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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your MD Written Test

If you pass your MD Written Test, you will receive your MD Learner's Permit. You will need to maintain your Learner's Permit for 9 months, and you will need to complete a Driver's Education course. Additionally, you will need to complete 60 hours of behind-the-wheel training.
If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you to your MD Written Test.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your MD Written Test you should study all chapters and sections of the MD Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, pavement markings, traffic signs, defensive driving, parking situations, intersections and many more basic rules of the road.
The MD Written Test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 17 of those 20 questions correctly in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to use your MD Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your MD Written Test.
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an MD Driver's License.
There are a few reasons test takers fail their MD Written Test. A test taker who failed may not have studied thoroughly or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your MD Written Test, you will not receive your MD Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so as early as the next business day, but do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time before you retake your exam. Read the entire MD Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website so that the next time you take the MD Written Test you have the best chance of passing the MD Written Test.
In MD, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old.
When you go to take your MD Permit Test, you will need to bring documents that demonstrate proof of your age, your identity, your legal status in the US, your Social Security Number (or proof of your ineligibility) and your residency in Maryland. If you are under 16, you will also need to submit proof that you have attended a Driver's Education course i.e. the Learner's Permit School Attendance Form.
The prices may vary depending on your age and other factors, but generally the cost of a MD Driver's License is $45.