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How difficult is the Basic Theory Test (BTT)?

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How difficult is the Basic Theory Test (BTT)?

Post by Trnql » Mon, 10 Jun 2019 4:30 pm

Hey all,

I've been here 4 years+ now finally at a point where driving a car in Singapore might become a possibility however I've been putting off converting my license due to this pesky BTT. I hold an active Australian license, so I'm wondering if anyone who has done the test would know if I actually need to prepare for this exam or I can just waltz in and take the test?

Cheers guys!

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Re: How difficult is the Basic Theory Test (BTT)?

Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 10 Jun 2019 9:13 pm

First, you are supposed to get this conversion done within one year of arrival, so you _may_ find that you will need to take the entire driving license training, which you will be lucky to complete in six months. However, others who have delayed in their conversion have appealed and been successful, and that is the first track you should follow.

You had better prepare for the exam by reading the relatively complete and useful test guide. If you do not, you will almost certainly fail, as the test contains number specific questions (distances, speeds, etc), "trick" questions that you can only answer if you've read the "trick" in the test guide, and you can only miss a handful of questions before you fail.

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Re: How difficult is the Basic Theory Test (BTT)?

Post by The Ref » Wed, 12 Jun 2019 9:50 am

Do you know the Alcohol Breath limits? Or the times for the bus lanes, or who is allowed on an express way?
If you know all these things you can probably pass without study but I bet you dont :)

As to the conversion, you are not allowed to drive here if you have been on a pass for over a year - BUT you can convert at a time longert then this. I converted after about 26 months but I didnt drive. I dont know if there is a maximum time to convert, but if you do have to do the training again it takes many months to get through (conversion is the only shortcut) so hope you are lucky.

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Re: How difficult is the Basic Theory Test (BTT)?

Post by nigel18 » Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:29 pm

there are plenty of free apps that help you with the multiple choice questions, I decided to just use those and passed no problem. note you will get some questions re ERP etc that you wont know without studying so you are taking a risk - but i calculated that the cost of the exam was less than the cost of the study guides. I would also recommend doing the test early in the day. once you pass you have to go to the police desk at the exam centre and they shut about 5pm so i had to come back the next day to apply to convert my licence.

I also had no problem with only converting my licence after about 3 years in Singapore - I dont think they mind as long as you havent actually been driving here during that period. But once you are PR you must do it asap, likewise if you are actually driving here as the police will not recognise your licence as valid after 12 months living in SG or as soon as you get PR.

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