An important reason why many people choose private approved driving instructors often is the cost factor. You’ll be paying as little as SGD$45 per 90 minutes session (from what I check up on the internet some private approved driving instructors are offering lower rates) with a private driving instructor. And with the same driving instructor (private), you will get better pointers with regards to correcting your bad driving habits, which generally increases your chances of passing.
With the mainbenefit of getting a private driving instructor to be the cost factor, the next challenge you have is usually to hire the suitable private driving instructor to get ready you for your practical test. 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.
Whenever you hire and work with a private driving instructor the first time, there’s a one-time SGD$60 (industry average) as registration fee. The issue lies herein, what if you pay the $60 registration fee and doesn’t obtain the right private driving instructor? You find yourself paying the registration fees for a new private driving instructor again (and you face the identical risks still).
What we do in Kukudrivers is always to utilize a pool of private driving instructors who are good and come highly recommended. In terms of this, one man’s meat can be another’s poison. 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.
Things to cover / learn in Basic Theory Test / Exam?
We highly suggest 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.
Introduction to driving (in Singapore), different classes of driving licenses
Singapore Road Signs and Signals (you literally really need to memorise all 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 immediately with a print out), your Basic Theory Test “Pass Results” stays with you for a lifetime.
This means that, you are able to proceed to carry out the next 2 steps (together if you want)
1. Get a Provisional Driving License (PDL) – this allows 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 will facilitate you to clear your Basic Theory Test (BTT) easily.
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 can really study from home at your own comfort you can also attend the lessons taught in various driving schools. In fact, the Basic Theory Test revolves around the basic concepts of driving and understanding 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 wish 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 enroll in a driving school for your school driving lessons or engage a private driving instructor for your private driving lessons.