As the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) is a theory test, it’s important you know the material and prepare for the test. It’s recommended that you read the latest version of the Road Users’ Handbook as this is material that will be tested. You should then read the Driving Test NSW summary of the Road Users’ Handbook. This summary condenses the 190-page Handbook into 55 pages. Prepared based on the questions you may be asked in the test, the summary concentrates only on assessable material. This allows your revision to be far more targeted and therefore effective. When you’ve familiarised yourself with the assessable material, it’s time to put your knowledge to the (practice) test.
To get an idea of what the test will look like and how you will interact with the touch screen, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) provide a practice test that simulates the real test. This practice test is structured like the real test and randomly pulls 45 questions from the question bank. This is good practice for the real test. However, repeatedly taking this practice test won’t expose you to every question you may be asked.
To ensure you are exposed to the 364 questions you can possibly be asked in the real test, you can use the practice questions provided on Driving Test NSW. You can choose to take a randomly selected 45-question test like in the RMS practice test. Alternatively, you can practice the questions by topic (perhaps after you’ve revised that section of the Road Users’ Handbook summary). If you want, you can even take a practice test that asks all 364 questions in one sitting. These options expose you to a greater variety of questions and allow you to match your study technique to your own way of learning, better preparing you for the real test.
Check out the other resources available to help you pass the Driver Knowledge Test and get your learner licence (L plates):