Practice Tests for New Montana Drivers

To help you ace the DMV written test, the research team at DMV.com created the Montana Study Guide and Practice Test. These study tools are the most effective resources to guarantee you pass the exam successfully. We know how important getting your learner’s permit is, and the DMV.com study packet is designed to get you in half the time.

Did You Know? Less than half of DMV test-takers pass their written driving exam on the first attempt.

With the help of DMV.com’s study tools, you’ll join the Montana DMV’s passing rate, and be out on the road in a fraction of the time.

How to Pass the Montana Written Driver's Test

The best way to begin your DMV learning is by utilizing a strong study tactic. Utilize our proven three-prong strategy detailed below:

  1. Begin with the official Montana Driver’s Handbook, and learn the foundation of the state’s road rules and traffic laws.
  2. Then, continue with the Study Guide, which is a comprehensive breakdown of the material on which you will be tested.
  3. Once you’re ready with the materials, you are able to then test yourself with the extensive Montana practice drivers test.

Take a minute to try the DMV.com Sample Practice Test. This FREE sample test will get you prepared for how questions are asked on the official exam. Start your studying by answering some questions to see just how well you know the material, as of right now.

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Road Rules to Study

Our DMV.com Study Guide relays only the most crucial topics found on the official DMV exam, so you can focus on what matters. Important topics to learn include:

  • Road signs
  • Turning rules
  • Pavement markings
  • Four-way stop sign navigation
  • Rules for driving in inclement weather

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

The best way to study for the DMV test is to first start with the official Montana Driver’s Handbook. Become familiar with the chapters which focus on road signs, traffic signals and driving laws. The DMV writing test will focus entirely on these chapters; therefore, you need to be fully acquainted with them.

Once you are familiar with the traffic laws and road rules, move on to the DMV.com Study Guide. This is a unique study tool designed to help you learn the road rules in half the time. Information is presented in a streamlined fashion to maximize your learning ability. The Study Guide is a supplemental tool to the handbook and can be used in conjunction, particularly with sections which give you the most trouble to learn.

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Knowing When to Take the Montana Driving Test

As your final step of preparation: Turn to the Practice Test. Available online or as a PDF, you have an unlimited number of times that you can take it. If you got a score of 90% or higher, then you’re ready to book an appointment at the Montana DMV. If you scored less, we recommend you continue studying to gain a better understanding of the sections that are posing problems.

Test Day Tips

Once you feel comfortable with the DMV learning material, take the time to schedule your DMV appointment. Once Test Day arrives, keep these tips in mind:

  1. To pass the Montana DMV exam, you must get a score of at least 82%. This means that, out of 33 questions, 27 must be correct.
  2. You must be 14-and-a-half years to enroll in a Montana-approved traffic safety education course.
  3. You must be 15 years old to enroll in and complete a state-approved traffic education program.
  4. You are eligible to take the written DMV test if you passed a state-approved drivers education class.
  5. The beginner drivers ed class must be taken in person, not online.

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DMV Checklist

Come prepared to the DMV written knowledge test. If you are 16 or younger, then you need to show proof of completion of a driver’s education safety course through a DMV-approved program, as well as the following:

  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of birth date and legal presence, of which a few examples are:
    • Birth Certificate/passport from a US territory
    • US Birth Certificate
    • US Certificate of Birth Abroad
    • Federal Proof of Indian Blood Degree
    • USCIS American Indian Card
    • Valid US Passport
    • US Military ID cards
    • Common Access Cards
    • Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship
  • Name change documents (if applicable), including one of the following:
    • Adoption documents
    • Official name change documents
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce legal papers
    • Domestic partnership documents

Test Languages

In Montana, the written driving test is available in four languages. New drivers can take the knowledge test in:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Chinese

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

If you are a non-US citizen and want to get your learners permit, you can show proof of legal presence with the following documents:

  • 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, which 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 to the following documents, non-citizens must also submit:

    • Proof of residency:
      • Rental or lease agreement with both the owner/landlord’s and your signature
      • Residential deed
      • Mortgage statement
      • Utility bills
      • Official school documentation
      • Official medical documentation
      • Employee pay stub or other official employment documentation
      • Insurance papers
      • IRS correspondence
      • State 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

    Montana employs a three-part learner’s permit program, called the Graduated License Process. If you are younger than 18, then you must carry your learner’s permit for at least six months. In that time period, you must drive while supervised, with an adult (who is 18 years of age or older) sitting in the passenger seat. Also, you must drive a minimum of 50 hours, 10 of which happen at night.

    This permit to drive is called a Traffic Education Learner’s Permit, and it is given after passing the official DMV drivers test. Once the six months pass without incident, you may apply for a First-Year Restricted License. There are certain restrictions that apply, like you cannot drive at night between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

    Then, once you have met the restricted license requirements, you can take the road skills driving test to receive a full unrestricted Montana driver’s license. You will also need to pass a vision test with a visual acuity of 20/40 with or without corrective lenses

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