Utah Knowledge Test
Who Must Take the Test?
To obtain a learner's permit you must successfully pass the written test. If you are younger than age 19, you must complete an approved driver education course while holding the permit. Once completed, you will be required to pay a nonrefundable original license fee, and pass a driving skills test. If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to hold a learners permit for six months before applying for a provisional license.
If you let your Utah license expire, you must apply for a new license. In such a case, you should also be prepared to complete all phases of the examination process (including the knowledge test).
If you are new to Utah and you have been previously licensed in another U.S. State or Country, you are required to pass a 25-question open-book test.
If you cannot provide proof of an out-of-country or out-of-state driver license, you must pass a 50-question closed book test.
When applying for a Utah driver license, your privilege to drive in another state cannot be suspended, revoked, disqualified, or denied.
Utah Knowledge Test
The written knowledge test will be questions based upon information in the Utah Driver Handbook. The questions will be related to your specific written test or tests for the required license and/or endorsements.
In general, you will be shown several common road signs and asked to tell what they mean. You will also be asked question about rules and safe driving practices.
Utah allows you take two written tests in the same day. After two failures, you must wait until the next day. After three failures, you will be required to pay a new fee. All tests must be completed within six months from the day you paid your fee.
When taking the written test, please arrive early and allow yourself at least one hour to complete the test.
You may take the test in your native language with the assistance of an interpreter approved by the Department of Workforce Services.
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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