Driver Knowledge Test (DKT)
The Driver Knowledge Test is the first step towards getting your driver licence. You must pass the DKT to get your learner licence.
Book a Driver Knowledge Test
When you're ready to take the test, you'll need to make a booking and pay the test fee.
What is the Driver Knowledge Test?
The DKT is a computer-based road rules knowledge test. You have to answer 45 questions. You'll have to pay a test fee each time you attempt the test.
The computer selects the questions at random from a question bank of 600 questions. There are different tests for each class of licence.
The test includes:
- 15 general knowledge questions (you need to get at least 12 correct)
- 30 road safety questions (you need to get at least 29 correct)
The test will end immediately if you get:
- 4 questions wrong in the general knowledge section
- 2 wrong in the road safety section
You should read each question carefully before answering as there's no time limit to complete the test.
Languages other than English
The DKT is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Korean, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
A free interpreter service is available to people who need to take the test in other languages. Call 13 22 13 to arrange an interpreter.
People with special needs or learning difficulties
If you have trouble understanding or reading the questions, staff can read questions out and explain them.
An audio version of the test (where you listen to the questions through headphones) is also available, in all of the above languages.
If you have special needs, you (or your representative) can call 13 22 13 to make arrangements before you book the test.
How to study for the test
Everything you need to know to pass the DKT is in the handbooks. You can read them for free online or buy them from any service centre:
There are no shortcuts to passing the test. If you don’t study the handbook, you are unlikely to pass.
Use our free practice tests to get familiar with the test questions and decide if you’re ready to take the test. You can either:
- Take the NSW Practice Test online
- Download the NSW Practice Test app from the App Store or from Google Play
The practice tests are just like the real test, with 45 questions drawn from the question bank. They're available in the same languages as the real test.
Unlike the actual test, the practice DKT allows you to finish all 45 questions no matter how many you get wrong. At the end of the practice test, you'll be told if you passed or failed.
Read the question banks
The DKT question banks include all the questions that can be asked during the test. There are 3 answer options given for each question and the correct answer is shown in bold text.