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Kansas Written Test

Are You Required to Take the Test?

If you have never been licensed before you must pass a written examination. If you have an expired out-of-state license you must also pass the written examination.

With a valid out-of-state license (may not be canceled, suspended, or revoked in any state) the written test is normally waived.

If you wish to renew a Kansas Driver's License and the license has been expired for more than one year, full testing will be required. Full testing includes the vision, written, and driving examinations.

Kansas Written Test

This Kansas knowledge test contains 25 questions on Kansas traffic laws. You must also identify certain signs by their shape, color, or the symbol appearing on them. The passing score is 80% (20 correct answers)

Questions are based on the information in the Kansas driving handbook. Many questions on the test are illustrated by color photographs throughout the handbook.

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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