November 26, 2019
In this blog about the MOT annual assessment you will find the answer to these questions.
The MOT Assessment is an online exam that must be taken yearly by MOT testers. You must take the assessment between April 1st and March 30th.
Your status as an MOT tester, qualified to test, will be suspended by the DVSA unless you pass this annual exam. Therefore each MOT tester must take and pass the annual assessment to remain qualified to perform MOT tests.
You must also undertake and record 3 hours of annual MOT training each year.
The annual assessment will test your understanding and knowledge of MOT testing and questions will be drawn from.
The subjects tested in the annual assessment vary each year.
This year the training subjects for the MOT Annual Assessment subjects for Group 1 (vehicle classes 1 and 2) testers are
This year the subjects for training for the Annual Assessment for Group 2 (vehicle classes 3,4,5 and 7) testers are
The pass mark for this year’s annual assessment is 70%. Unless you achieve the 70% or 21 correct answers you will not be qualified to test. You must therefore take the exam again and pass or give up your ability to test.
You must immediately cease testing.
You will be required to take the training and pass the assessment for the following year to be allowed to test again.
Finally you must book and pass a demonstration test in front of a Vehicle Examiner.
To book the demonstration test you will need to call DVSA Customer Services on 0300 123 9000 and have with you your MTS I.D. and the MOT Centre number of the station at which you would like to take the test.
You will need to contact the DVSA Customer Services on 0300 123 9000 and throw yourself on their mercy. You may be able to arrange to continue testing and for the registration to be back dated. However, they may not allow this and you will have to follow their instructions and possible have to book a demonstration test or even re-take training.
The assessment is taken online and consists of 30 questions. It usually takes about 45 minutes to complete. You can take the assessment anywhere you have a suitable device and a connection to the internet. We would recommend a PC rather than a smart phone or pad as the screen is bigger.
The annual assessment is an ‘open book’ exam. You may consult the MOT Inspection manuals and any notes you may have from your training.
You can buy annual assessments from many places including MOT Juice. You could also book your assessment through one of the providers ABC Awards, City and Guilds or the IMI.
MOT Juice supply the Annual Assessment release by the awarding body ABC Awards.
The annual assessments are available online and you will therefore probably need a credit card or debit card. Some providers will also allow you to pay via PayPal or another online payment service.
You will be issued with an assessment voucher that can be redeemed on the secure website of the provider.
The assessment can be purchased on the MOT Juice website for £34.00. However, if brought with a compulsory annual training package worth £60.75 the combined price of £69.99 is an absolute bargain.
If you would like to view the MOT Juice packages and prices just click the link below.
Annual Training and Exam – Silver MOT Juice Package.
There are cheaper outlets for the annual assessment on its own but it makes sense to combine it with the annual training package. 3 hours of annual training is compulsory anyway and you get an automatic online record of both the training and the assessment.
The exam provider will notify the DVSA of the result of your annual assessment. You will need to provide some identifying information to enable them to do this. Never give out your DVSA ID. MOT Juice will never ask for it.
We do recommend that you log into the MTS once you have passed your assessment to make sure that they have the correct outcome of the assessment recorded for you.
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When not trying to tear the chicken strips off his Ducati’s tyres, Sean can be found coordinating the production of our training and CPD, keeping tabs on the finances, writing content for our blogs, guiding our marketing efforts and working with the team to plan out future development and evolution of MOT Juice.