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The DKT is a computer-based road rules knowledge test. You have to answer 45 questions.

A test fee of $24 is payable each time you attempt the test.  A replacement learner license fee is $22.

The computer selects the questions at random from a question bank of more than 600 questions.

There are specific tests for each class of licence:

  • Car (class C)
  • Rider (class R)
  • Rigid heavy vehicle (classes LR, MR and HR)
  • Combination heavy vehicle (classes HC and MC).

In the first part of the test, you’ll be asked 15 general knowledge questions, and you need to get at least 12 correct. You’ll then be asked 30 road safety questions (including traffic signs), and you need to get at least 29 correct.

If you get four questions wrong in the general knowledge section, or two wrong in the road safety section, the test will be automatically terminated.

There’s no time limit for completing the test – take your time to carefully read and consider each question.

Studying for your DKT

Everything you need to know to pass the DKT is included in the handbooks which you can access for free online, or buy from any registry or service centre:

There are no shortcuts to passing the test. If you don’t study the Road Users’ Handbook, you are unlikely to pass.

Practice DKT

Once you’ve studied for the test, you can take the free online practice DKT. It is designed to help you become familiar with the test, and decide if you’re ready to attempt the test for real.

Experienced drivers can also take the practice test to check their knowledge of the road rules.

The practice test looks and operates like the real test. It consists of 45 questions drawn from the DKT Question Bank, and is available in the same languages as the real test.

Unlike the real test, the practice DKT allows you to finish all 45 questions, regardless of how many you get wrong. At the end of the practice test, you’ll be advised whether you passed or failed.

DKT iPhone app

The DKT iPhone app is available for download from the App Store or through iTunes. The app is identical to the online practice test, but with the added convenience of being available on your iPhone.

You will require an internet connection to access the DKT through the app.

The app is free to download, however normal internet fees and charges associated with your phone still apply. Check with your phone service provider for a breakdown of costs.

Source : Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW (

Questions about taking the learners driving test?

Contact Trent Ashton, Beaches Driving Academy, for more information about our learner training or to book a driving lesson.

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