Driver Knowledge Test (DKT)
The Driver Knowledge Test is the first step in getting your driver licence. Here's how to prepare and book a time for your test.
Prepare for the Driver Knowledge Test
The DKT is a computer-based test that you need to pass to get your class C learner licence. You need to answer 45 questions about road rules and road safety.
You will be eligible to sit your driver licence test after completing all the requirements.
Do the NSW Practice Test Book your DKT
Prepare for the test by reading the Road User Handbook. It is important that you read through the handbook before practising or sitting the test.
Read the test questions
All the questions that can appear in your test or the practice test are listed in our Car licence (C class) question bank: Driver Knowledge Test Questions (PDF 3.48MB)
Extra support for taking 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. Please call 13 22 13 to arrange an interpreter.
If you're from a disadvantaged background or Aboriginal community – The Driver Licensing Access Program can help you in your journey to getting a licence.
There is also the "Get licensed, get legal, get work" program, which helps with the literacy, numeracy and computer skills needed to pass.
Additional needs – If you have trouble reading the test questions, our staff can assist by reading the questions and explaining them for you.
An audio version of the test (where you listen to the questions) is also available in multiple languages.
Please call 13 22 13 to make arrangements with a service centre before you book your test.
The DKT practice test
Like the real test, the practice test pulls 45 questions from a set list of 600 questions.
You can practise taking the test as many times as you like.
Take the NSW Practice Test or download the app from the App Store or Google Play
Unlike the real 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 find out if you passed or failed.
What to do on the day of the test
Plan to arrive at the testing centre in good time for your appointment.
What do I bring to my test?
- a completed Licence Application form (PDF 404.42KB)
- proof of identity
- glasses or contacts (if you wear them).
If you fail the DKT
Depending on availability, you can re-sit the test on the same day, or you can book to sit it another time.
You'll need to pay a test fee each time you attempt the test.