The process is pretty simple, and I spent lots of time researching to figure out:
1. What driving license should I take?
2. The most economically (not cheapest but value for money) route to get my Singapore driving license
3. What you need to avoid by doing this
4. Changing of different private instructors (not all were good) until I settled for a good one.
And oh boy, if you don’t just want to throw money (more expensive) with the driving school, I suggest you 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 much easier compared to what I underwent. We make an effort to provide you with the best match for you in looking for your private driving instructor and elearning support for your Basic Theory Test (BTT) and Final Theory Test (FTT).
Passing your Basic Theory Test is your 1st step in getting your driving license in Singapore.
Specifically we are 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.
For making things simpler, despite any kind of Class 3 you will have to clear your Basic Theory Test and Final Theory Test thought your Practical Driving Test differs with regard to the requirements of the type of Class 3 license you’re taking. 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.
Whether you’re opting for Manual or Auto (Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA licenses), the Basic Theory Test (Exam) is held in various driving schools. 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.
Note: You can sign up as a school student for your basic theory test at CDC even when you wish to work with private driving instructors later. In fact we recommend you to register with the school when you’re getting ready for your Basic Theory Test.
As a student, you’ll be able to take more mock (simulated) basic theory test tests 2-3 hours prior to the actual exam. It’s going to greatly help you in clearing your Basic Theory Test.
Taking Your Driving Lessons in Singapore for your Traffic Police Driving License Test
In general your driving lessons (from beginning to end) consist of 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 you can also attend the lessons covered by the various driving schools. To be honest, the Basic Theory Test involves the basic concepts of driving and learning the various road signs and traffic regulation. Pretty much 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 like 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.