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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.
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 and 20 questions about safe driving and Ohio traffic laws.
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 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).
What Documents do You Need to Apply?
Here is what you must prove to BMV when you apply for a temporary permit or full driver’s license:
Full legal name
Date of birth
Legal presence in the US
Social Security number
Ohio street address
Bring your Birth Certificate or U.S. passport (they prove your name, date of birth and legal presence), your Social Security Card, and at least two documents showing your name and street address.
As proof of your address BMV will typically accept pay stubs, bank statements, credit card statements, and school records (more examples ). Note that you need 2 documents from different sources.
If you are a minor, a certified statement of your Ohio address from your parents or legal guardian is enough.
As a resident alien, you need your green card or visa to prove your legal presence in the US.
Once BMV has accepted your documents, you can proceed with the knowledge test and the vision screening.
What Should You Expect from the Knowledge Exam?
The purpose of the knowledge test is to verify that you have sufficient knowledge of common road signs and traffic laws to start your driving practice.
You will find answers to all exam questions in the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws .
The handbook can be downloaded from BMVs website . It is available in English, Spanish, and Somali.
Make sure you study it before taking the exam. Don’t listen to people who say that it is all common sense, and that you can skip reading the manual. You can’t.
The Ohio knowledge test itself is available in several languages:
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.
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.
BMV Questions in Exam Mode
There are more than 100 tests to cover all your needs. Good Luck!
Renewing Your Ohio License During the Pandemic
If your license has expired recently or is about to expire, there is no rush to renew!
If your license, ID card, or vehicle registration (including plates and stickers) expired on or after March 9, 2020, your expiration date has been automatically extended until 90 days after Ohio’s state of emergency ends or December 1, 2020, whichever comes first.