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Motorcycle Test Centers in the UK

Do you want to pass your motorcycle test? You might want to stay away from London and other big cities!

That’s according to new research from, which has analyzed graduation rates for all test centers in the UK to find out where you are most likely to get permission.

They found that while the national average passing rate was 71.6%, only 58.3% passed at the Shieldhall test center in Glasgow, the lowest in the country.

The London test center also fared poorly, with only 62.7% of applicants graduating at Enfield, 63.6% at Erith and 64.3% at Uxbridge, where people were more likely to use public transportation.

The map is combined by looking at statistics from DVSA and looking at the passing rates for both test modules, as well as the combined average.

Other test centers with low overall graduation rates include Basildon (62%), Darlington (63.9%), Gloucester (65.3%), Newport (66.6%), Atherton in Manchester (67.7%) and Cardington (67.7%).

On the other hand, more rural test centers see some of the highest graduation rates, indicating that it is easier to pass tests when there is less congestion.

The centers that see the most operands are in Stornoway, in Outer Hebrides, with a graduation rate of 88.1%, with other centers in Scotland such as Lerwick (83.7%), Dundee (78.1%) and South Aberdeen (77.6% ) all performs well. When compared to the tougher test centers, this means there is a difference of almost 30% depending on where you take your test!

It also seems that something is split north / south, with those in the south generally struggling to graduate compared to those farther north. It makes sense that the graduation rate will be lower in the built area, with various factors such as additional traffic, more complex road networks, and increased pressures that might contribute.

The motorcycle test costs £ 62, so you can see why it’s so important to pass first! The government has planned some changes to the test, which have not been updated for 15 years, aimed at increasing standards or training and ultimately, increasing graduation rates.

Of course, although this shows that location does have an impact on how likely you are to pass an exam, ultimately it depends on the strength of the candidate.