Police branded the man "stupid" when the hapless learner was stopped by officers in Great Barr.
The man had driven himself to the test centre in Kingstanding in a Mitsubishi.
Learners must always be accompanied by a qualified driver.
After failing his test he was stopped on Birdbrook Road at around 11am on Wednesday.
West Midlands Police officers wrote on Twitter: "Welcome to the world of stupid."
Welcome to the world of stupid. Male turns up at the driving test centre for his driving test. Having driven himself there unsupervised. Then fails his test for the 10th time 🤦♂️ male arrested by D unit Newtown for TWOC offence. pic.twitter.com/hOekgjyl1g— Force Response (@ResponseWMP) October 23, 2019
He was arrested for taking a car without the owner's consent.