Free NSW DKT Practice Tests 2022

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What to expect on the official NSW DKT test
Number of questions:
45
Correct answers needed to pass:
41
Minimum age to take the test:
16years
Minimum period between attempts:
0days
Failure rate:
30%
If you’re looking for a way to ace your driver knowledge test (DKT) without putting weeks into reading and re-reading the NSW Road Users’ Handbook, you’re in the right place. Zutobi has simplified how Australians can study for their DKT by gathering all of the information needed to ace the test in one place. In New South Wales, it’s never been easier to ace the DKT test and learn the road rules properly. The driver knowledge test can also be referred to as the RTA test.
Our innovative app streamlines the process of learning road rules, traffic laws, traffic regulations, and more. We break down everything you need to know, including the entire Road Users’ Handbook, into understandable and digestible pieces. And best of all, we make it fun to study for your learners licence.
Get our app or sign up on the website today and put yourself on the path to scoring 100% on your driver knowledge test without ever having to open the Road Users’ Handbook again.

Ace Your Driver Knowledge Test With Zutobi

Zutobi’s innovative, informative, and best of all, exciting app, allows you to:

  • Pass your NSW DKT test with flying colours on the first try (95% of Zutobi users do), pass your driving test, and become a successful and competent driver.
  • Take our DKT practice tests, which are just like the actual exam, and check your answers. If you happen to miss a question, all of the correct answers are fully explained so you can do better next time.
  • Learn the entire Road Users’ Handbook using our summarised and bite-sized chapters.
  • Engage, learn and understand about safe driving practices, defensive driving skills, and road rules so you’ll be safe behind the wheel.
  • Earn points from every completed section and correct answer. Climb the levels as you beat your friends.

How Many Questions Are on the DKT?

The driver knowledge test consists of 45 questions and is broken up into two sections - and you’ll need to clear both sections to pass. The first ‘general knowledge’ section has 15 questions and 12 are needed to pass. The second ‘road safety’ section has 30 questions and 29 are needed to pass.

What Is It Like To Drive In New South Wales?

NSW has a fantastic climate, beautiful beaches, and some magnificent landmarks. But what is it like to drive there? Well, the driving statistics aren’t exactly perfect. Here are some facts:

The Good

Hospitalisations and passenger hospitalisations in 2018 were at their lowest rate since 2012.
The number of traffic fatalities has steadíly dropped since the 1970s, with the best year being 2014

The Bad

10,903 persons were hospitalised in NSW due to road accidents in 2018.
The NSW community costs for road traffic casualties were estimated at $8,9 billion in 2018.
Drivers between the ages 17-25 stand for 19% of hospitalisations in 2018, although they only represent 12% of the population.

The Ugly

Men stand for a disproportionately huge part of NSW traffic accidents
In 2019, about 77% of all NSW traffic fatalities were men (273 out of 353)

See Why Thousands of Teens and Adults Trust Zutobi More Than the Handbook

Getting your Ls in New South Wales shouldn’t be a pain—and studying shouldn’t feel like a chore. With the Zutobi app, we’ve taken a long, frustrating process and revamped it.

We’ve condensed the textbook-style NSW Road Users’ Handbook into bite-size pieces of information you’ll actually retain. We’ve also added hundreds of illustrations and pictures because we all learn in different ways and you might learn better with images versus just text. We’ve even gamified the whole thing—by adding levels, points, and competition with your friends, Zutobi can help you to actually enjoy studying the road rules.

With the Zutobi app, you’ll quickly become an expert on Australian road signs, New South Wales specific passing rules, and everything else you need to know to ace your learner’s test.

NSW Driver Knowledge Test FAQ

  • You must be at least 16 years old to be able to take the NSW DKT
  • You should prepare for the knowledge test by reading the entirety of the ‘Road Users’ Handbook’ (or our improved easy-to-read version) and with online practice tests
  • The driver knowledge test consists of 45 questions and is broken up into two sections - a ‘general knowledge’ section and a ‘road safety’ section. You need to clear both sections to pass the test.
  • The ‘general knowledge’ section has 15 questions, and you need to answer at least 12 correctly to pass
  • The ‘road safety’ section has 30 questions, and you need to answer at least 29 correctly to pass
  • The driver knowledge test questions are randomised from a question bank comprised of 600 questions
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, book it here.
Questions

How large of a gap must you leave when passing a cyclist on an 80 km/h road?

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AAt least 1 metre
At least 1.5 metres
CAt least 2 metres
DWhatever distance you deem safe

Be careful when passing cyclists since they have less protection than you do! When passing on roads with a speed limit of over 60 km/h, you must leave at least 1.5m between yourself and the cyclist.

You're approaching a children's crossing where a School Crossing Supervisor is displaying a STOP sign. Which statement is true?

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AWait until the first group of children have passed the crossing and proceed, even if the guard is still showing the STOP sign
BThe sign is only a recommendation, so you can drive if you consider it to be safe
You must stop and wait for the children to cross. Only proceed after the supervisor has returned to the footpath

Follow the instructions of a School Crossing Supervisor! You must remain stopped until everyone has crossed the road and the crossing supervisor has returned to the footpath.

You're driving on a laned roadway and intend to turn right. From which lane(s) must you turn?

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AAs close to the left as possible or from lanes that have an arrow pointing left
As close to the right as possible or from lanes that have an arrow pointing right
CIt doesn't matter from which lane you turn

On multi-lane roads, only make a right-hand turn from the far right lane or any lane that has an arrow pointing right.

Which of the following reduces your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)?

