Utah Drivers Licence Learning Permit Written Knowledge Test Practice

Utah Drivers Licence Learning Permit Written test Knowledge Test Practice Test Official Drivers Manual Handbook pdf

In this article, we cover the essential details about the Knowledge Test / Written test that is required to be completed by all eligible persons applying for a Drivers Licence or Permit in the state of Utah

The authority conducting the required assessments and issuing the driving license is the Driver License Services (driver licensing) and Division of Motor Vehicles (vehicle registration and title) (The Driver License Services division is a division of the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Division of Motor Vehicles is a division of the Utah State Tax Commission)

Licensing Authority Utah Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division

Is ‘Hardship Licence’ available for eligible minors in this state ?


Minimum age for learner’s permit

15 years

Minimum Age for Restricted Licence

16 years

Minimum Age for Full Unrestricted Licence

17 years

Validity period of the full (unrestricted) license

5 years from the date of issue. Refer to the official manual for any exceptions where the validity period may be shorter.

Notes / Comments

Drivers under 17 may not drive between midnight and 4 a.m. If under 18, must hold learner permit for six months and log 40 practice hours. Under 18, for the first six months no passengers that are not immediate family members; unless there is a licensed driver 21 years or older, or driver reaches age 18.

The complete and official details about the procedure to obtain a Learner’s permit and various classes of driving licences Utah State are available on the official website. You can also download or fill online the required forms and understand the procedure for scheduling your essential written / knowledge tests.

Link to the official DOT / MOT / DMV website

Click on this link to access the official DOT / MOT / DMV website for the information and documents required for applying for a new Learner’s Permit, Driver’s License or renewal / reissue of current or expired Licences. Utah

2020 Utah State Drivers Manual

The questions in the Utah state Drivers Knowledge Test / Written test are derived from the official drivers manual. You should be thoroughly familiar with various aspects including highway signs, traffic signals and pavement markings, vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs and markers, rules about parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability (DUI rules) as applicable in the state.

You can download a soft copy (PDF) of the manual from this link : Utah State Driver’s Manual Download Link (PDF)

2020 Utah State Drivers Written Test / Knowledge Test

Before being permitted to drive / learn driving in a motor vehicle, one of the first steps is to clear a written / knowledge test that assesses your theoretical knowledge of the driving rules in the state. The test may be conducted in a Paper / Pen or a Computer based Testing mode. (A normal computer terminal or a touch screen device.)

When you are ready to take the driver license written knowledge test, visit any full service office.

Note: Once an application is started at one office all elements of that application must be completed at that office.


Road signs – you may be shown several common road signs and asked to identify what they mean.

Written knowledge test questions – you will be asked to answer a number of true or false and multiple choice questions based upon information in this handbook including: the class of license you are applying for, safe driving practices, driving and traffic laws, and license sanctions.

You are allowed to take two written knowledge tests per day, providing the Division can facilitate the testing.

The fee paid allows the applicant not more than three attempts to pass the written knowledge test within one year.


All first time driver license applicants will be required to pass an additional test and receive 100% to obtain their first time Class D driver license. This exam is offered online and may be taken as many times as necessary prior to licensing. 50% of the questions will relate to major causes of traffic related deaths as identified in statistics published by the Utah Highway Safety Office : https://secure.utah.gov/dlexams/

Total number of questions in the 2020 Knowledge test

25 Objective Type Questions

Minimum number of questions to be answered correctly to pass

20 Questions

Minimum number of questions to be answered correctly to pass the DMV / MOT / DOT Knowledge Test (in terms of % of total questions)

80% of the questions have to be answered correctly in total

Maximum Errors allowed in the Written / Knowledge test

Up to 5 errors in total

Negative Marking

There is no negative marking in the Drivers Permit / License Written or Knowledge Test 2020.

Retaking the DMV / MOT / DOT Licence or Permit Written or Knowledge Test

Refer to the Driver’s Manual for details on the re-test procedure if you do not clear the Knowledge test in the first attempt. In general, you are allowed to retake the test with a reasonable time gap between each attempt.

You may have to pay the full testing fees for every attempt. In some cases, a longer time period may be required after a series of unsuccessful attempts, to ensure that the applicant has enough time to practice adequately for the next attempt.

MagicExam Practice tests 2020

Why should you use the MagicExam Practice tests to prepare for the Utah DMV / MOT / DOT 2020 Knowledge Written test ?

Less then 50% of the first time test takers clear the Knowledge test. Though all the questions are based on the Driver’s Manual, the document may be a little too extensive, preventing effective preparation.

Our Practice Test Question bank consists of all the important aspects from the manual in an easy to understand and remember Objective Questions format. With our online practice tests, the questions and answer choices are shuffled with every attempt and you can practice each test unlimited number of times till you consistently score higher than the minimum pass percentage.

When you take the real test, you will have already practiced enough questions and you should be able to complete the test within the limited time. Our tests are based on a question bank of more than 700 state-specific questions that cover every topic you’ll be tested on.

By practicing with our mock tests, you save money in retest costs, save time and effort.

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