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To apply for a learner permit or driver license in New York State (NYS), you must complete an Application for Driver License (MV-44). You must pass a vision and written test and pay the application and license fees. The NY DMV written test covers the contents of the New York Driver's Manual, including road rules, road signs, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, as well as other driving and safety rules. The New York State knowledge test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. To pass the NYS DMV test, you must correctly answer at least 14 questions, and at least 2 of the 4 questions about road signs.
1. What do warning signs mean?
Drivers are approaching a hazardous location.
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
Danger ahead.
All of the above.
2. When parking on a public road, drivers should:
move as far away from traffic as possible.
pull as far away from the roadside shoulder as possible.
always park on the left side of the roadway.
All of the above.
3. Does a vehicle prepared to enter a traffic circle or rotary have the right-of-way over the vehicles in the circle?
Only if the light is green.
Yes, but only if they are entering the rotary from the right lane.
No. Vehicles already in the circle have the right-of-way.
4. Drivers with probationary licenses who text while driving will receive a ___-day suspension for first convictions and revocations of at least ___________ for subsequent convictions within six months of the time a license is restored after suspension.
60; six months
90; nine months
30; three months
120; one year
5. If you are in a traffic crash that involves a fatality or personal injury, you must report it to the DMV within:
3 months.
5 days.
10 days.
30 days.
6. Two drivers reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time. Who has the right of way?
The driver on the right.
No one.
The driver who does not control the car.
The driver on the left.
7. A broken white line:
means passing or crossing is prohibited in that lane.
separates two lanes traveling in the same direction.
marks the right edge of the roadway.
None of the above.
8. This sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Bicycles must yield to vehicles ahead.
Warning: a bike-way crosses the roadway ahead.
The lane ahead is reserved for bicycles.
Bicycle zone ahead.
9. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
is a warning sign.
Is used to advise motorists of the maximum safe speed for an exit ramp on a highway.
Shows the recommended speed for the exit of an intersection.
indicates the minimum ramp speed at the highway exit point.
10. A 5 oz. glass of wine (12% alcohol) contains enough alcohol to increase BAC by about:
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NY DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:14
Passing score:70%
Signs questions:4
Signs - Correct answers to pass:2
Minimum age to apply: 16
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