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What are Arizona MVD Permit Practice Tests?
Each Arizona permit practice test at Driver’s Prep has 30 questions, picked randomly from a large database. We have designed all our tests to help you study for your real examination. All practice tests at driversprep are 100% FREE.
No gimmicks and no registration.
You can find the answers to all test questions in the Arizona Driver License Manual. When you take the real AZ MVD exam you are likely to see questions that are, if not exactly same, at least very similar to these practice tests.
You should know that we have offered free prep tests since 2007 and give you sample tests you can trust.
We, however, also stretch it a bit. Hopefully, we can help you, not only to pass the test, but also to be a safe and knowledgeable driver.
After each question on the practice test, you get instant feedback. If your answer is wrong, you get a brief explanation. This will help you learn faster and pass the real exam the 1st time.
How Should I Study for the AZ MVD Test?
That is a very good question.
Start by getting the latest version of the Arizona Driver License Manual. Study the manual and get a feel for everything you need to know for your exam. Sometimes, you need to study important chapters more than once.
Then, use these permit practice tests to check your progress and see what you have missed in the driver’s. Don’t use the test as a replacement for reading the manual, the tests are intended as a supplement only.
What is the Passing Score on the Arizona MVD Exam?
The passing score in Arizona is 80 percent, which means you must correctly answer at least 24 of 30 questions.
When you study and practice for the permit exam, aim higher. To be on the safe side, it is always a good idea to strive for the perfect score of 100%.
Focus on learning and understanding, not memorizing.
Exam questions are drawn from a large pool of questions. AZ MVD asks questions in many ways and choices are not always worded identically. Memorization without true understanding can trip you up on the test, but more importantly; it doesn’t make you a good driver.
When Do I Need to Take the Arizona MVD Knowledge Test?
When you apply for your first original driver’s license or an instruction permit, you must always pass a written knowledge test, a vision test, and a road test.
You must also take the written test after Arizona MVD has revoked your driver’s license.
A revocation is a complete withdrawal of your Arizona driving privilege. The termination is indefinite and there is no guarantee that you will get your license back. After a specified time period, you may apply for a new license and you must pass all tests again.
This is different from a license suspension. If your driver’s license would have been suspended, your privilege is not terminated – it is just put on hold. It is a temporary action for a period of time, after which you will get your license back.
What if I have a License from Another State?
If you have a driver’s license from another state and want to get an Arizona license, MVD usually waives both the written test and the driving test.
There are, however, some situations when Arizona officials can ask you to pass a knowledge test, even if you have a valid driver’s license. If you are in doubt, it’s a good idea to contact your local MVD office before you visit.
How Many Questions are on the Arizona MVD Test?
The real driver’s license and permit exam has 30 multiple-choice questions. You can miss 6 questions and still pass (80%).
You take the test at a computer workstation using a touch screen. The test has random questions from a larger pool of questions based on content of the Arizona Driver License Manual.
Can I Take the Arizona Test at Home?
If you are under 18 years, AZMVD offers the option to take the test online in your home with supervision of parents or legal guardians.
To qualify as a test administrator in in the Permit Test @ Home program, a parent or legal guardian must:
- Possess a State-issued driver license or ID card
- Certify that they are the test takers parent/guardian
- Commit to administering the exam in a room or facility where access can be limited
- Ensure test taker don’t have access to other mobile or electronic devices, documents, notes or writing materials during the exam
The registration for the Permit Test @ Home account is made by the parent or legal guardian.
Just like the official test at an AZMVD location, the test is scored as it progresses. You will see the results immediately with an on-screen notification. You need 24 correct answers to pass.
Should you fail, you can retake the test without waiting time and with no extra fees. When you take the test at the MVD office, you must wait 1 day before you can take it again.
The online test can also be offered by an Arizona Professional Driving School.
Can I Ask for an Oral Test?
If you have trouble reading, you should ask for an oral test at one of MVD’s locations. They will offer oral tests in the following situations:
- You cannot read, or your reading competency is low.
- You have incorrectly answered many questions on a previous test or has failed a second or third attempt.
- You read in a foreign language and a written test in the foreign language is not available.
What If I Fail the First Time?
MVD gives you three attempts to pass the written test within 12 months from the date of the application.
Should you fail the test, you can take it again the next day. After failing three times, you must pay for a new application.
Note that this doesn’t apply if you are under 18 years and use the Permit Test @ Home program.
What is the GDL Process?
Like all states, Arizona has a Graduated License Program. The purpose is to allow teen drivers to get driving experience and skills gradually over time.
