Kentucky KYTC Practice Tests

Learning all those rules in the Kentucky driver’s manual isn't easy. However, we do have practice tests that make the learning easier, and better. Our tests include the Kentucky permit practice test and the Kentucky driver’s license renewal test.

Your Kentucky KYTC Practice Tests

We've arranged several KY KYTC practice tests for your convenience. Please pick the one below that fits your needs the best.

Your Kentucky KYTC Handbooks

Before you take a practice test make sure you've reviewed the Kentucky drivers handbook. You will be tested on this content! Find them online below:

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Kentucky Driver’s License Resources

There may be no limit to the number of times you can take the written test to get your Kentucky driver’s license, but this doesn’t mean you ought to take a lot of time either. That’s a lot of money, and headache, which can be saved if you just practice. Our list of resources are here to do just that: help you practice, and help you get your Kentucky driver’s license on the first attempt.

Teen Permit Test

The Kentucky permit practice test is for anyone learning to drive for the first time, or who hasn’t held a license before. It’s not just for teens, as the permit is simply the first step to getting your Kentucky driver’s license.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

Unless your Kentucky driver’s license has been expired for more than a year, you do not have to take the Kentucky driver’s license renewal test. You only have to take this test if the license has been expired for more than a year.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of Kentucky, you only have to take the Kentucky new-to-state driver’s license test if your old license is expired. It doesn’t matter how long. If your old state license is still valid, you don’t have to take this test to get your Kentucky driver’s license.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

Without the Kentucky driving manual, there’s no way you are going to get your Kentucky driver’s license. The handbook covers all the driving laws in the state, as well as everything that could show up in the written exam. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Kentucky is one of the states to have a separate road signs portion on the test. You must get 80% of these questions to pass the test. You can ace the other portion, and only get a 75% on the road sign portion, and still fail the written exam. Therefore, it’s important you use the Kentucky road signs practice test to prepare for this portion of the exam.

Kentucky Driver’s License Blog Posts

We also have our daily driver blog that publishes posts about preparing for the test, safe driving, and current driving laws. Below are a few links we recommend reading so that you are not only prepared to take the driver’s license test, but also prepared to drive with your license in the state:

10 Tips for Your Behind-the-Wheel DMV Driving Test

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

Are You Ready to Go to the DMV and Take the Written Driving Test?

Kentucky KYTC Driving Test Info

Who has to take the written test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass the written test. Teens can take the test if they are at least 16 years old. If they're under 18 years of age, they will also need parental consent, proof of successful completion of driver's education, and to present a School Compliance Verification from their school district.

Do I have to Take the written test to Renewing my Drivers License?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license unless it has been expired for more than 1 year.

If you're new to state are you required to take the written test?

If you hold a valid driver's license from another state, or a license that has not been expired for more than 1 year, then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver's examination.

Who has to take the on-road driving test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests. Additionally, you will also be required to re-pass one or both tests if your driver's license has expired and you want to renew it.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 30 general questions and 10 road sign questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 24 of the general questions and 8 of the road sign questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again in 1day.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Kentucky KYTC Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must hold a valid Kentucky driver's license or be at least 18 years old before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent. Additionally, all persons must hold a motorcycle permit for at least 30 days before applying for a motorcycle license or endorsement.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

Kentucky KYTC Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot carry any passengers and must wear a protective helmet at all times while operating a motorcycle.

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle riding test?

Yes, you are required to pass a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle license. If you complete a motorcycle safety education course administered by the Kentucky Motorcycle Program you may be able to waive the on-road test.

Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

No.

What is Kentucky Helmet Law?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 21 and has held a motorcycle license for less than 1 year is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle.


Kentucky Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters of a certain age in Kentucky are required to have a Safe Boating Certification and must complete a boating safety course approved by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (DFWR) in order to receive one. Currently Kentucky recommends an online safety course such as the one found on Boat-Ed.com on their official DFWR website.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters between the ages of 12 and 17 must have a Safe Boating Certification in order to operate a boat or other watercraft on Kentucky waterways, unless they are accompanied by a person who is certified or over the age of 18. The minimum age to receive the card is 12.

How many questions are on the test?

The online safety courses generally have 60 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 70% (42 questions) on the online test correctly in order to pass.