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Free New York CDL General Knowledge Test (NY)

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal CDL/CLP applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 NY commercial driver's license manual
  • Updated for July 2024
Verified by Steven Litvintchouk, M.S., Chief Educational Researcher, Member of ACES. See our detailed commitment to accuracy and quality in our practice tests.
Commercial Driver's License

About this test

Available in EN and ES

To be awarded a Commercial Driver’s License in New York state, you’re required to pass a general knowledge test with at least 80% correct answers. This test will assess your knowledge of driving skills, hazard perception, regulations and more. The 50 questions below are drawn from the very latest New York DMV manual. Use the hints to help you if you’re stuck, and make sure you read the full explanation of the answer.

Good luck and safe driving!

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New York CDL FAQs in 2024

How can I obtain a NYS CDL?

To get a CDL in New York State, first obtain a CDL permit by passing the required knowledge tests. Then, you must complete CDL training and pass the CDL road test. Specific endorsements may require additional tests. Ensure you meet all medical and age-related requirements.

What is the cost of getting a CDL?

The cost to get a CDL in New York State varies. It includes the application fee ($10), permit fee ($5 per endorsement), and the road test fee ($40). Additional costs for CDL training programs vary by school.

How long does CDL training last?

CDL training duration in New York State varies by program. It typically ranges from a few weeks to several months, depending on the type of license and full-time or part-time schedules.

How long is the CDL permit valid?

A CDL permit in New York State is valid for 180 days. You may renew the permit once for an additional 180 days without retaking the general knowledge test.

Can I take the CDL permit test online?

No, in New York State, the CDL permit test must be taken in person at a DMV office. Online testing for the CDL permit is not available.

How many questions are on the CDL permit test?

The New York State CDL general knowledge permit test consists of 50 questions. Additional endorsement tests vary in the number of questions.

What is the maximum age for obtaining a CDL?

There is no upper age limit for obtaining a CDL in New York State, as long as you meet the medical certification requirements and possess the necessary driving skills.

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Enhance your preparation with our comprehensive General Knowledge test collection, tailored to cover all key topics of the CDL exam. For a complete understanding of the expenses involved, check out our guide on CDL license cost, and for a step-by-step guide to getting your CDL, visit our CDL license guide.

What to expect on the actual NY CDL exam

50

questions

40

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

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