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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public streets or highways in Montana is required to have a driver’s license or learner's permit. Knowledge, vision, and a road test are required for your first license. The Montana DMV written test is designed to check the applicant’s knowledge of traffic laws, road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the Montana Driver's Manual. The DMV written test consists of 33 questions, and you'll need at least 27 correct answers to pass (82%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the Montana DMV driver's license test.
1. Warning signs are:
2. When changing lanes, you should:
signal, change lanes and check your mirrors.
signal and change lanes.
signal, check your mirrors and blind spot in the direction you plan to move, then change lanes.
check your mirrors, signal and change lanes.
3. This sign indicates:
slippery road sign
Double curve ahead. Slow your speed.
Warning: drunk drivers.
The road may be slippery when wet. Drive slowly.
Winding road. Drive with caution.
4. When you leave your vehicle unattended, you must:
lock the ignition and remove the ignition key.
turn off the engine.
set the parking brake.
All of the above.
5. When children are close, what should you do before you back out of a driveway?
Get out of the car and check behind the car.
Look through your back window for children.
Rely on your mirrors.
None of the above.
6. If you missed your exit on a freeway, you should:
use the right turn signal, check your mirrors and move to the right.
None of the above.
make a quick U-turn from your lane of travel.
go to the next exit and come back to the exit you missed.
7. This road sign means:
cross road sign
Railroad crossing
4-way stop
Crossroad ahead
You must turn right
8. This sign means:
night speed
Take route 45 if you are driving at night.
The minimum speed limit is 45 MPH.
The night-time speed limit is 45 MPH.
The recommended speed limit is 45 MPH.
9. If the entrance lane is too short to allow acceleration to highway speed, you should:
stop and wait for a large gap in traffic, then enter the highway and accelerate quickly.
go to the next entrance ramp.
merge into highway traffic as soon as possible.
None of the above.
10. What do warning signs mean?
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
Drivers are approaching a hazardous location.
Danger ahead.
All of the above.
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MT DMV Permit Test Facts

Number of questions: 33
Correct answers to pass:27
Passing score:82%
Minimum age to apply: 14 ½
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