The process is quite simple, and I spent a lot of time researching to discover:
1. What driving license should I take?
2. The most economically (not cheapest but value for money) way to get my Singapore driving license
3. Things to avoid in doing so
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 expensive) with the driving school, You should try the route I’ve taken.
For this website, I look forward to sharing my experience with you and I hope your journey will be much easier as compared to what I underwent. We make an effort to provide you with the best match for you in hunting for 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 step one in getting your driving license in Singapore. 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.
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 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.
Whether you are opting for Manual or Auto (Class 3 / 3A / 3C / 3CA licenses), the Basic Theory Test (Exam) takes place in several driving schools.
Note: You can register as a school student for your basic theory test at CDC even though you decide to work with private driving instructors later. In fact we suggest you to sign up with the school when you are preparing 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 beginning to end) 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 taught in various driving schools. To be honest, the Basic Theory Test is based on the basic concepts of driving and learning the various road signs and traffic regulation. Essentially rote learning (memorization) in my personal opinion.
2. Final Theory Lessons (theoretical)
Commonly known as “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 sign up for a driving school for your school driving lessons or engage a private driving instructor for your private driving lessons.