Select Your Free 2024 NM Permit Practice Test to Get Started

Select Your <strong>Free 2024 NM Permit Practice Test</strong> to Get Started
Come take a drive through the Land of Enchantment. Named for its rich cultural history and scenic beauty, New Mexico contains over 140,000 miles worth of road connecting travelers to places like the White Sands National Monument and the Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway. Take the High Road to Taos through Pueblo villages, and make sure to stop through Albuquerque during the International Balloon Festival. With a valid driver’s license, the sky is the limit. All residents of New Mexico age 15 years or older that are looking to become licensed drivers must first pass the state’s driver written exam. The exam will test your knowledge of the rules of the road and various road signs. Preparing for the exam starts by thoroughly reviewing the information found in the official New Mexico Drivers Handbook and then test your knowledge with our New Mexico Permit Practice Tests. These valuable resources provide a great starting point as you prepare for the exam. Select a practice test to get started.

Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)

  • Questions 1-40
    Permit Test 1

    Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in New Mexico.  Multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the rules of the road.

  • Questions 41-80
    Permit Test 2

    Introduction to common road signs, lane markings, speed limits, traffic lights, sharing the road, child restraint systems, hand signals, and seatbelt usage.

  • Questions 81-120
    Permit Test 3

    Questions designed to test your knowledge of driving in poor weather conditions, phone usage, parking rules, lane changes, road signs, traffic signals, and blind spots.

  • Questions 121-160
    Permit Test 4

    Features safe driving questions with an emphasis on defensive driving, distracted driving, emergency situations, railroad crossings, accidents, and road signs.

  • Questions 161-210
    Road Signs Test

    This practice test will test your knowledge of various road signs and their meanings.  Learn how to identify road signs by shape and color.

  • 50 random questions
    MVD Test Simulator

    Simulate test day with this practice test.  Random questions generated from a huge database.  No explanations.  New questions with every attempt.

  • Questions 211-360
    Mega Test

    Boost your knowledge with this massive practice test.  Features hundreds of questions from every road rules category.  Perfect for the day before the exam.

New Mexico Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your NM Permit

When can I apply for a learner's permit in New Mexico?

You can apply for your Learner’s Permit at age 15.

What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?

There are three main requirements for getting your New Mexico Learner’s Permit – 1. You must pass a written knowledge test. 2. You must pass a vision test. 3. You must be enrolled in a state approved driver education course that includes driving practice as well as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) education.

How many questions are on the New Mexico permit test?

The written knowledge test has 25 questions.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer at least 18 questions correctly to pass.

How should I prepare for the New Mexico permit test?

If you want to receive your Learner’s Permit as quickly as possible, we recommend studying for the test. In particular, we recommend that you take online practice exams that provide real sample questions from the state exam. This has proven to be a very effective way to study. Simply click on the following link to take a New Mexico practice permit test now.

Where do I take the New Mexico permit test?

The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) licenses drivers. is responsible for licensing drivers. Visit to find an MVD service provider near you.

How much does the New Mexico permit test cost?

There is a $10 permit fee.

What can I expect on test day?

You will need to provide proof residency and proof of identification. Then you will need to pass both the written knowledge test and the vision test in order to receive your Learner’s Permit.