At the end of your Mod 2 test your examiner, before you find out if you have passed or failed, will ask if you want your instructor present at the debrief. We always recommend you say yes as we can help with any feedback in the event of bad news. It also is good input for 3CMT to improve our motorbike training. Of course you will be hoping the examiner will then say “that is the end of your test and I am pleased to say you have passed.”
If so, well done, but keep listening because the examiner will give you some wise words based on the quality of your ride.
- He / she may say “and that was an excellent ride”. If so, then congratulations.
- More typical will be a few words of advice where your ride could have been a bit better or a situation better dealt with.
- Occasionally you will get what is known as a PWB (Pass With a B********g). You didn’t commit a dangerous or serious fault but maybe started to collect more than 1 or 2 minor faults and could have done better.
If you unfortunately get told “that is the end of your test and on this occasion you have not passed” then
- Keep listening, you will find out why.
- You might explain your side of the story but if so do it politely and be aware you cannot change the test result.
- If you are rude or threatening this can have serious consequences for your retest. The DVSA will not tolerate this and can insist that on your next test you have 2 examiners present and that will be a significant cost.
You may only appeal a fail result if you believe the examiner did not follow the law. Details are here. A successful appeal cannot change the result of your test and will only result in a free retest or refund of test fees.