KY Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode has 25 random questions based on the handbook and real KY DMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study? Well, your first step is to get the latest version of the Kentucky Driver’s Manual. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in Kentucky is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent with ease.
Kentucky Written Knowledge Test
Who Must Take the Test?
All first-time applicants must pass the Kentucky knowledge test.
If you have an out-of-state license that has expired at least one day, the written and vision tests will be required.
All non U.S. citizens, with the exception of permanent residents, holding a valid license from another state or country are required to take the written test.
You also need to take the knowledge test, if you let your driver’s license expire for more than one year or if your license was suspended for more than one year.
The Official Written DMV Test
The Kentucky written knowledge test contains questions regarding driving rules, regulations, procedures, and highway signs. All questions are based on information in the Kentucky Driver Manual.
How Many Questions does the Kentucky Knowledge Test have?
The Kentucky State Police test has a total of 40 questions and a passing score of 80%. The first part has 30 questions about driving rules, regulations, and procedures. You must correctly answer 24 out of the 30 questions. The second part has 10 road sign questions, of which you can only miss two (2).
Should you fail the official permit exam, you may return the next day. You may take the written test a total of six times. If you fail the written test six times, you must wait six months.
The test is available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, German, Indian (Hindi), Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
Tests can also be given orally.