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Old 21.10.2010, 11:37
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Passed my driving theory test... experiences

I passed my driving theory test today in Geneva in French.

Just wanted to post my experiences on it.

I had been apprehensive as my French is intermediate, I could not work in French, but I can have a basic conversation and do most of my day-to-day needs.

I had to do the 10 hour first aid course in French, which was a challenge, but there is no exam, you just need to be there and participate form time to time.

Then I did an 8 hour theory course in French, I probably understood 60% of the material. I then spent a further 8 hours at home translating and understanding the notes which were provided by the course. Afterwhich I did roughly 16 practice tests at the school which I took the theory course. I averaged anywhere between 13-6 false points (you can have unto 14 wrong and still pass).

I passed today with 1 false point. Overall it was a bit of an effort considering I had no clue about the rules of the road and my level of french was an issue. It took me 4 weeks from the point of starting the first aid course, to passing today.

I have to say I would highly recommend the school I studied with, auto ecole serviette. They are very efficient at getting people to pass the exam!
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Old 21.10.2010, 11:45
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Re: Passed my driving theory test... experiences

I learned to drive here too - but in German.

After attending the theory course and the practice tests, didn't have any problems passing the theory. I did study the book hard, though.Unfortunately, I failed my practical test first time, but passed second time.

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Re: Passed my driving theory test... experiences

Just wonder how much cost the teory test ( date of the test ) at ZH ?
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Re: Passed my driving theory test... experiences

I paid about 190 for the theory exam, driving test and physical licences. I paid all up front.
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Old 13.05.2011, 15:51
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Re: Passed my driving theory test... experiences

Is it needed your Primary Education Certificate translated in French/German as well? Cause here in HU, they require me to translate my foreign Education documents (for extra $ of course) and then take the theory exam..
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