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CDL Practice Test


Welcome to the CDL practice test site for New York State. Our test questions are designed to prepare you for the questions you’ll see on the New York State DMV CDL Test. The questions on these practice tests cover topics from the NYS CDL manual. You can take these New York CDL practice tests as many times as you need to, and the tests are free to take. You will be presented with 40 questions and you must answer 34 questions correctly to pass. There is a 50-minute time limit. You may not go back once you answer a question. Click the "Start Test" button below to begin.

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Which of the following is a recommended procedure when unloading the students?

2 / 40

This object is not checked at the rear of the trailer.

3 / 40

If hazardous material is spilling from your vehicle, do not move your vehicle:

4 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to the braking power of spring brakes.

5 / 40

The cause of almost half of all truck driver deaths are:

6 / 40

The sliding mechanism and locking device for a tandem axle on trailers is:

7 / 40

This object should not be damaged, bent, or rusted through and be evenly centered with the tires and dual wheels evenly separated.

8 / 40

Bus drivers must have a CDL if they drive a vehicle:

9 / 40

When using turn signals, which of the following should be avoided?

10 / 40

Which contains more alcohol: a 12-ounce glass of 5% beer, a 5-ounce glass of 12% wine or a 1 1/2-ounce shot of 80 proof liquor?

11 / 40

You should___when driving down a long steep hill.

12 / 40

Before transporting a sealed load, you must check:

13 / 40

If your bus has an emergency exit door, it must:

14 / 40

The air leakage rate for a combination vehicle should not exceed ____psi a minute.

15 / 40

You should_____when checking the slack adjusters on S-Cam brakes.

16 / 40

A tank vehicle:

17 / 40

How can you check slack adjusters?

18 / 40

In the event of an accident you should remember to do the following EXCEPT:

19 / 40

Which of the following statements about loading and unloading cargo tanks is false?

20 / 40

This object is required to be checked for damage, that it's secure, and strong enough to handle any cargo.

21 / 40

To maintain alertness during the trip, drivers should:

22 / 40

You do not have a hazardous materials endorsement on your commercial driver license. When can you legally haul hazardous materials?

23 / 40

A minimum tread depth of 2/32 inch is required for:

24 / 40

If you are carrying Division 1.2 or 1.3 materials, how far away must you park from the traveled portion of the roadway?

25 / 40

To decide which placards you need, if any, what three things do you need to know?

26 / 40

You should____in order to inspect the coupling.

27 / 40

What must vehicles with air brakes have?

28 / 40

Select the true statement in regards to unhooking the pintle hook while the converter dolly is still under the trailer.

29 / 40

Shifting into a lower gear and removing your foot off of the accelerator to slow your vehicle is known as?

30 / 40

Tires should should be replaced:

31 / 40

What is the safest way to stop unruly behavior on the bus?

32 / 40

Which trailer should be the first one after the tractor?

33 / 40

How do you make sure the trailer height is correct before coupling?

34 / 40

Select how you can tell if your vehicle is equipped with an anti-lock braking system:

35 / 40

If you have riders on board, you must never refuel:

36 / 40

____is the most common type of foundation brakes used by heavy vehicles.

37 / 40

When transporting both hazardous and non hazardous materials, your bills must:

38 / 40

Unless you_____you will feel the effects of a liquid surge.

39 / 40

Which of the following is a reason that shippers package material?

40 / 40

You should never brake and should rely only steering inputs to avoid a crash while driving a tanker truck.

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How To Get A new york Commercial Drivers License

To be eligible for a CDL in New York, applicants must meet the following age eligibility requirements.

  • Be at least 18 years old to operate a commercial vehicle intrastate (within New York only).
  • Be at least 21 years old to operate a commercial vehicle interstate (outside of New York).

To be eligible to drive a commercial vehicle in New York, applicants must provide verification that they are physically capable of operating a commercial vehicle. New York applicants must pass a vision test. All applicants must submit the following documents when they apply for a CDL.

  • (Form 649-F) Medical Examination Report (must be signed by applicant and physician)
  • CDL Holder Self-Certification document

Drivers who have had their licenses revoked, suspended, denied or canceled and drivers with multiple licenses in different states are not eligible for a CDL in New York.  Available endorsements include:

H – Hazmat Vehicles
M – Metal Coil
N – Tank Vehicles
P – Passenger Vehicles
R – Recreational Vehicles Over 26,000 pounds
S – School Bus
T – Double or Triple Trailer
W – Tow Truck
X – Combination Tank and Hazmat Vehicle

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new york CDL License Test Tips

Every New York CDL applicant must pass the general knowledge test prior to taking the skills test. This test consists of 50 questions. To pass the New York test, applicants must score 80 percent or higher. Applicants who require additional endorsements must pass additional tests and pay the required fees. The New York skills test can be taken 14 days after applicants pass the knowledge test. It includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, basic control skills and on-road driving. Applicants must pass each section.

Military veterans who were discharged within 1 year of the application and current military members can apply to have the skills exam waived if they can show proof of military enlistment or discharge, have operated an equivalent military vehicle in the past two years, possess a valid NY driver’s license, and submit an application for the Military Skills Test Waiver that is signed by the commanding officer.

Additional Information

Information on the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

The New York Motor State Department of Motor Vehicles provides administers CDL license requirements in New York. To get more information contact them via:


Phone: 518.486.9786


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