New York CDL General Knowledge Practice Test (NY) 2020

The best starting point for your career as a commercial driver! A quick and easy NY CDL practice test to get you going!

  • 20 Questions
  • 80% Passing Score
  • 4 Mistakes Allowed
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New York CDL Test Facts

  • Questions: 50
  • Correct answers to pass: 40
  • Passing score: 80%
  • Test locations: Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Offices
  • Test languages: English, Spanish
  • Based upon: New York CDL Manual
Improve your chances of passing the test by reading the official New York drivers manual Drivers Manual

Got lost among different New York CDL endorsements and don't know where to start?  Start right here, with this free New York CDL practice test!  It really doesn't matter whether you are applying for a Class A or a class B drivers license and what endorsements you want to supplement your license with - you must always start with the general knowledge test and this DMV written test is identical for all driver's license classes. This free NY CDL practice test will help you take your first steps in the world of commercial driving and it can do so in a blink of an eye, as the DMV practice test takes less than five minutes to complete!  Stop reading and start studying now!

Your New York CDL permit practice test is built around 20 multiple choice and true or false questions.  Just like the real general knowledge test, the practice quiz covers a very broad range of subjects and has questions on pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic vehicle control, shifting gears (yes, that includes questions on downshifting), tackling hills and steep downgrades, communicating with other drivers on the road, controlling speed, drug and alcohol awareness...  We could go on and on forever, but what's the point?  If the subject comes up on the real New York CDL general knowledge test, it is covered by our practice tests.   There is one point to note, though.  If you are looking for sample DMV questions on air brakes, combination vehicles, hazmat or school bus, you will not find them in this CDL practice test.  All these endorsements are covered by separate DMV written tests and we have topical practice permit tests to help you study these subjects.  The general knowledge CDL permit test does not contain questions to help you obtain these endorsements.

What other materials should you use, aside from this NY CDL general knowledge practice test?  For starters, you should definitely read the official New York CDL drivers manual.  No DMV practice test comes even close to the amount of useful information the CDL drivers handbook can provide you with and we strongly recommend against trying to pass the CDL written test without reading the book first.  DMV practice tests were designed as a supplement to the book and you should treat it as such.  Always start your preparation with reading the official New York CDL license study guide and then follow up with sample practice tests.