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Ohio Practice Tests

Each Ohio sample test has 40 random questions, just like the real knowledge examination. Questions are from the information in the Ohio Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws and real examinations. After each question, you get instant feedback. If you miss a question, there is a brief explanation to help you learn faster.

The Best Way to Study

Start by getting the latest version of the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws. It is the Ohio Driver’s Handbook issued by Ohio Department of Public Safety. You can get a hard copy from a local office or download a PDF-version online.

When you’ve studied the handbook, use these practice tests to check your progress and if you are ready for the real test or not.

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The BMV knowledge test in Ohio has 40 multiple-choice questions about motor vehicle regulations and traffic signs.

You should expect 20 questions about road signs and signals.

The passing score in Ohio is 75 percent, which means you must be able to answer at least 30 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on the permit practice tests. You should practice enough to make sure you can reach a score of at least 92 percent without any problems and that you truly understand answers. Check with the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws whenever you aren’t sure about the answers.

We have collected some more good advice in this article: How to Ace the DMV Test.


Who Must Take the Written Knowledge Test?

All persons applying for a first permit or driver’s license must pass a written test that is given in two parts and covers Ohio motor vehicle regulations and traffic signs.

These requirements also apply to drivers who have allowed their license to expire for more than six months and to persons who must apply for a new license after losing their license due to a suspension or revocation.

New residents with a valid out-of-state license may be required to take the vision and knowledge tests. If you are under suspension or revocation, you will not be eligible for an Ohio license until you provide a clearance letter.

If you are a holder of a valid foreign driver license and wish to convert to an Ohio driver license, you must take and pass all required tests (vision, knowledge, driving and maneuverability).

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What Should You Expect from the Exam?

You will get questions on common traffic laws and road signs.

You can find the answer to all questions in the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws. So, make sure you read it before taking the exam. Don’t listen to people who say that it is all common sense, and that you can skip the manual. You can’t.

The Ohio knowledge test is available in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, Somali and Japanese. For tests in any other language, please contact your local driver license exam station. Remember that you must always be able to understand directions and read traffic signs printed in English.


If you cannot read or write well enough to take a knowledge test, an audio version of the test in English is available.

Hearing impaired who are unable to read or write well enough may take a knowledge test administered by an interpreter or in video format.

If you fail the knowledge test, you must wait at least one day before retaking the exam.

How Many Questions are on the Ohio Written Test?

The knowledge test is 40 multiple-choice questions about motor vehicle regulations and traffic signs. Remember, you must answer 30 of the 40 questions correctly to pass (75 percent). The passing score is lower than in many other states, but it doesn’t mean that the test is easier.

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All practice tests now have 40 questions. There are more than 100 tests to cover all your needs. Good Luck!

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