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Idaho Knowledge Test

Who Must Take the Test?

All new drivers applying for an original Idaho license are required to pass a knowledge exam.

If you are less than 17 years of age, you must successfully complete a driver training program and comply with the requirements of the Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) Program. After the supervised instruction period, you must take and pass the written knowledge test before receiving your driver's license.

If you are older than 17, the GDL requirements do not apply. You start the application process by taking the written knowledge test and a vision screening at a county sheriff's office.

When transferring from another state, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia, you will be required to pass a Class D written knowledge test, even if you have been licensed in Idaho previously.

Idaho Knowledge Test

The questions on the knowledge exam are based on the topics discussed in the Driver's Manual. Out of 40 questions on the test, you must correctly answer 34 to pass.

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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