General Knowledge Practice Test
The purpose of this test ensure that you understand the information found in sections 1, 2, & 3 of your CDL handbook. Like all of our practice test, our CDL general knowledge practice test is dynamically generated just like the DMV/RMV, from our database that contains over 950 CDL practice questions which are randomly selected to guarantee you’ll never take the same test twice!!
When you take and pass your CDL test(s) and you have your license a whole new world of career opportunities will open up to you. Suddenly you will find that it is much easier to get a job and you can demand a higher salary or hourly wage. Of course, you can’t just walk down to your local motor vehicle department; you actually have to take the CDL general knowledge test among others. For many, this can be very intimidating and they allow for the test to stand between them and a career that they could love.
Understanding the Test
The CDL general knowledge test is one of several test that you may need to take for getting a commercial driver's license for that job that you may aspire to have. For instance, if you want to drive a class A, B or C vehicle you need to take both the general knowledge and the transporting cargo test. If there is a chance that you will be driving a vehicle with air brakes, you will also need to take the air brakes test. If you do not take this part of the test you may limit your ability to drive many different types of vehicles.
If you would like to drive a combination vehicle (tractor/trailer) you will also want to consider taking the combination vehicle test. As you can see, you really need to plan ahead so you know what to expect. Of course, you should start with the general knowledge area and expand out from there. While it can be overwhelming to think of how much knowledge you will need to ascertain, starting with the general knowledge test will help give you the confidence you need to do well in other areas of the CDL testing.
Preparing for the Test:
There is a lot of information that you will need to learn, if you don’t already know it, to pass the CDL general knowledge test. It is important to review information as much as possible until you know it well. A great way to get an idea of what you need to know is by getting the commercial driver’s license manual (CDL handbook) for your state. This will allow you to get an in depth view of the information covered in the general knowledge test.
Taking the CDL general knowledge test comes with a lot of pressure for many people. With the pressure comes nerves and when most people are nervous they don’t test as well as they would otherwise. To get an idea not only of your knowledge but how well you will test, you should take our free practice tests. If you don’t do well on one of our practice tests, look over the questions that you missed and study these areas closely.
The benefit of the CDL Study Buddy practice tests is that they allow you to see where you need the most help. Continue taking the practice tests as often as you like, while continuing to study until you are able to pass the test with ease. This practice will also allow you to see that you really do know and what you need to know in order to pass the test. This will boost your confidence so that when you take the real test you won’t be nearly as nervous, which will help you succeed when taking your test.
What You Need to Know
Of course, everyone would like to know with 100% certainty on what is on the CDL general knowledge test. So they would get that perfect score, and yet a lot of people don’t quite make it. The information you need to know in covered in sctions 1, 2, & 3. In most states you need to answer at least 80% of the questions in this section of the test correctly to pass.
Again, this is where the practice tests will come in handy. When you do the practice tests you should actually ensure that you know more than 80%. The reason for this is that the practice tests are only a sampling of what will be on the real test. This is why it is a good idea to take several practice CDL general knowledge tests so you can get an accurate idea of what will be covered in your actual test.
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