Let’s get ready for your Kentucky KSP Permit Test

This Kentucky KSP practice exam has been updated for 2022 and includes 40 questions from the official 2022 KY Driver Handbook. To pass the Kentucky written permit examination, you must score 80%, which means you must properly answer 32 out of 40 questions. The test is accessible in numerous languages and may be given orally to individuals who cannot read English. The Kentucky Driver Manual says you must answer the road sign component of the exam based on your “own knowledge and understanding.” If you fail the exam, you may retake it the following day. The Kentucky learner’s permit costs $10. If you are under the age of 18, you must have parental approval in addition to passing the vision and knowledge examinations. The Kentucky No Pass/No Drive Law requires that your institution submit a School Compliance Verification Form.

Car Practice Tests

Easy

200 questions

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The best place to start. This DMV permit test has road rules related questions, each with detailed explanations to help you truly learn the concepts, rather than just memorizing them. Each test is designed to be exactly like the real one. Feel free to take them as many times as you’d like, then move on to the marathon test.

Practice test 1

Questions: 1-40

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 2

Questions: 41-80

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Practice test 3

Questions: 81-120

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Practice test 4

Questions: 121-160

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 5

Questions: 161-200

Correct: 0/40 Start
Easy Marathon

Your last step before moving to the Road Signs section. Practice all the road rules questions at once.

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Hard

200 questions

Complete: 0/200

Once you’ve gotten the basic road rules down – it’s time to practice a more difficult topic. These road signs practice tests will go over road signs and other tricky topics. Take the practice permit tests as many times as it takes to get a perfect score!

Practice test 1

Questions: 1-40

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 2

Questions: 41-80

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 3

Questions: 81-120

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 4

Questions: 121-160

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 5

Questions: 161-200

Correct: 0/40 Start
Hard Marathon

Your last step before moving to the fines and limits section. Practice all the road signs questions at once.

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Expert

80 questions

Complete: 0/80

Finally starting to get the hang of it? Then it’s time to take the hardest permit tests. These are the most difficult topics that will go over the limits and fines as outlined in the AL Driver Handbook. || Don’t get caught by surprise on the day of your exam! Make sure you practice the most difficult questions!

Practice test 1

Questions: 1-40

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 2

Questions: 41-80

Correct: 0/40 Start
Expert Marathon

Your last step before moving to the fines and limits section. Practice all the limits and fines questions at once.

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Exam Simulator

Random 40 Questions

The Grand Finale. The exam simulator mimics the experience of a KSP exam, pulling random questions from a huge database. It has the same number of questions and the same passing score as your actual exam.

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Who needs a Kentucky driver’s license?
Any Kentucky resident who drives a car.
Who can apply for a Kentucky driver’s license?
Anyone over the age of 16 who has not had their driving license revoked in Kentucky or any other state is eligible for a driver's license.
What is the age requirement to obtain a Kentucky learner’s permit?
You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a driver's license. You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a learner's permit.
Can I apply for a Kentucky driver’s license if I am younger than 18 years old?
For the Kentucky Graduated Licensing Program, you must be at least sixteen years old.
Which documents do I need to provide to apply for a Kentucky driver’s license?
An individual's Social Security Number
Birth Certificate;
The signature and driver's license/social security number of a parent or legal guardian are necessary for applicants under the age of 18.
A school compliance verification document is necessary for applicants under the age of 18.
Certificates that say "No Pass/No Drive"
Do I have to pass a vision test?
Yes, the Kentucky State Police License Examiner will provide a vision screening test.
Where can I apply for a Kentucky driver’s license?
At the Clerk of the Circuit Court in your neighborhood. To find the nearest Kentucky Department of Transportation office, visit https://drive.ky.gov.
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How many questions are on the Kentucky written test?
There are 30 questions on traffic regulations and 10 on road signs on the Kentucky written knowledge test.
What is the score required to pass the test?
At least 80% of the questions must be answered properly.

What am I required to know to pass the written test?
Questions on traffic laws, regulations, procedures, and highway signs must be able to be answered by you.

Can I take the Kentucky written test in a language other than English?
In addition to English, the KY written exam is also accessible in Albanian, Bosnian, Cambodian (Arabic), Chinese (Chinese), Croatian (Spanish), Thai (Turkish), Vietnamese (French), German (German), Japanese (Japanese), Laotian (Persian), Polish (Romanian), and Somali.
I failed my knowledge test. What do I have to do?
When exams are administered in your county, you may come back the following day.
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Can I sign the application for a permit?
No, the application must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Do I have any restrictions while I drive with my learner’s permit?
Yes. If you are under the age of 18, you cannot drive between the hours of 12 p.m. and 6 a.m., and you must have a valid driver's license that is at least 21 years old. Furthermore, you are only allowed to have 1 unrelated passenger under the age of 21 with you in the automobile.
How long is my permit valid?
It is possible to extend your permission for an additional three years. Retaking the vision and writing tests will be necessary if your license is not renewed.
How long do I have to hold my permit before I can take the road skills test?
There is a 30-day education term if you are 21 years old or older, and a 180-day training time if you are less than 21 years old.

Do I have to practice driving before I take the driving test?
Yes, without a doubt. Before taking the road skills exam, you must have your parent or guardian sign off on 60 hours of practice driving (including 10 at night).

What happens if I commit a moving violation during my instruction period?
From the date of the infraction, your 180-day waiting period will re-commence.
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When can I take my driving test?
If you are under the age of 21, after the 180-day permission term; if you are beyond the age of 21, after the 30-day permit period.
How can I take my Kentucky driving test?
Your local examiner or Circuit Court Clerk may provide you with information about your county's test schedule.
Can I drive to the testing site?
No. You must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old in order to take a road trip with us.
Do I have to provide a car for the driving test?
Yes. Vehicle registration and insurance must be up-to-date.
Can I use a rented car for the road test?
Yes. Make sure your name appears on the rental agreement as an operator.
What am I expected to know for my driving exam?
Make sure you can control your car's hazard lights and flashers as well as the horn and turn signals.
What will I have to do during my driving exam?
You will drive in traffic and encounter normal situations. You will be required to:
Stop, back up, and do a U-turn.
take a break and re-start on an incline;
conduct a side-by-side parking
approach a crossroads
utilize the shifter;
turn with high speed;
utilize the lanes;
If there is a right of way, take use of it.
I failed my road skills test. What’s next?
You can't take another exam for seven days.
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I have a valid Kentucky driver’s license but I changed address/name. Do I have to notify the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office?
Yes, a duplicate license must be obtained within 10 days. Don't forget to provide a paper indicating the modifications you've implemented.
I lost my license. Can I obtain a duplicate?
Please visit your local Circuit Clerk's Office and apply for a marriage license. Find the closest location at https://drive.ky.gov/.

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