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If you’re from Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre or anywhere else in South Dakota and you’re hoping to start a commercial driving career, the first thing you’ll have to do is pass the DMV general knowledge test for 2018. In studying for this exam, you’ll learn everything you need to know about basic vehicle control, skid control and recovery, vehicle inspection, shifting gears, space management, communicating, accident procedures, fires, the effect of drugs and alcohol on your driving, dealing with road rage and seasonal driving considerations. It also covers material relating to road sign meanings and road rules. Once you’ve secured a passing grade of 80 percent or higher on this mammoth exam, you’ll be ready to start taking practical driving lessons in your chosen vehicle.

On this page, you’ll find a top-quality South Dakota CDL practice test that will help make light work of your CDL general knowledge exam preparation. This type of quiz is well-known to speed up the revision process and dramatically improve your chances of passing the SD CDL general knowledge test, though it will not be enough to prepare you for the exam on its own. If you’re serious about becoming a commercial driver, you will also need an up-to-date copy of the SD CDL drivers manual, which explains all the CDL general knowledge topics in fine detail. Fortunately, you can get your hands on a copy right away if you haven’t already! They are available for free download from the DMV website.

You can start using this CDL general knowledge practice test for South Dakota as soon as you start reading the study guide – it will help to keep boredom at bay, while ensuring that you retain the information you learn. On the real DMV permit test you will be faced with 50 multiple-choice questions, whereas this DMV permit practice test for South Dakota contains just 20 questions. We’ve kept this quiz short so that it’s not too overwhelming for new commercial driving students and can easily be completed in less than five minutes. In this way it is also perfect for more experienced students who don’t have a lot of time in their schedule for a full-length test.

Obviously, there will come a time when you need to try working on a full-length 2018 DMV practice test for South Dakota, so you can start familiarizing yourself with realistic exam conditions. When you reach that stage, you might want to try using one of our 50-question free SD CDL practice tests, such as the permit test Simulator or CDL general knowledge cheat sheet. For now, you should stick with this introductory quiz and keep using it until you can comfortably score above the cut-off for a pass several times in a row. Just like the real exam, our SD CDL practice test requires you to answer 80 percent of the questions correctly.

You will find you’re quickly able to improve on your initial score, thanks to the handy explanations we’ve included to accompany each correct answer. With this add-on, you’ll be learning a little more about the background subject every time you answer a question! Many of our questions include useful imagery to help you along, and each of your answers will be marked in turn so you do not have to wait until you’re done to view your grade.

You can use this drivers permit practice test no matter what commercial driving career you’re going for, as the CDL general knowledge South Dakota exam is the same for Class C, Class B and Class A commercial driving students. Whatever you personal driving goals may be – our learners permit practice test will help you get there!