Oregon Knowledge Tests
Who Must Take the Test?
For an Oregon original license of any type or upgrade to a different you must pass the following tests: vision, driving Knowledge, and driving skill (road test).
Persons under 18 years of age must also take the Safe Driving Practices Knowledge Test to get a license.
Anyone moving to Oregon with an out-of-state or out-of-country license must pass the class C knowledge test and surrender any valid driver license or permit issued by another jurisdiction. If your license is not valid you may be required to pass the road test as well.
Oregon Knowledge Test
The Oregon class C knowledge test will contain questions about road signs, traffic laws and other information you need to know to drive in Oregon. The test is based on information found in the driver's manual.
The knowledge test is offered on a touch-screen computer, with or without audio assistance. It is a multiple-choice test with 35 questions. To pass you must correctly answer 28 questions; a passing score of 80%.
If you fail any of your first three knowledge test attempt, you must wait until at least the next day before taking a new test. Failing a fourth or subsequent attempt, requires a waiting time of 28 days or more.
The test is available in one of the following languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
With permission, you may use a foreign language translation dictionary or an authorized interpreter. Contact your local DMV office for further details. You should also contact DMV if you require any other special accommodation.
Only people taking the test are allowed into the testing area, except for authorized interpreters.
During the test it is not allowed to cheat, talk, use a cell phone or any other electronic devices, write or take notes. If you don't follow rules and guidelines given, or you are found cheating, your test will be stopped immediately. You will not be allowed to test again for 90 days.
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 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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