Practice Tests for New Alabama Drivers

The Study Guide will minimize the time you spend on studying and reading the Alabama Driver’s Manual. This unique cheat sheet contains only the most important pieces of information on road rules and traffic signs that you need to know for the written drivers exam.

Did You Know? The Alabama DMV reports that 45% of test takers pass the DMV drivers exam on their first try.

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How to Pass the Alabama Written Driver's Test

In order to pass the exam on the first time, simply follow the our study tactics discussed below.

  1. Thoroughly review the Alabama Driver’s Manual, focusing on all traffic laws and road signs.
  2. Then, cement the material you have reviewed in the driving handbook by reading through our Study Guide, which will reinforce the important topics.
  3. Once you feel comfortable with all of the DMV testing criteria, take the Practice drivers test to check how well you learned the material. Repeat this process until you achieve a high passing score on the drivers practice test.

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Road Rules to Study

Our team has comprised a study guide with only the crucial subjects necessary for acing your written driving exam. In the Study Packet, you will find topics including:

  • Good Driving Habits
  • Turns
  • Sharing the Road with Motorcycles
  • Sharing the Road with Large Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Bicycles
  • Alabama’s Safety Belt and Child Restraint Laws

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

If you want to pass the DMV written drivers exam on your first attempt, you must put extra effort in the preparation process. The Alabama Driver’s Manual,alone, will not guarantee a passing score. So, enlist the help of by first, trusting in our Study Guide. Once you are done with the reading and studying parts of the preparation process, take our Driver Practice Test as many times as you need until you feel like you are ready to take the official Alabama DMV written drivers test.

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Knowing When to Take the Alabama Driving Test

You need to aim for a score of at least 90 percent on the DMV Practice Test, which will indicate that you are ready to take the official Alabama DMV written knowledge test. However, scoring less than 90 percent does not mean that you are not retaining material. It means that you only need additional time to go over those sections. advises you to continue your ritual with our Study Guide and Practice Test combination, until you’re ready for the official written drivers exam. Note that you have unlimited access to the Practice Test, so take full advantage of this driving test aid.

Test Day Tips

Once you feel confident in your DMV studies, the time will come to schedule your written knowledge test with the Alabama DMV. Note the following as Test Day approaches:

  1. The Alabama written drivers test consists of 30 questions. You must get at least 24 questions (80%) correct for a passing score.
  2. The cost to get a driver’s license in Alabama is $36.25
  3. The AL written drivers test fee is $5.
  4. To take the official Alabama written driving exam, you must be at least 15 years old.
  5. You must go to an AL DMV office, in person, to submit a learner’s permit application and take the written drivers test.
  6. Drivers have the option to retake the Alabama written drivers license test if they fail.

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DMV Checklist

You are required to take the AL written drivers license test the same day as you apply for your learner’s permit or your driver's license, so have the following documents ready:

  • Proof of Social Security number:
    • Social Security card
    • W2 form
    • Pay stub
  • Primary Documents:
    • Certified U.S. birth certificate
    • U.S. passport
    • Alabama identification card
    • Alabama driver license
    • Certificate of naturalization
    • Certificate of citizenship
    • U.S. certificate of birth abroad
    • Resident alien card
    • Valid foreign passport
  • Secondary Documents:
    • U.S. state-issued driver license or non-driver ID card
    • Current international driver license/permit
    • Marriage license
    • U.S. armed forces driver license
    • U.S. military DD-214
    • Professional license issued by a state or federal agency
    • Selective Service card
    • Veterans Administration card
    • Current medical insurance identification card
    • U.S. military ID card
    • ID card issued by school with photo
    • School enrollment form
    • Certified school record
    • W-2 tax form
    • Documents from court of record

Test Languages

The Alabama written driving test is available in English, as well as the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

The Alabama DMV now offers driver’s licenses to both documented and undocumented immigrants living in the state. Non-US citizens are required to provide documents proving their identity and residency in order to get a learner’s permit or a driver's license. Accepted documents are listed below:

  • Passport:
    • Original I-20 showing your entry to the U.S. (If you lost your original I-20 you should apply for a replacement I-20 and the new I-20 will be reprinted with a notation of “Replace Lost I-20".)
    • I-94 print out
  • Two documents as proof of residency:
    • Lease agreement with address, name and signature of the landlord
    • Utility bill
    • Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university dated within 12 months prior to application
    • Renter’s insurance policy

After the Written Test

Once you are done with the written drivers exam, the next step is to pass a road test. If you fail the road skills test on your first try, you will have another chance to take the road test, but not on the same day. In order to avoid re-taking your road skills test, spend additional hours driving behind the wheel before scheduling an appointment at the Alabama DMV.

To be issued an AL driver's license, all applicants must be at least 17 years old, and must hold their provisional license for at least six months.

Additionally, you will need to pass a vision test with a visual acuity of 20/40 with or without glasses.

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