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Maryland MVA License Test & Permit Practice

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Free Permit Practice Tests for Maryland Driver’s License

Each permit practice test has 25 questions based on the Driver’s Manual and real MVA tests. After answering a question, you will get instant feedback and a brief explanation if you got it wrong. If you miss a question, study the information in the manual and make sure you fully understand why an answer is correct.

When you prepare for your first learner’s permit or full driver’s license, always start by reading the driver’s manual. You can get a copy from your local MVA office or download it online. Make sure you have the latest version. When you have a good understanding of Maryland’s rules of the road, use these practice tests to check your progress and if you are ready for the exam or not.

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The passing score in Maryland is 88 percent, which means you must answer at least 22 questions correctly. It is a good idea to get all questions right when you use the practice tests. If you do, you are more likely to pass the real exam.


Who Must Take the Maryland Knowledge Test?

  • All new drivers applying for an initial Maryland learner’s permit or driver’s license must take and pass the written knowledge exam.
  • This may also apply to anyone applying for a new license after a revocation.
  • If you let your current license expire for more than one year, you may also be required to take all tests again.
  • Applicants with an out-of-county license must also pass the knowledge test.

If you hold a driver’s license from another state, tests are usually waived.

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What You Need to Know about Knowledge Testing

The typical test for the noncommercial Class C consists of 25 questions. You need a score of 88% or better to pass. This is higher than in many other states. So, make sure you prepare well.

You have 20 minutes to complete the knowledge test. 20 minutes is usually more than enough. Don’t be lured into answering questions too quickly. Remember to read everything carefully.

Knowledge tests are administered on a computer and are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and French. If you prefer a test on paper, make sure you ask for in advance. You can use foreign language interpreters for other languages, but MVA does not pay the interpreter fee.

If you need an oral test, you must make an appointment. You must schedule your appointment at the branch office.

All electronic devices must be turned off and put away. This includes cell phones, tablets, and MP3 players. So, don’t try to cheat.

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Should you fail the test the first time, you can take it again the next business day. But if you fail the test again, you must wait a minimum of seven days, before you can retake it.

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