OH Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode have 25 random questions based on the handbook and real OH BMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How Should You 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. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these BMV practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The BMV knowledge test in Ohio has 40 multiple-choice questions about motor vehicle regulations and traffic signs. 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. Practice long enough to make sure you can reach a score of 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.
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 Should You Expect from the Exam?
You will get questions on common traffic laws and road signs.
All questions on the exam are based on information from the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws.
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. You must answer 75 percent of the questions correctly to pass.
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BMV Questions in Exam Mode
We also offer practice tests in exam mode. These practice tests have the feedback at the end of the test, just like the real thing. There are more than 80 tests in exam mode.