The program has three steps:
- Graduated instruction permit (learner’s permit)
- Graduated restricted driver’s license (provisional license)
- Unrestricted driver’s license (class D)
Graduated Instruction Permit
If you are at least 15 years and 6 months but under 18 years, you can apply for the Instruction Permit.
Bring a completed Driver License Application (Form 40-5122) to the licensing office or start the application online.
If you are under 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must sign the application and the signature must be witnessed. This is usually done when you visit the MVD office.
You must show proof of your identity and age. MVD must also verify your legal U.S. presence. [ Read More ]
Then, before MVD issues the permit, you must pass both the written test and a vision test.
When you have your instruction permit, you can start practicing. You must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years and sits beside you whenever you drive.
The permit is valid for 12 months.
Graduated Driver’s License
When you are 16 years and have had an instruction permit for at least six months, you can apply for a Graduated Driver’s License, often called a provisional license.
MVD will ask for a log of 30 hours of supervised driving practice. You must have completed 20 hours of daytime driving and 10 hours of nighttime driving.
With your restricted driver’s license, you can drive alone. But you can only drive between 5 a.m. and midnight. If you want to drive at night (midnight to 5 a.m.), you must drive with a parent or legal guardian who has a valid driver license and is sitting in the front passenger seat.
You can drive unsupervised after midnight if you are driving to or from a sanctioned school sponsored activity, sanctioned religious activity, place of employment or must drive because of a family emergency.
The nighttime restriction is lifted after the first six months with a graduated driver’s license.
The license also has a passenger restriction. You cannot drive with more than one passenger under the age of 18 unless one of these conditions is met:
- The passengers are your siblings.
- You are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with a valid driver license who occupies the front passenger seat.
Wireless Communication Restrictions
Both the instruction permit and the provisional license comes with a new (2018) wireless device restriction.
While you hold the instruction permit, you cannot use a wireless communication device for any reason except during an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional emergency or safety hazard.
During the first six months with the class G license, you may not drive using a wireless communication device for any reason except:
- During an emergency in which stopping the vehicle is impossible or will create an additional emergency or safety hazard.
- When using an audible turn-by-turn navigation system under specified conditions.
The New Cellphone Law for All License Holders
In 2019, use of handheld devices was be banned for all license holders, but the law is not enforced (no tickets) before 2021.
The new law prohibits:
- Holding a cellphone in any way while talking on the phone.
- Writing, sending or reading any text-based communication including a text, instant message or email.
- Watching any kind of video or recording video.
Unlike some other states you may, however, use a handheld cellphone while stopped at a traffic light or stop light.
You are also allowed to:
- Swipe a phone screen to make or accept a phone call.
- Talk on the phone if using an earpiece, headphone device or device worn on a wrist.
- Use a GPS system.
- Talk on a handheld cellphone when calling 911.
Class D Operator License
You can continue using your Class G graduated driver license even after you turn 18.
You are, however, eligible to get a new license reflecting the Class D operator status. Visit ServiceArizona.com to replace your current graduated license.
If you are under 21 years, the unrestricted license retains the special vertical orientation. It indicates that you are still under 21.
When you turn 21,you are eligible to (but not required to) get a replacement license with the regular horizontal orientation. This license will not have the under-21 designation.
Start Practicing Now!
The sooner you start practicing for your license test, the better. The more tests you take, the more you will learn and the easier the real test will be.
Other Common Questions (FAQ)
Yes. If you are eligible for the Permit Test @ Home program, you can take the knowledge test comfortably at home.
Applications for Arizona driver licenses, identification cards and instruction permits at MVD offices are currently limited. Please call 602.712.2700 for a visit.
Normally, you would complete the online application, gather your documents and then visit an MVD office or Authorized Third Party Driver License provider, where you need to have a photo taken and pass a vision screening.
During the pandemic, your Arizona driver license is automatically extended.
- Driver License renewal requirements are extended six months from the expiration date for all Arizona driver licenses and driving permits that expire between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020.
- Requirements to submit a medical clearance card for a commercial driver license are extended until September 1, 2020.
For example, if a driver license expires on June 20, 2020, the new expiration date will be December 20, 2020.
You must report any change of address to MVD within 10 days. You can change your address online. Register at AZ MVD Now and update your personal information.
You may also visit a Arizona MVD service office. Please call 602.712.2700 to schedule an appointment.
Note that you need to replace your driver license if you want the license to reflect your new address.
Arizona Driver Services don't record failure rates. It is, however, estimated that about one third of all new applicants fail the knowledge test the first time. It is slightly below average in United States.
Due to the use of home tests, estimates are less reliable.