Practice Tests for New Kentucky Drivers

As a Kentucky resident, as you near the age of 16, your first hurdle to getting a Kentucky driver’s license is passing the written knowledge exam. To guide you, DMV.com created the Premium Driver’s License Practice Test and Study Guide. These are effective study tools built with the single intention of helping you pass the DMV written test the first time.

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

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How to Pass the Kentucky Written Driver's Test

Our expert team of researchers identified the most important traffic laws and road rules you will need to know, in order to optimize your DMV studies. Get on the path to passing your driving test by following the below steps:

  1. Begin by reviewing the Kentucky Driver’s License Handbook, and become familiar with the road rules and traffic laws of the state.
  2. Review the DMV.com Study Guide to reinforce the material delivered in the KY driver handbook.
  3. Then, to prepare you fully for the real DMV exam, you have an in-depth Practice Test to take as many times as needed.

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Road Rules to Study

As you begin to utilize the DMV.com Study Guide, focus all your attention on thechapters concerning:

  • Signs and signals
  • Road rules and regulations
  • Marking featured on the pavement
  • Proper operation in inclement conditions

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

At DMV.com, it is our mission to get you prepared for the written exam, and help you pass the first time. Our expert team devised strong study tools to get you there. That just leaves you with spending some time committing the road rules to memory.

Once you review the Kentucky Driver’s License Handbook, proceed diligently with the DMV.com Study Guide. The best part of the Guide is that all the important laws are written in a short and concise manner. This approach to studying is proven as the most effective way of learning in half the time. After reviewing the cheat sheet, test yourself with the DMV Practice Test. Questions focus on the same topics that the official DMV written permit test does.

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Knowing When to Take the Kentucky Driving Test

You know you’re ready for your written DMV exam once you score 90% or higher on the Practice Test. Even though you only need 80% to pass the KY DMV drivers test, you are encouraged to take precaution and go into the exam fully prepared. If you score less than a 90%, continue with your studies, focusing on the topics that you are not retaining successfully.

Test Day Tips

As you begin to feel confident in your studies, schedule an appointment with the KY DMV to book your Test Day. As the date approaches, keep in mind the following:

  1. To pass the KY DMV written knowledge test, you need to score an 80% or higher.
  2. The drivers exam consists of 40 questions, 10 of which are dedicated to road signs. You may only get two road sign questions wrong. For the remaining 30 questions, you must get at least 24 correct.
  3. To help you prepare, use the DMV.com Kentucky Driver’s License Practice Test. Questions cover information from traffic signs to driving in inclement weather.
  4. The fee to take the Kentucky written drivers test is $12. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet accepts cash, credit cards, debit cards, money orders and cashier’s checks.
  5. To pass the written driving exam and receive a learners permit, you must be at least 16 years old in Kentucky.

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DMV Checklist

To take the written drivers license test and get your provisional license, bring the following documents with you:

  • Proof of legal name and birth date:
    • US birth certificate
    • Valid US passport
    • Request for a Verification of Birth
    • Tribal ID card
  • Proof of residency:
    • Rental or lease agreement with both the owner/landlord’s signature and your own
    • Residential deed
    • Mortgage statement
    • Utility bills
    • Official school documentation
    • Official medical documentation
    • Employee pay stub or other official employment documentation
    • Insurance papers
    • IRS correspondence
    • OR ID card
    • Bank statement
  • One proof of name change (if applicable):
    • Adoption documents
    • Official name change documents
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce legal papers
    • Domestic partnership documents

Note that of your parents or legal guardians must go to the DMV office with you. A signature is required by one if you are younger than 18. In addition, you must provide a School Compliance Verification form.

Test Languages

The Kentucky DMV drivers test can be taken in English, and is also available in the following languages:

  • Albanian
  • Bosnian
  • Cambodian
  • Croatian
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Laotian
  • Persian
  • Romanian
  • Somali
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Vietnamese

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

To apply for driving documentation as a non-US citizen, you need to provide proof of legal residency with one of the following items:

  • Valid foreign passport:
    • Arrival/Departure Record (I-94, CBP I-94A)
    • A page within the passport stamped “Processed for I-551”
    • Notice of Action (I-797A)
    • I-94 or CBP I-94A stamped "Refugee" or "Asylee" or "Paroled Until" or "Parolee"
      I-94 with attached photo stamped "Upon endorsement serves as Temporary I-551 evidencing permanent residency for one year”
  • One of the following U.S. Department of Homeland Security documents (must still be valid):
    • Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Resident Alien Card or Permanent Resident Card
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Permit to Re-enter (I-327)
    • Refugee Travel Document (I-571)
    • Identification Card of Resident Citizens in the United States (I-179)
    • U.S. Citizen Identification Card (I-197).

In addition, you will also have to show the following documents:

  • Proof of residency:
    • Rental or lease agreement with both the owner/landlord’s signature and yours
    • Residential deed
    • Mortgage statement
    • Utility bills
    • Official school documentation
    • Official medical documentation
    • Employee pay stub or other official employment documentation
    • Insurance papers
    • IRS correspondence
    • OR ID card
    • Bank statement
  • One proof of name change (if applicable):
    • Adoption documents
    • Official name change documents
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce legal papers
    • Domestic partnership documents

After the Written Test

With your passing score on the DMV written knowledge test, now you will be issued a learner permit. This gives you the opportunity to start driving on the roadways while under supervision. If you’re younger than 18, you need to enroll in and complete drivers ed, such as the following:

  • Four-hour Graduated License Course
  • Drivers education course offered by your high school
  • Private driver’s safety course

Then, you can drive with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old. To get to the next step, you need to hold your practice learner’s permit for at least 180 days and complete 60 hours of driving, 10 of which must happen at night.

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