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MD MVA Sample Test Questions
Use these sample questions in addition to the Maryland MVA practice test above to study for your driver’s license written exam. These questions are based on information you can find in your official driver’s handbook.
1. If you are thrown from your vehicle during a collision, you are __ times more likely to die.
2. On three lane freeways, it is best to travel in the:
- The center lane.
- The left lane.
- The right lane.
- Any lane.
3. You should look at least _ seconds ahead of your car.
- 1 to 2
- 2 to 5
- 5 to 7
- 10 to 15
4. If a pedestrian is at a corner, but not in a crosswalk:
- You should honk at the pedestrian.
- You should speed up to get past them quickly.
- You do not need to stop.
- You must slow down and stop if there are crossing the street.
5. The most important thing in backing a motor vehicle is:
- To back up at 10 mph.
- To keep your hands positioned at 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock on your steering wheel.
- To only use your rearview mirror to look behind you.
- To use your mirrors and turn your head when backing up so you can yield to other vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
Please refer to the section below to find the answers to the sample questions above.
MD MVA Written Test Answers
Check your answers below to see how you did. Click through to find an explanation for each topic. Remember to read through your driver’s handbook to gain an understanding of each topic that may show up on the official exam.
2. On three lane freeways, it is best to travel in the: A. The center lane.
3. You should look at least _ seconds ahead of your car. D. 10 to 15
4. If a pedestrian is at a corner, but not in a crosswalk: D. You must slow down and stop if there are crossing the street.
5. The most important thing in backing a motor vehicle is: D. To use your mirrors and turn your head when backing up so you can yield to other vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
Maryland Driver’s Manual
Here’s what you’ll find in the MD driver’s manual:
- Requirements for driving tests.
- Requirements / Process to obtain a license.
- Basic Driving tips.
- Signs, signs and pavement markings.
- Situations and driving conditions.
- Dangerous driving behaviors.
- Sharing the road.
- Penalties for traffic violations.
- Other restrictions, infractions and penalties.
Maryland MVA Written Test Requirements
To apply for your learner’s permit, you’ll need to make an appointment at your local Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) office.
The Maryland MVA test includes 25 multiple choice and true / false questions.
The questions are based on the information found in the Maryland driver’s manual and will include topics such as traffic laws, road signs and driver safety.
You will need to answer at least 22 of 25 questions correctly to pass the written test.
After Passing the Written Exam
If you are a first time driver, passing the Maryland written test will allow you to receive your driver’s permit.
With the learner’s permit you can practice driving with a licensed adult and prepare for the road test.
Maryland Driver’s License & Testing FAQs
Check out the FAQs below to find answers to common questions about getting your driver’s license and taking your written test.
Find more FAQs here:
What is the minimum age to get a learner’s permit in Maryland?
You must be at least 15 years and 9 months old to qualify for a learner permit in Maryland.
The learner’s permit will allow you to drive while accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and has maintained his or her license for at least 3 years.
If you are over 25 years of age, you will have to keep the permit for at least 45 days and meet all the permit requirements before taking the driving skills test.
Learn more about applying for a learner’s permit in Maryland.
How long do you have to have a learner’s permit for if you are under 25?
If you are under 25 years of age, you will have to keep your learner’s permit for at least 9 months.
What are the supervised driving requirements if you are under 18 in MD?
While you have a permit, you must complete at least 60 hours of supervised driving with at least 10 hours completed at night.
If you are 25 years of age or older, you must complete at least 14 hours of supervised driving with at least 3 hours completed at night.
How many questions are on the permit test in MD?
There are 25 questions on the real exam in Maryland.
How many correct questions do you need to get in order to pass the test?
To pass the test, you will need to score 88% or more (at least 22 questions answered correctly).
The scores for your knowledge exam are good for up to 6 months. If you do not complete the next steps in the licensing process before your scores expire, you’ll need to start a new application and take the tests again.
How long is the Maryland permit test?
You will have a maximum of 20 minutes to complete the knowledge test.
What happens if you fail the permit test in Maryland?
If you fail your permit test on your first attempt, you’ll need to make another appointment to try again.
If there is a test appointment available, you may be able to take it as early as the next business day.
If you fail the knowledge test 2 or more times, you’ll need to wait at least 7 days before you can try again.
How old must you be to apply for a driver’s license in Maryland?
You must be at least 16 years and 6 months old and meet all the requirements of the learner’s permit to qualify for a provisional driver’s license in Maryland.
You will be eligible for a full and unrestricted driver’s license when you are at least 18 years of age and have met the requirements for the provisional license.
What are the driving restrictions for a graduated driver’s license (GDL) or a provisional license?
With a provisional driver’s license in Maryland, the following restrictions will apply:
If you are under 21 years of age, you cannot drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in your system.
If you are under 18, you cannot drive with passengers under 18 for the first 151 days unless you are your immediate family without supervision.
If you are under 18, you cannot drive between 12 am and 5 am unless you are supervised or drive to or from a job, school or voluntary activity.
You cannot use any wireless communication device while driving.
Learn more about getting your full driver’s license in MD.