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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your NM Permit Test

To have the best chance of passing your NM Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The NM Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, drinking and driving laws, traffic signs, pavement markings and other topics that are covered in the NM Driver's Manual.
The NM Permit Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 18 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
You will need to take your NM Permit Test at a local MVD field office or at a MVD "contracted" Driver Education School. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/maps-locations.aspx
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
The best way to study for the NM Permit Test is to read the entire New Mexico Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the NM Driver's Manual.
If you are under 18, yes, you will need to enroll and complete a Driver's Education course.
You can find and download a copy of the NM Driver's Manual online by visiting this website: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/mvd-procedures-manuals.aspx