The Grading Procedure

The Grading of Your Driving Test

Faults are graded as follows:

Grade 1 (Green) Minor
Grade 2 (Blue) More Serious
Grade 3 (Pink) Dangerous/Potentially Dangerous or total disregard of traffic controls

Note: Grade 1 faults do not affect the test result

A combination of 3 or more unanswered or incorrectly answered questions on the Rules of the Road/checks constitutes a grade 2 fault. Examples of this are checking doors, seat, seat-belts and mirrors

3 or more hand signals not demonstrated or incorrectly demonstrated constitutes a grade 2 fault

Inability to demonstrate 3 or more Secondary Controls constitutes a grade 2 fault.

The secondary controls include:

Temperature controls
Air vents
Rear-window heater
Windscreen washer,
Light switches
Air conditioners if fitted Note: Not operating a secondary control as required during practical test can also constitute a fault.

Grades That Contribute to Failing The Driving Test

Failure of the test arises where you incur any of the following:

1 or more grade 3 faults,4 of the same grade 2 faults for a single aspect
6 or more grade 2 faults under the same heading, or a total of
9 or more grade 2 faults overall
Up to a maximum of 4 grade 2 faults may be recorded for any single aspect

RSA Driving Fault Marking Guidelines

Pass My Test Driving School