Our Tips For Passing The DKT
Looking to get your learner licence? The first step is to pass the Driver Knowledge Test (DKT). This is the first driving test you’ll have to take while getting your licence in NSW, and passing the test is mandatory for earning your licence as a learner driver.
So, how can you pass the driver knowledge test on your first try, earn your learner licence, and begin taking driving lessons with a professional driving instructor and moving up to your P1 licence? Let’s give you some tips on how to pass this theory test on your first try now!
1. Understand The Format Of This Driving Test
Before booking the test, it’s important to understand its format and how it works, and what you can expect when you sit the test.
The DKT is a computer-based test that will test your knowledge of Australian road rules. In this theory test, you will have to answer a total of 45 questions, which will be randomly selected by a question bank including more than 600 questions. There are two sections:
- In the first section of the test, you will be asked 15 general knowledge questions. You will need to answer at least 12 correctly. If you get 4 questions incorrect in this section, your test will be terminated.
- In the second section of the test, you will be asked 30 road safety questions. You must answer at least 29 correctly. Again, if you get 2 questions incorrect in this section, your test will be terminated automatically.
Read the question very carefully each time. There is no time limit for this test. You can take as long as you want, so do not feel rushed.
2. Study The Road Users Handbook
All of the information you need to pass this test is in the Road Users Handbook – from information about road signs to proper speed limits in school areas and more. You can access the Road Users Handbook, or you can buy a physical copy from any registry/service centre.
3. Study The Available Question Banks
You can access a full list of question banks for the real test online –go to “DKT Question Banks”. This includes all 600 questions asked on the test, with the correct answer bolded and shown as the first option.
4. Take A Practice DKT Online
If you feel like you’re ready to take the real test, a good next step is to take the free online practice DKT. This test uses the exact same format as a real DKT, and uses real questions that may appear on your DKT. If you can pass the practice DKT, chances are that you’re ready for the real test!
Passed Your DKT And Got Your Learner Licence? Get Driving Lessons From LTrent!
As long as you study the Road Users Handbook and DKT Question Banks in-depth, you’ll have no trouble earning your learners licence in NSW. If you have your L licence and L Plates and are ready to begin the process of getting your P1 and P2 licence, LTrent Driving School is here to help!
Professional driving instruction and the Safer Drivers Course allow you to get more hours on your log book and qualify for your P1 licence sooner. In addition, professional instruction helps you become a safer driver. To learn more and see if driving lessons from LTrent are right for you, just contact us now on 02 8748 4500.