I am aware this as this stems from my very own personal first hand experience. My first private driving instructor was an ok person and possibly I’m a bit slow initially, he wasn’t exactly patient with me (my good friend who recommended me said he was really patient with him).
No hard feelings, it’s just about similar outside anyway, there are people who just “click” more with other people.
Right here at Kukudrivers, what we do is to engage a pool of personal driving instructors who come recommended and all you have to do is pay us a one-time fee and in the event of you not being able to work things out with your private driving instructor, we shall recommend somebody else for free!
This reduces your risks for getting a private driving instructor.
What to cover / learn in Basic Theory Test / Exam?
We strongly recommend 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. 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.
Introduction to driving (in Singapore), different classes of driving licenses
Singapore Road Signs and Signals (you literally 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 will get your results on the spot with a print out), your Basic Theory Test “Pass Results” stays with you for life. 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 simply means, you may 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 the PDL, you are unable to 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) easily.
Taking Your Driving Lessons in Singapore for your Traffic Police Driving License Test
Generally speaking 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 are able to really study from home at your own comfort or you can attend the lessons covered by the various driving schools. To be honest, the Basic Theory Test involves the basic concepts of driving and understanding the various road signs and traffic regulation. Essentially rote learning (memorization) in my personal opinion.
2. Final Theory Lessons (theoretical)
Also known “Advance Theory Test”, you can too attend final theory driving lessons if you’d like to and similar to the Basic Theory Tests, we think it is sufficient to study at your own pace.
3. Practical Driving Lessons (practical)
Unlike the theoretical nature above, you are required to either sign up for a driving school for your school driving lessons or engage a private driving instructor for your private driving lessons.