Booking the test
When booking the test, choose a time that’s convenient for you and the person taking you to the test (if applicable).
Make sure your test won’t clash with school or work commitments, as you want to be able to focus on the test. A good time to book is Saturday morning. This time means you won’t have to worry about school or work and can take time to prepare without distraction. If you book a morning test, there will also be no pressure to finish before the testing facility closes.
Before the test
It’s important to get a good night’s sleep, stay hydrated, and make sure you eat before the test. Although not physically taxing, tests are often mentally draining and you want to be at your best to give yourself the best chance to your pass on your first attempt.
You should arrive early and use the extra time to revise and do some practice tests. We recommend bookmarking our practice tests page in your phone’s browser so you can test specific topics as you wait for the test.
Make sure you’re aware of what you need to bring to the test and the test and licence fees you will have to pay. These administrative details can be found on the Roads and Maritime Services website.
Sitting the test
When you sit the test, try to remain calm and take your time. There is no time limit, so you can take as long as you want. Read the question and each option carefully. Even when you come across a question you’ve answered in practice tests (which will happen), you should still take your time and choose carefully after reading the question and options in full.
Check out the other resources available to help you pass the Driver Knowledge Test and get your learner licence (L plates):
For comprehensive information on the learner licence and Driver Knowledge Test, please refer to the Roads and Maritime Services website. The above information is a summary of this content and although current when published may now be outdated. To ensure you are accessing the most current and accurate information, use the RMS website or visit your nearest Service NSW centre.