Things to cover / learn in Basic Theory Test / Exam?
We highly suggest you buy the Basic Theory of Driving – The Official Handbook from the school ( it comes as a package with the Final Theory Test handbook) when you book for your Basic Theory Test.
Introduction to driving (in Singapore), different classes of driving licenses
Singapore Road Signs and Signals (you literally really need to memorise each one of these)
Singapore Traffic Rules and Regulations (again just pure memorisation)
Code of Conduct on the road
Parts and Control of A Car (Basic)
And other nitty gritty details which we will not cover here.
Once you clear your Basic Theory Test (you’ll get your results right away with a print out), your Basic Theory Test “Pass Results” stays with you for good. In Singapore, you can take your driving lessons in any of the driving centres here: Bukit Batok driving centre, Comfort driving centre (ubi driving centre) and Woodlands driving centre.
This means, you can go on to carry out the next 2 steps (together if you want)
1. Obtain a Provisional Driving License (PDL) – this enables you to learn practical lessons on the roads with a certified driving instructor. Without this PDL, you can not book for your driving lessons
2. Book your Final Theory Test date. You definitely have to clear your Basic Theory Test Date before booking for your Final Theory Test Date.
We’ll facilitate you to clear your Basic Theory Test (BTT) with ease.
Taking Your Driving Lessons in Singapore for your Traffic Police Driving License Test
In general your driving lessons (from start to finish) involve both theoretical and practical lessons.
The sequence of your driving lessons are as (in order):
1. Basic Theory Lessons (theoretical)
You can really study from home at your own comfort or you can attend the lessons covered by the various driving schools. In fact, the Basic Theory Test involves the basic concepts of driving and learning the various road signs and traffic regulation. Essentially rote learning (memorization) in my personal opinion.
2. Final Theory Lessons (theoretical)
Typically referred to as “Advance Theory Test”, you can too attend final theory driving lessons if you’d like to and like the Basic Theory Tests, we feel it is sufficient to study at your own pace.
3. Practical Driving Lessons (practical)
Unlike the theoretical nature above, you are required to either attend a driving school for your school driving lessons or engage a private driving instructor for your private driving lessons.
When taking your Singapore driving license, you can hire a private driving instructor for your practical tests at the same time while studying for your basic theory test and final theory test. Check out the Traffic Police Singapore website for other details.