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Montana Knowledge Test

Who Must Take the Test?

All applicants for a first license must pass the knowledge, vision, and road tests.

Out-of-state drivers who hold a valid out-of-state license may usually exchange their basic driver license for a Montana driver license without a knowledge or road test.

A renewal of your Montana license may be completed within three months after the expiration without retesting. If your license is more than three months expired, you must reapply as a new driver and pass all applicable licensing tests.

If your license was revoked and the period of revocation expires, you may apply for a new license. In this situation you must retake and pass all applicable knowledge and road tests.

Montana Knowledge Test

The written test will verify your knowledge on Montana traffic laws and safe driving.

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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