This process is fairly simple, and I spent time and effort researching to understand:
1. What driving license should I take?
2. The most economically (not cheapest but value for your money) way to get my Singapore driving license
3. What you need to avoid by doing this
4. Changing of various private instructors (not all were good) until I settled for one great one.
And oh boy, unless you just want to throw money (more costly) with the driving school, You should try the path I’ve taken.
For this website, I look forward to sharing my experience with you and I hope your journey will be easier as compared to what I underwent. We aim to provide you with the best match for you in attempting to find your private driving instructor and elearning support for your Basic Theory Test (BTT) and Final Theory Test (FTT). 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.
Passing your Basic Theory Test is your initial step in getting your driving license in Singapore.
Specifically we are referring to motor cars Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA.
Note: Class 3C / Class 3CA are new licenses issued by the Traffic Police effective 1st June 2015.
To make things simpler, regardless of any type of Class 3 you will need to clear your Basic Theory Test and Final Theory Test thought your Practical Driving Test differs with regards to the requirements of the type of Class 3 license you are taking.
Note: You are able to sign up as a school student for your basic theory test at CDC even when you plan to work with private driving instructors later. In fact we suggest you to sign up with the school when you’re getting ready for your Basic Theory Test.
As a student, you are able to take more mock (simulated) basic theory test tests 2-3 hours before the actual exam. This certainly will greatly assist you in clearing your Basic Theory Test.
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 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. Basically 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 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 attend a driving school for your school driving lessons or engage a private driving instructor for your private driving lessons.