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Practice Tests for New Maryland Drivers

When it comes to taking the written driving test, DMV.com has your best interest in mind. The team's best solution for preparing for the written drivers test is in the form of our unique Study Guide and Practice Test. These two study tools will help you prepare yourself for the written knowledge exam. Our DMV.com Study Guide and Practice Test are the most efficient test-preparation tools that will get test-ready in a fraction of the time.

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

In order to pass your written driving exam on the first time, review our proven study tactics outlined below.

How to Pass the Maryland Written Driver's Test

As you formulate your study routine for your DMV written exam, follow these three steps, developed by the expert team at DMV.com:

  1. To begin studying for the written drivers exam, you need to read the chapters on road rules, traffic signs and signals from the Maryland Driver’s Manual
  2. Once you review the relevant testing chapters, use the DMV.com Study Guide. It contains only the most important pieces of information you need to know for the written knowledge exam.
  3. Then, employ the DMV driving practice exam and check your driving knowledge.

Use the DMV.com's FREE Sample Practice Test online now and view an accurate example of the official DMV written drivers test. Taking the Practice Drivers Test and checking your knowledge on Maryland road rules and traffic laws will get you prepared for the Test Day.

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Road Rules to Study

In our Study Guide, DMV.com outlines only the most important MD driving topics, for your convenience while studying for your written driving exam. They include:

  • Defensive driving
  • Right of way
  • Understanding vehicle speed
  • Following and stopping distance
  • Lane driving
  • Turning
  • Parking

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

When trying to minimize the risk of failing the DMV written drivers exam, you can never be too cautious. You must learn the traffic laws and road rules from the Maryland Driver’s Manual. Moreover, you will also need to use our DMV.com Study Guide and Practice Test exam-preparation tools, if you want to achieve success on your written driving test.

In our DMV.com Study Guide, you will find the most important information from the official driver’s manual. You also have unlimited access to the online Practice Driving Test. You can use the Study Guide first, and then take our Driver Practice Test in order to see which subjects require your additional preparation before taking the official DMV written drivers test.

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Knowing When to Take the Maryland Driving Test

We recommend that once you score 90% or more on the DMV Practice Test, that you book an appointment to take the official written knowledge test. If you do not score 90 percent on the driver practice test though, go back and revisit both the Study Guide and Practice Test until you feel ready to take the official DMV written drivers exam.

Test Day Tips

Once you feel confident in your DMV studies, the next step is to schedule your driving test with the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles. As Test Day nears, make sure to remember the following:

  1. The Maryland written drivers test consists of 20 questions. You must get at least 17 questions (85%) correct for a passing score.
  2. The cost to get a driver’s license in Maryland is $9 per year. The fee for the written drivers test is included in the cost for a driver's license.
  3. To take the official Maryland written driving exam, you must be at least 15 years and 9 months old.

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DMV Checklist

When you apply for a driver's license, you must visit the Maryland DMV and prepare to prove your full legal name, identity, age and lawful presence in the U.S. Review the documents you may provide below:

  • Proof of age and identity:
  • A U.S. birth certificate
  • A U.S. passport
  • A consular report of birth abroad
  • A permanent resident card
  • A Certificate of naturalization
  • A Certificate of citizenship
  • An Unexpired Employment Authorization Documents (EAD)
  • Proof of Social Security or Maryland taxes:
    • A Social Security card
    • A W-2 form
    • A pay stub
  • Two proofs of residential address:
    • Utility bills
    • A Maryland vehicle registration card or title
    • A checking or savings account statement
    • A life insurance card or policy
    • A property tax bill or receipt
    • A mortgage account or proof of home ownership
    • A major credit card bill
    • A residential rental contract or residential service contract
    • A first class mail from a federal, state or local government agency
    • A copy of federal or MD income tax return filing
    • An installment contract from a bank or other financial institution
    • A sales tax or business license
    • A canceled check with imprinted name and address
    • A voter registration card
    • A selective service card

Test Languages

The Maryland written driving test is available in English and the following languages:

  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

The Maryland 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 MD 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”. The DMV may collect copies of all your documents and send for review to DHS.
    • 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

After achieving success on the Maryland written drivers exam, you need to get prepared for the road test. If you fail the road test on your first try, you can take the road test again. However, DMV.com encourages future drivers to practice actual driving behind the wheel before scheduling your Maryland DMV road skills test appointment.

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

Note that in order to be issued a Maryland driver's license, you need to hold a provisional license for at least 18 months without being convicted of a traffic citation or conviction.

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