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Wisconsin Practice Tests
The Wisconsin preparation tests for your driver license or learner’s permit have 25 random questions from a large database. After each question, you get instant feedback about whether your answer is correct or not. There is also a short explanation about rules and the best answer if you miss a question.
Answers to all questions are found in the The Wisconsin Motorists’ Handbook. After getting a good understanding of the handbook, take several practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
Remember, both the real test and the practice tests have questions from a very large pool of questions. You shouldn’t try to memorize answers, since they sometimes are worded in different ways. A true understanding of rules and safe driving practices is a safer way to prepare. It also helps you become a responsible and safe driver.
The passing score in Wisconsin is 80 percent. On the real exam, which has 50 questions, you must get at least 40 questions right.
On the practice tests, you should aim higher. Try to get a full score (25 correct answers) on at least a handful of tests.
Who Must Pass the Wisconsin Knowledge Test?
The following must pass the Wisconsin written knowledge test:
- New drivers getting their first instruction permit.
- New Wisconsin residents with a license from a foreign country.
- New Wisconsin residents with an out-of-state license expired more than eight years.
- Drivers wanting to add a new class and/or endorsement to their existing driver license.
- Drivers with a Wisconsin license expired more than eight years.
New Wisconsin residents with a valid license from another state can get a Wisconsin license without passing the knowledge or skills tests.
The Purpose of the Wisconsin Knowledge Exam
The purpose of the knowledge test is to determine your knowledge of Wisconsin traffic laws and safe driving, including knowledge of the following: rules of the road, highway signs, vehicle equipment requirements, driving techniques, fuel efficient operation of motor vehicles, the effects of alcohol or controlled substance use in connection with the operation of motor vehicles, the need for anatomical gifts, and the need for vehicle control in the proximity of sight-impaired pedestrian.
How Many Questions?
The real Wisconsin DMV test has 50 questions and you must correctly answer 40 questions (a passing score of 80%). This means you can miss no more than 10 questions. The recommended time allowed for the written knowledge test in Wisconsin is 45 minutes.
What You Should Know about the Test
DMV Tests are given on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.
All tests are offered on a computerized system with touch screens. After each question, you will now if you answered it correctly or not.
If you have trouble reading, the test can be offered with an audio option. Make you sure you ask about it before you start your exam.
If you fail the knowledge test, you cannot take it again until the next day. If you fail five times within a year, you must get special permission before you can take the test again. In such a situation, you will need to show what you have done to improve your ability to succeed on your next attempt.
Class D (regular license) knowledge and signs tests are available in the following languages: English, Chinese, Hmong, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, and Spanish.
100 Tests at Your Fingertips
There are 100 practice tests available. Each test has random test questions from the same database. You can take the tests as many times as you need.
Since laws differ between states, it is not always a good idea to take tests designed for other states. You might end up learning the wrong thing.