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Background Knowledge Past Papers

All Blue Badge students will be required to take Background Knowledge examinations. Below are links to past papers, which have been sat by previous candidates, unaltered in any way and readily available for download.

Past Background Knowledge Papers on this page are based on  the Old Background Knowledge Syllabus. They are free of charge and the links provide a direct download in pdf format.

Answers will not be provided. All answers to the questions in the papers are readily sourceable from the internet and many accessible books.

Please click on the title of each paper to download your desired paper.


Past Paper Title Date   Past Paper Title Date
BK P1 January 2005 31/01/05   BK P1 April 2013 16/04/13
BK P1 January 2006 23/01/06   BK P1 April 2014 24/04/14
BK P1 October 2006 03/10/06   BK P1 October 2014 07/10/14
BK P1 April 2007 17/04/07   BK P1 April 2015 16/04/15
BK P1 September 2007 25/09/07   BK P1 April 2016 14/04/16
BK P1 April 2008 15/04/08   BK P1 April 2017 12/04/17
BK P1 September 2008 30/09/08   NI P1 April 2017 12/04/17
BK P1 April 2009 16/04/09   NI P1 December 2017 15/12/17
BK P1 September 2009 29/09/09   BK P1 April 2018 09/04/18
BK P1 March 2010 25/03/10   BK P1 October 2018 30/10/18
BK P1 October 2010 05/10/10      
BK P1 April 2011 05/04/11      
BK P1 October 2011 04/10/11      

Please note: The papers follow the syllabus of their respective years.


New Background Knowledge Sample Paper 2019 - click here.  

New Background Knowledge Syllabus 2018 - click here .