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The Colour Blind Test For Driving Students

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Can You See Colour?

Prior to your sitting the 50 questions computer test of the Highway Code, an approximately 15 minutes exam will test the candidate for what is known as the Colour Blind Test.

The test comprises 8 questions. Only an 8 / 8 results will permit you to move on to the Computer Test next.

What happens if a candidate fails to get through the Colour Blind Test?

Getting Your Eyes Checked

Anyone failing the test would be given a letter asking him or her to go to the nearest J.P.J. office.

An officer there will interview you with regards to your problem regarding the colour blind issue.

You will then be given a letter requesting you to go to the nearest government clinic to do an eye test.

The Actual Test

What does the Colour Blind Test comprise of? Basically 3 types of questions are asked of the candidate.

The first is to test the ability of the candidate to distinguish a “Number” or “Diagram” within a myriad of colours.

This section is rather tricky. If you are unable to comprehend what has been explained thus far, kindly look at the examples of diagrams provided at the onset of this article.

The second type of questions tests the students’ ability to read “car registration” numbers, for example BXY 3850, BVY 8883 and so forth.

The final aspect of the test is a simple test of basic colours like Red, Green, Yellow and so forth. The ability to read basic colours is important.

Can’t See Colour – It’s Dangerous!

A driver has to be able to see and understand the functions of a traffic lightsystem. Failure to do so will land the driver into accidents.


Quite a number of students find some difficulty in passing this “Colour Blind Test”. Some of the reasons why they fail are:

1) Command of Bahasa Malaysia or English being poor.

2) Inability to manipulate the computer well.

3) Some are extremely nervous.

As a last word of advice before signing off, I wish to remind potential students to “brush” up on their ability to use the computer.

This is essentially pertinent, especially to the older candidates.

Most driving schools operators have computer sets in their offices nowadays. Make arrangements to better yourselves in handling the computer well. Some extra time spent at the driving operators’ office will pay off eventually.

Best of luck in your attempt to pass the “Colour Blind Test”.

By | 2017-04-01T20:39:04+00:00 August 7th, 2009|Colour Blind Test|43 Comments

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  1. Jay November 7, 2009 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    So can i still get a license if i am a colourblind?

    • admin November 10, 2009 at 11:01 pm - Reply

      Dear Jay,

      In short, yes, you can still get a license. If you cannot get through the computer “colour blind” test, you have to go to the nearest J.P.J. office. J.P.J. will interview you and give you a letter.

      You will be asked to go to the nearest clinic for an eye test.

      Doctors will conduct a simpler eye test to determine your condition.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

  2. Alan November 15, 2009 at 10:04 am - Reply

    if i’m really colour blind,can i pass through the drving test?
    or straight away tell the intstructor that i’m colour blind so that i don’t need to take colour blind test?

    • admin November 15, 2009 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      Dear Alan,

      Have you been issued a L.D.L. or “L” license? You yourself should realise if your colour blind deficiency is effecting your ability to drive.

      If it is, then you should rightfully inform J.P.J. so that proper tests be carried out.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

  3. Alan November 15, 2009 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    oh…
    that’s mean i still can drive is it?
    but i need to attend some special course right?

    • admin November 16, 2009 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Dear Alan,

      If you fail the computer colour blind test, you’ll have to undergo a test at a government clinic.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

  4. Alan November 20, 2009 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    erm…
    i’d done a checking about the colour blind at hospital
    so the result is i’m really colour blind.

    So the conclusion is
    how am i going to take the driving test if i got colour blind?

    • admin November 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      Dear Alan,

      Submit the hospital report to the J.P.J. authorities.

      J.P.J. will decide should you be issued a driving license or otherwise.

      ‘Cikgu Yap

  5. Alan November 24, 2009 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much cikgu yap~

  6. v April 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    sir…i can see color bt hv some number on some color i cant see..am i a colourblindness??

    • Cikgu Yap April 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm - Reply

      As long as you cannot get a 8/8 result in the colour blind test, you will unfortunately fail the test.

  7. C April 11, 2010 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    i am a colour blind, so unfortunate… if jpj fails my application to drive does it mean i could never drive anymore in my life?

    • Cikgu Yap April 11, 2010 at 11:35 pm - Reply

      Don’t despair, see J.P.J. first. See what advice they give. Surely, there must be a way out to solve your problem.

  8. Mark April 24, 2010 at 12:01 am - Reply

    if i do fail the test,how many days more it takes for me to do all the stuff and get back to the computer test?atleast i mean

    • Cikgu Yap April 27, 2010 at 8:14 am - Reply

      It depends on how fast your driving instructor works. It shouldn’t take more than 2 – 3 days.

  9. 4east July 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Three years ago, I took the computerized test and I failed the color blindness test results 7 / 8. so now I do not have a driving license. as you said earlier, I should go to JPJ to complete. so,which department of the JPJ should I go for the interview? and can I get a driving license? please help me =(

    • Cikgu Yap July 10, 2010 at 11:51 am - Reply

      Unfortunately, you have to sit for the computer test again. Possible the previous time you failed because you were:
      a) Uncertain how to handle the computer well.
      b) Be careful this time around.
      c) Do not make silly mistakes.

