I am aware this as this arises from my very own personal first hand experience. My first private driving instructor was an ok person and maybe I’m a little bit slow initially, he wasn’t exactly patient with me (my good friend who recommended me said he was patient with him).
No hard feelings, it’s pretty much very much the same outside anyway, there are people who just “click” more with other people.
Over here at Kukudrivers, what we do is to work with a pool of personal driving instructors who come recommended and all you need to do is pay us a one-time fee and in case of you not being able to work things out with your private driving instructor, we’ll recommend somebody else at no cost!
This reduces your risks for getting a private driving instructor.
Passing your Basic Theory Test is your starting point in getting your driving license in Singapore.
Specifically we’re talking about motor cars Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA.
Note: Class 3C / Class 3CA are new licenses issued by the Traffic Police effective 1st June 2015.
In order to make things simpler, regardless of any kind of Class 3 you will have to clear your Basic Theory Test and Final Theory Test thought your Practical Driving Test differs in terms of the requirements of the type of Class 3 license you are taking.
Whether you’re going for Manual or Auto (Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA licenses), the Basic Theory Test (Exam) takes place in various driving schools. 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.
Note: It’s possible to sign up as a school student for your basic theory test at CDC even when you decide to work with private driving instructors later. In fact we recommend you to enroll with the school while you are getting yourself ready for your Basic Theory Test.
Being a student, you are able to take more mock (simulated) basic theory test tests 2-3 hours before the actual exam. This will greatly assist you in clearing your Basic Theory Test.
The Final Theory Test is really a lot trickier than the Basic Theory Test meaning that you will be anticipated to understand how a manual car work (clutch, brakes and accelerator) together with the different gears. 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.
If you are going for the auto car license (Class 3A), you have to clear the same Final Theory Test taken by Class 3 students (Manual and Auto).
We really feel it’s better for you to attend at least 1 to 2 practical lessons with a manual or auto car FIRST before taking the FTT. It’s going to provide you a better appreciation of the use of the clutch-brake-accelerator combination together with the gear. Quite a lot of questions in the FTT covers this.
Look closely at how the FTT focuses on drink driving. Applies a lot of commonsense and you can clear a lot of such questions. Essentially never drive after drinking!
Areas covered in the Final Theory Test:
Introduction – safe driving
Operation of vehicle controls. This covers the different fuctions on clutch, brake, accelerator and gears for instance.
Basic Driving Techniques covering different safety aspects of driving.
Techniques in driving in traffic. Driving uphill and downhill as well as other details on navigating the traffic.