FAQ: How long will my practical driving test last for ??
Your practical driving test will last 35-40 minutes, with generally a minimum driving time of thirty minutes. As all test routes are slightly different, and the amount of traffic you encounter is totally variable, a similar time for everyone is never possible to achieve. You also have to demonstrate a reserving manoeuvre on the test and maybe an emergency stop, these may take time complete, especially in busier times.
Once the test starts, it will pass quickly, and candidates are invariably arriving back at the test centre much earlier than they expect (Time flies when your having fun!). Remember if you are unable or struggle or drive for 40 minutes comfortably, unaided and of course safely, it would suggest that it is too soon for you to take a test, and that more tuition/practice is required.