A commonly asked question is how long will the driving test last. The answer is 40-45 minutes, but this is an average and the test can go on longer. The test questions, technical checks, and secondary control questions can last up to 10 minutesk. However, if you are caught at road works or behind slow moving vehicles you can be on the road until you complete the test route. The test route covers a distance of 5-8 kms, and the test is not over until you park up and re-enter the test centre.