In an effort to improve the safety on its roads, Thailand has introduced tougher tests for obtaining a license. Effective since June 1st, 2014, the new tests will have 50 questions, instead of 30 questions for the old tests. In order to pass, drivers will need to answer at least 45 questions out the 50 correctly, which means a passing grade of 90%, instead of 75% for the old tests.
If you want to have an idea of what the new tests look like, you can download them at PDF format.
The correct answer is in bold (don’t mind the arrow, it’s probably the answers given by a candidate).
The new tests will be mandatory for all new drivers applying for a license for the first time (the 1 year license). Those applying for the 5 year license will not need to take the tests, but the drivers applying to renew their 5 year license will need to attend a one hour lecture (usually all you have to do is sit in a room and watch a DVD – in Thai).