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New Mexico MVD License Tests & Permit Practice

New Mexico MVD Test & Permit Practice

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New Mexico Practice Tests

The NM permit practice tests have 40 random questions from a large database. Questions are from the New Mexico Driver Manual and real examinations. After each question, you will see if your answer is correct or not. Should you miss a question, there is also a brief explanation.

Your first step is to get the latest version of the New Mexico Driver Manual. You can get it from your local MVD office or download it online from MVD doesn’t update the manual very often, but you should still make sure you have the latest version.

After studying the manual, practice tests help you to verify how much you learned and if you are ready for the real test or not.

We help you pass your New Mexico exam

The passing score in New Mexico is 70 percent, which means you must answer at least 28 questions correctly. On the practice tests you should aim for a full score. It gives you a great margin for making a few errors on the real examination.

Take as many tests as you need to feel confident with all questions and answers.

The article about risky study tactics can help you avoid some less successful study habits.


Who Must Take the Knowledge Exam?

All persons applying for a first-time New Mexico driver license must pass the knowledge test (and a road test).

If you let a license, in state or out-of-state, expire for 5 years or more, you must also re-take the knowledge test (and a road test).

All applicants with out-of-country drivers’ licenses must also take the written knowledge test.

Anyone who had the driver’s license suspended or revoked for 5 or 10 years must take the written knowledge test again. This includes a revocation due to a DWI conviction, unless the driving privilege was maintained during the revocation period with an Ignition Interlock License. If license revocation due to a DWI conviction is less than a year, you don’t need to take the test.

You don’t have to take the test, if you have a valid out-of-state driver license and move to New Mexico. Out-of-state licenses include District of Columbia and all U.S. territories.

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How Many Questions are there on the New Mexico Written Test?

The official New Mexico knowledge exam has 40 questions and you must correctly answer 28 questions (70%).

Test questions are from the New Mexico Driver Manual and administered on computer-based kiosk machines. You have two hours to complete your test. Note: you are typically not allowed to start the test after 3pm. This is to make sure you have enough time to complete the test.



If You Fail the First Time

Should you fail the test, you can re-take it the same day, but not more than twice per week.

If you fail your New Mexico knowledge exam three times, you must wait six months (from the date of the original application) before you can take a new test.

Test in Other Languages

Knowledge tests are available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Italian, German, French, Vietnamese, and Chinese.

50 Practice Tests at Your Fingertips - Driver's Prep

50 Practice Tests

There are 50 practice tests with mixed questions. Probably all you need to pass the exam.


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  You will be screened for high temperature before entering.


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