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Kentucky Permit Practice Tests
The Kentucky practice tests at driversprep.com have 40 random questions each. Tests are based on the information handbook and real exam questions. After each question, you get instant feedback. If your answer isn’t correct, there is also a brief comment to help you learn faster.
When you’ve studied the manual, use these practice tests to check your progress and if you are ready for the real knowledge test or not.
The Passing Score is 80%
The passing score in Kentucky is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 32 of the questions correctly.
It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can correctly answers all questions on a test.
Learn more about how you can ace the exam .
Who Must Take the Kentucky Written Knowledge Test?
All first-time applicants.
All first-time applicants must pass the Kentucky knowledge test, road test, and a vision exam.
Holders of an expired, suspended, or revoked Kentucky license.
You must pass all tests, including the written knowledge test, if you let your Kentucky driver’s license expire for more than one year or if the state has revoked or suspended your license for more than one year.
Holders of a foreign license.
Non-citizens who hold a foreign license may normally drive in Kentucky up to one year after the become residents.
Note that your home country must be part of the Foreign License Reciprocity. If not, you must apply for a Kentucky license within 30 days.
If you are a permanent resident with a valid license from a foreign reciprocity country, you must take the written test and the vision exam. Otherwise, you must pass all testing.
What if I Hold a License from Another State?
If you have a valid out-of-state license, the written test and road test are normally waived. Should you let your out-of-state license expire only one day, you must pass the written and vision tests.
The Official Written DMV Test
The Kentucky written knowledge test has questions about driving rules, regulations, procedures, and highway signs. Answers to all questions are found in the Kentucky Driver Manual.
How Many Questions does the Kentucky Knowledge Test have?
The Kentucky State knowledge 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).
In total, you must have 32 correct answers.
Should you fail the official permit exam, you may take it again the next day.
You can, however, not attempt the written test more than six times in a row.
Should you fail the written test six times, you must wait six months before you can try again.
The official test is available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Persian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.
If you have trouble reading, you can ask for an oral test in English.
Kentucky State Traffic Schools
Since November, 2020, the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing has halted all in-person state traffic school and graduated license courses. You may continue to complete the programs via online learning or instructor-led virtual learning. DDL has migrated all classes from in-person instruction to instructor-led virtual learning.
During the COVID-19 emergency you should perform your businesses with DDL online or by drop-off, if possible.
You must wear a face covering nose and mouth when you are in an indoor public space in which it is difficult to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet from all individuals who are not members of that your household.