Practical Examination

All important information for your examination


  • Approved examination order from the driving licence authority.
  • Information about your examination order and advance payment TÜV Süd (Kostenvorschuss) in the Drivers Club | TÜV SÜD
  • Advance payment (Kostenvorschuss) by TÜV Süd for your examination fee has been paid.
  • You can take your practical exam at least 1 months before reaching the minimum age.
  • Theoretical exam (if necessary) passed with success. The theoretical examination must not be older than one year on the day of the practical examination.
  • Complete practical training with the prospect of success in the examination.
  • Sign the training certificate before the practical test at the driving school.


  • Your driving instructor can best assess your performance and plan the date of the practical examination with you.
  • There must be at least 2 weeks between your theoretical and practical examination.
  • The booking deadline is 4 weeks, i.e. your exam must be booked at least 4 weeks before the date.
  • Your exam can only be bindingly booked if you have paid for all services by the time of the exam.


You can cancel the booked exam free of charge up to 10 working days (mo - fri) before the exam date. If this deadline is not met, all costs of the examination are due.

Terms of payment

  • As soon as your examination order has been received by the examination organization, the examination organization TÜV Süd will send you an advance payment by post regarding the examination fees to be paid.
    (Learners at the location Nymphenburgerstr. 190 and Lasallestr. 95 pay the test fee of the test organization directly in the driving school.)
  • In order for your exam to take place, all services must be paid for at least 7 days before the exam.
  • If payments have not been made on the day of the exam, the exam cannot take place. All costs of the examination are still due.
  • After passing the exam, the examiner will give you a bill of costs (invoice) for all of your paid examination fees.
  • Any credit balance on your driving school account will of course be paid back to you after a successful test.

Fee of examination organisation TÜV Süd

Required Documents

  • Passport or German identity card or residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel)
  • Previous driving license if available
  • If necessary glasses or contact lenses according to the eye test

Date, time and place of departure

  • You will receive an invitation by email from our customer service with the date of your exam.
  • You can see the date, the estimated time and the departure point of the exam 7 days before the exam in your appointment planner in the FAHREN LERNEN app or you will receive the information from your driving instructor.
  • Please be at the meeting point approx. 15 minutes before the estimated start time.
  • If your test starts at 7.30 am, please be at the meeting point at 7 am.


The practical exam is held exclusively in German.

The German - English translation contains the words used by the examiner.


The duration of the practical examination:

  • Class B197 / B78 / B / BE: 55 minutes
  • Class A / A2 / A1: 70 minutes
  • Class A ascent / A2 ascent: 60 minutes

The specified test duration includes at least 30 minutes driving time and all points from the audit process below are included.

Audit process

  • The examiner checks your ID.
  • Your driving instructor will accompany you during the exam.
  • Before the exam drive, the examiner asks you 3 questions about departure control.
  • The examiner may not ask you any questions during the test drive. He only tells you the directions. If the examiner asks your driving instructor to tell you the directions, it does not mean that you failed.
  • In addition to driving inside and outside the city, you have to show the basic driving tasks. The basic driving tasks are carried out on roads or squares with little traffic.
  • The test result will be communicated to you.
  • There will be a final review..
  • You will receive a examination protocol from the examiner with your performance.

Optimierte praktische Fahrerlaubnisprüfung ab 1.1.21


Departure control / vehicle check

At the beginning of your practical test, you have to check 3 safety-related things on your vehicle. The examiner will select these.

Departure control / vehicle check

Departure control operating elements pictures VW Polo

Departure control operating elements pictures BMW 116


Class A / A2 / A1 - 6 basic driving tasks

The examiner selects 6 basic driving tasks from the following basic driving tasks:

  • Driving a slalom at walking speed
  • Braking with the greatest possible deceleration
  • Swerve without braking
  • Swerve after braking
  • Slalom
  • Long slalom
  • Stop and go
  • Circle driving


Class A / A2 ascent - 4 basic driving tasks

  • Driving a slalom at walking speed
  • Braking with the greatest possible deceleration
  • Swerve without braking
  • Swerve after braking


Class B / B78 / B197 - 3 basic driving tasks

The examiner selects 3 basic driving tasks from the following basic driving tasks:

  • Drive right backwards using a junction, intersection or driveway
  • Reversing into a parking space (longitudinal installation)
  • Driving into a parking space (transverse or inclined installation)
  • Turning back
  • Braking with the greatest possible deceleration


Class BE - 1 basic driving task

  • Backing around a corner to the left


Driving inside and outside built-up areas

The examiner decides whether you also have to drive outside of a built-up area.

Examination result

Assessment exam

  • ​​​​The examiner will inform you immediately after the examination about the result.
  • A feedback discussion takes place with the examiner.
  • Evaluation of your exam directly on your smartphone.


Examination with success

  • Normally, you receive your driving licence directly from the examiner or he hands you a confirmation of your successful examination.
  • At conversion a foreign driving licence, you will only receive a confirmation of your successful examination.
  • This confirmation is not a driving licence and you are not allowed to drive with it.
  • With this confirmation, you can pick up your driving licence at the KVR after about 2 days. To pick up your driving licence, you have to book an appointment online at the KVR.


Examination without success

  • Based on the examination protocol, your driving instructor will recommend which traffic situations / topics should be re-trained.
  • You are allowed to retake earliest the examination after 14 days. The legislator stipulates this period. Available driving lessons and examination required.

Success fee for driving instructors

Your success in the exam is very important to us.

Therefore, our driving instructors have a share in your success in the examination.

Our driving instructors receive a bonus if you pass your first examination successfully.

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