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Arkansas Knowledge Test

Who Must Take the Test?

In general, you will be required to take the written, vision, and road examination when you apply for an Arkansas driver's license for the first time or upgrade to a different class of driver's license.

When you wish to renew your Arkansas license, you will be required to take the written test if your license has been expired for 31 days or more.

If you are licensed in another state and move to Arkansas, you may surrender your out-of-state license in exchange for an Arkansas driver's license. Your out-of-state license must not be expired over 31 days, suspended, or revoked. If the out-of-state license is expired over 31 days or you do not have the license to surrender, you will be required to take the written and vision examination. The road test will normally be waived.

If the out-of-state license is expired over one year, you will be required to take the road examination in addition to the written knowledge test and the vision test.

Drivers with an out-of-country license who are required to obtain an Arkansas driver's license must, in general, pass all examinations.

How Many Questions are on the Arkansas Knowledge Test?

The Arkansas written knowledge test has 25 questions. You must correctly answer 20 questions (80%).

Are You Ready for Your Drivers Permit Test?


Read the state Driver's Manual or Handbook. All real permit test questions are based on the material in this manual. Get familiar with all areas and learn the laws and rules presented. Pay special attention to facts that are bolded or highlighted.

Give yourself plenty of time. Start preparing at least two weeks before the real test.

Take several of our driver permit practice tests to make sure you are ready for the real examination.

Our Practice Tests

Our permit and license practice tests contain 25 questions. You must correctly answer 20 questions to pass (80%). This is a common passing score in most states. You should, however, aim for a score of 90% or more on a permit practice test.

Read Carefully

Read all questions and answers carefully. You will see many DMV test answers, but do NOT focus on memorizing exact phrases - focus on understanding! The practice permit test questions may be repeated with several different alternatives and different wording. Real DMV permit test questions are created the same way.

All questions are multiple-choice or true/false. Only one alternative is correct and acceptable. If you see All of the above, None of the above, or similar as one alternative, make sure you evaluate all alternatives carefully.


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