Kentucky DMV Test Prep
Use the following KY(Kentucky) DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.
Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics, do a DMV permit test simulation, and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for Kentucky.
This is our Kentucky DMV Test (Signs) simulator – same passing score and number of questions as the real test, different EVERY TIME you re-take this test.
Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to KY.
Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.
How do you change lanes? Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.
Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.
Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.
Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.
How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.
Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.
Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.
Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE KY permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.
Applying for your KY License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in Kentucky?
In Kentucky, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 16.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in Kentucky?
If it is your first time applying for a license in Kentucky, you will need to have:
- A School Compliance Verification Form (if under 18)
- An Application Form (signed by parents if under 18)
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residence
How do I contact my nearest Kentucky DMV office?
Driver’s licenses are issued at a local Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk office. Here’s a list of Kentucky Circuit Court Clerk offices.
Getting Ready for Your KY Permit Test
On the Kentucky permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about Kentucky state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the Kentucky Driver’s Manual and cover a range of topics including vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs, and markers, parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability, and more. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.
What is the best way to study for the Kentucky permit test?
Although the KY driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the Kentucky permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE KY DMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 13 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you answer a question, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE KY DMV marathon test and KY DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.
Is driver’s education required in order to get an Kentucky learner’s permit?
No driver’s education is required for obtaining a learner’s permit.
But once you obtain a permit, if you are under 18 years old, you are required to have at least 60 hours of driving practice with a supervising licensed driver over 21. Ten of those hours must be done at night. You must also show proof of these hours. You have up to 12 months after getting your license to take a 4 hour Graduated Licensing education course.
Is there a mobile Kentucky DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?
Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Practice Test app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.
How many questions are on the Kentucky DMV Test?
The Kentucky permit test consists of 30 multiple choice questions.
What's the passing mark for the Kentucky DMV Test?
You must score 24 out of 30 questions correctly to pass the Kentucky permit test. You must also answer at least 8 out of 10 road sign questions correctly.
Taking Your KY Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in Kentucky?
To sign up for your permit test in Kentucky, simply find a local Circuit Court Clerk office when you’re ready to apply.
Which Circuit Court Clerk office should I go to take my permit test in Kentucky?
It doesn’t matter which Circuit Court Clerk office you go to, but most people choose to go to a Circuit Court Clerk office nearest to them. To find out where the Circuit Court Clerk offices are located at, visit the Circuit Court Clerk Offices page.
How do I pass the Kentucky permit test?
To pass your Kentucky permit test, you are expected to know Kentucky traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the Kentucky Driver’s License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.
There are 30 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 80% in both sections in order to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s handbook during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.
I failed my Kentucky permit test, what should I do?
If you failed your written test, you won’t be given a permit. You may take the test again the next business day. You are allowed to take the written test a total of 6 times without penalty, if you fail all 6 times you will have to wait 6 months before you are eligible to take the written test again.
I passed my Kentucky permit test! Now what?
If you are over 21 years old, you must hold your learner’s permit for at least 30 days before taking your road test.
If you are under 21 years old, you must hold your learner’s permit for at least 180 days before taking your road test.
If you are under 18 years old, you must participate in a Graduated Driver’s Licensing program, drive only between 6 am and midnight and practice driving 60 hours, 10 of which must be done at night.
When can I take my road test?
After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 30 days if you are over 21 years old before you could take your road test. If you are under 21, you must wait at least 180 days.
If you are under 18 years old, you must participate in a Graduated Driver’s Licensing program, drive only between 6 am and midnight and practice drivin 60 hours, 10 of which must be done at night.
Who may I have in the car with me while driving in Kentucky with a learner's permit?
A supervising licensed driver age 21 or older must be sitting in the car next to you. In addition to the supervising driver, you may have as many passengers as there are seat belts. Unless the passengers are direct family members, you may not have more than one passenger in the car age younger than 20.
New to Kentucky
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Kentucky from another state？
Usually no road test is required. But once you become a resident, you have 30 days to exchange your out of state license for a Kentucky license. You must bring a social security card and proof of address to the local Circuit Court Clerk’s office.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in Kentucky?
Yes, you may drive with you out-of-state learner’s permit in Kentucky. You must adhere to the rules of both your home state and Kentucky. If you become a resident of Kentucky, you must exchange your out-of-state learner’s permit for a Kentucky learner’s permit.
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to Kentucky?
If you have further questions regarding driving in Kentucky, you should visit the Kentucky DMV website.