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Knowledge test

All applicants must pass a knowledge test on traffic laws, rules and regulations by scoring at least an 80% on a 50-question test. The test is administered by a computer and the results are available immediately.

How to prepare for the test
You can study for the test by reading the NJ Driver Manual (answers can be found here).

How to take the test
Visit a MVC Driver Testing Center: (no fee charged to take the test)
  • The written tests are offered in the following languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese
  • Oral tests are offered in English and Spanish

Foreign language options
If you are unable to take a knowledge test in your native language, you may use an approved interpreter:
  • A full-time faculty member of a state-accredited college or university with proper identification from the institution
  • A priest, minister, rabbi or other religious leader of a recognized organization with credentials of association with the organization
  • An individual with an interpreter identification card issued by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Language Services

Hearing-impaired options
If you are hearing-impaired you can take the knowledge test with an MVC approved Department of State interpreter. MVC will pay the interpreter's fee for hearing-impaired applicants. In order to qualify, the interpreter must be one of the following:
  • Certified by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and listed with the New Jersey Division of the Deaf
  • Evaluated by the Division of the Deaf and on the approved list of that division’s interpreters