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ADrinking water
BEating food
CExercising
None of the above

The only thing that will sober you up is time. Exercising, eating, drinking water or sleeping does not increase the rate at which your body metabolises alcohol.

It may take more than 18 hours to get back to 0 BAC after a heavy night of drinking (many are arrested for drink driving the day after).

What does it mean that a driver has good hazard perception skills?

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AThe driver is focused on the car in front
The driver is able to spot, evaluate and respond to potential driving hazards
CThe driver maintains a speed 10 km/h below the speed limit
DThe driver is unable to spot, evaluate and respond to potential driving hazards

It’s very important for a driver to be able to predict and respond to possible driving hazards. This skill will develop over time as you become a more experienced driver.

Which statement is true regarding arrows on the road?

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AYou shouldn't drive in the direction indicated by the arrows
BIt’s recommended that you drive in the direction of the arrows, but you don’t have to
You must drive in the direction indicated by the arrows

If marked arrows exist, you must drive in the direction indicated by the arrows. Arrows may have more than one direction: 

  • one direction restricts you to only going that direction
  • two directions mean that you may go either direction

Are you allowed to park in a slip lane?

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AYes, but only for less than 10 minutes
BYes
No

You must not park in a slip lane unless there are signs that indicate parking.

You’re driving past parked vehicles. Which statement is true?

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Watch out for car doors opening, cars pulling out and pedestrians close to the road
BDrive as close to the parked vehicles as possible
CKeep a minimum 2m between your vehicle and the parked cars
DRegularly sound horn to warn other road users of your presence

When driving close to parked vehicles, be prepared to stop. Be especially alert for car doors opening, pedestrians stepping out from between parked cars and vehicles that are pulling out onto the street from a stationary position.

If you see children close to the road, be even more careful. Children often run out onto the road without looking for approaching vehicles.

What does this sign mean?

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AThe road ahead is narrower than the road you’re driving on
The road is about to be divided
CYou’re approaching a tunnel
DYou’re approaching a modified T-intersection

You’re approaching a divided road, which means that the two-way traffic will change to one-way traffic.

It's a Friday and you're going to a party with some friends. Which statement is true?

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To avoid drink driving, you should organise transport home before going out
BYou shouldn’t drink more than four beers if you are going to drive home
CAlcohol doesn't affect your driving
DYou can drive if you drink one glass of water for every alcoholic drink

Plan ahead to avoid drink driving. You can either take a taxi, use public transport or ask a sober friend for a ride home.

Are you allowed to park to the left of this sign on a Tuesday at 4 p.m?

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AYes
No

This is a 'No Parking' sign. Parking is prohibited in the direction of the arrow(s).

What does the sign mean?

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AYou’re approaching a railway level crossing without traffic lights
You’re approaching a railway level crossing controlled by traffic lights
CYou’re approaching a railway level crossing with at least 3 tracks
DYou’re approaching a bus lane

On the road ahead there is a railway level crossing controlled by flashing signals. Be prepared to stop.

What road are you currently driving on?

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M1
BHastings river drive
CThe sign does not specify

The route numbering system assists drivers navigating roads throughout Australia.

What does this sign mean?

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Drive with caution, as there’s a sharp depression in the road ahead
BDrive with caution, as you’re approaching a crest with limited visibility
CYou’re approaching a steep hill descent
DYou must give way to all traffic

Drive carefully to avoid an accident or damage to your car. The recommended speed limit in this situation is 20 km/h when passing the dip.

Are you allowed to stop here?

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No
BYes

A ‘No Stopping’ sign indicates that you're prohibited from stopping within the specified area.

At a crash scene, what should you do if a person is unconscious?

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ACheck the person's airway and look for breathing
BTilt the person's head back and face pointed down to maintain an open airway
CBe prepared to begin CPR if necessary
All of the above

Knowing what to do after a crash can save lives! Don't remove an injured person from a vehicle or move them in general unless necessary (e.g. you need to perform CPR, the vehicle is on fire or they are in danger from traffic). Wait for specialist help as there is a risk of spinal injuries etc.

What must you do when being overtaken by another vehicle?

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AKeep to the right, leave space in front, and don't increase your speed
Keep to the left, leave space in front, and don’t increase your speed
CBrake hard and keep to the left
DAccelerate a little

Make it easy for the other driver. Keep to the left, don't increase your speed, and leave space in front of you (if safe).

Who is responsible for making sure that seatbelts are worn in the vehicle?

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The driver
BThe driver and all passengers regardless of age
CThe driver and all passengers aged 14 and above

The driver can be fined for driving passengers without seatbelts. Passengers 16 and over can also be fined if they are not wearing a seatbelt.

What should you do if the  ABS warning light stays on?

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ACheck the brake-fluid level
BPump the brake pedal
Have your brakes checked immediately

The ABS light will stay on to alert the driver that the safety system is no longer active. Have your brakes checked immediately.

Should you always do what your passengers tell you to?

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AYes
No

Drive legally at all times. Try not to be negatively influenced or distracted by your passengers. Instead, ask your passengers to ease your driving by e.g. helping you identify potential hazards, acting as navigators or changing music.

Take Our Free NSW DKT Practice Tests Now

Go ahead and test your knowledge using our FREE NSW DKT practice tests. Our tests will even provide a detailed explanation for each question whether you get the question right or wrong - so you’ll learn much faster. Keep in mind that the tests are not as informative as the Road Users’ Handbook, so you’ll want to read our bite-sized Handbook at least once to make sure you’ve missed nothing.

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