      If you really cannot pass the above computer test, then go to any nearest JPJ office. See any office then. Explain your predicament to them. Get a driving school operator to assist you if necessary.

  10. 4east July 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    thanks cikgu yap..but can i ask you one more thing..as i said before, i was taken the computer test 3 years ago and i failed the color blindness test..it is a long time right…so can i repeat the course and take the test without going to JPJ first?
    thanks.

    • Cikgu Yap July 13, 2010 at 5:33 pm - Reply

      A good idea. Attend the 5 hours KPP course first. Then site for the colour blind test and 50 questions computer test.

  11. 4east July 14, 2010 at 3:33 am - Reply

    so, how about my name in the JPJ? Because after I failed the first test, I continue to take the 2nd test that mean i repeat but my name has been blocked to take the test and clerks at the test palce said, I must go to JPJ to release my name first from the blocked. and now been 3 years passed and I did not do anything .. it is my name is not blocked by the system again if I repeat the test at present?

    im sorry because ask you many times…

    • Cikgu Yap July 20, 2010 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      It’s possible your name may still be blocked even after so many years. The best alternative is for you to see J.P.J. They will advice you what to do.

  12. Johnson September 14, 2010 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu

    I would like to asked abt this problem i have i failed my undang the first time i took it. and now i would want to take it again just to clear my doubt is it true that u dont have to redo the colour test if u passed the first time i did it? please help! >< thank you very much

    • Cikgu Yap September 19, 2010 at 8:02 am - Reply

      The computer should possess record of you having passed the eye test. You are therefore exempted from doing the above test again.

  13. Stud December 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    hi cikgu yap recently i had fail my colour test and the person in charge asked me go to JPJ and after i arrived i had been ask to do the colour test again and i pass..so after that do i need to redo the colour test again or direct skip to do the 50 question??

    • Cikgu Yap December 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      If JPJ indeed has done a colour test with, they should give you a certified letter. With it, you can go back to the computer center to do the 50 questions computer test.

  14. Azmin January 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I get my color vision lens from USJ Optometrist, the normal optical shops in PJ dont do it. My optician referred me to see the optometrist in taipan subang jaya. I got his shop number from the receipt, 03-80119038. Look for Daren. Need to make appointment because he always see patients in hospital and eye centre.

    • Cikgu Yap January 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Hopefully those who require assistance can look up Deran and get his help.

  15. Azmin January 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap, I going to Canada to further studies. Do I need to take license test there or can I get it done here? Thank you.

    • Cikgu Yap January 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      The decision is yours.

  16. Azmin January 2, 2012 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    I believe it is tougher to get license there, i heard they are strict.

    Is it true that international license can only last for 1 year? Which also mean i have to retake every year when i come back to malaysia for holiday? Thank you Cikgu Yap.

    • Cikgu Yap January 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm - Reply

      Getting license overseas is definitely costlier. IDL lasts one year. Come back to renew or send it back to friends or family to renew.

      • Azmin January 4, 2012 at 1:02 am - Reply

        Thanks Cikgu Yap, I will do it locally and renew when I come back Msia for holiday or courier to family. That is a really great news for me if can renew without having to travel back to retake the test.

  17. Abuothman August 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Today failed in eye test I got 7/8 I don’t know how s I feel in exam .I can see all color and writing for long distance . I want to take the licence drive as soon as possible .The school driving told me this procedure will take at least 2 week to take the forum to go to eye clinic>>>>> I dont know what i must be do now
    Please help me

    • Cikgu Yap September 3, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

      I think you have been careless. you will now have to go for eye test at a government hospital.

  18. siti mariam May 5, 2013 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu Yap
    I am planning to purchase second hand car. Kindly advise what is the most suitable car to purchase and how to avoid being cheated.
    Thank you

    • Cikgu Yap May 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      Get a trustworthy mechanic friend to look over the 2nd hand car carefully. He should be able to provide you good advice.

  19. Gary Lai August 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Hi Cikgu. I am now 17 years old and most of my friends have already passed their undang test. However, I still haven’t got the time to sit for it but the problem is I have colour blindness, but it doesn’t mean I can only see white and black. I can see most of the basic colours though sometime will have some mistakes. What I can’t see is when the diagram showing lots of colour dots and I have to notice the number in it. So can I still get my driving license?

    • Cikgu Yap August 4, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

      As my article stated, colour blind is dangerous for both the driver as well as other road users. If you can’t pass the computerised colour blind test, then you’ll have to see the officials of JPJ Department. They will then decide if you can be allowed to take up driving eventually.

  20. Pharma August 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Hi,Cikgu. I failed the vision test six years ago and I did receive letter from jpj asking me to do an eye check at hospital. But I dint do so as I had went oversea to further my study. And now I coming back and want to have my driving license.so may I know is my name still in the jpj blacklist? Am I allowed to retake the kursus and sit for the computerized exam or still have to go through that eye check?and last,how much do I have to pay for that eye check or can I get the service for free?thanks

    • Cikgu Yap August 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Still blacklisted. Do eye test at government clinic. The cost is minimal.

  21. albert March 9, 2015 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    I have colour blindness too.. but I can see the basic color. Just wana ask can I go n see the doctor first and then go to jpj?

    • Cikgu Yap March 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

      Go for computer test first. Then go to JPJ.

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