NY Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode has 25 random questions based on the handbook and real NY 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 New York 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 New York is 70 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 18 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.
Who Must Take the New York Written Test?
As a first-time applicant you must always pass a written knowledge test and pay application and license fees. You must also pass the vision test. Most drivers must also complete an approved 5-hour classroom training course and pass the road test.
If you are a new resident with a valid license issued by a U.S. state, territory or possession, or a Canadian province or territory, you must pass the vision test, but the knowledge test, safe driving course, and road test are usually waived.
If your out-of-state license has been valid for less than six months or expired more than one year ago, you must pass the written and road tests and complete the safe driving course.
If you are transferring a license from a foreign country other than Canada, you must pass the vision test, complete the safe driving course, and you must pass a written and road test. New York State also requires that you turn in your foreign driver’s license, which may be destroyed.
Your New York license may be renewed up to one year after the expiration date. After one year you must reapply for a license and take all necessary exams.
New York State Knowledge Exam
The written test examines your knowledge of the rules of the road, safe driving techniques, road signs and their meanings, and the laws about the use of alcohol and drugs while driving. It consists of 20 questions and you must correctly answer 14 questions or more to pass (70%). Four questions will be asked about road signs and their meanings, two of which must be correctly answered.
While New York State doesn’t release any data on passing rates, NYS is commonly considered as an easy state for passing the written knowledge test. Older data shows that only 1 out of 5 fail their first attempt. Of those, a large portion studied less than 10 hours for the test. You can easily beat the statistics by just studying a little bit more and take several permit practice tests at driversprep.com.