Learner’s Driving Licence Practice Test 1
Q1: Traveling at 60 km/h, how far will your vehicle travel in a single second?
Option 1: 12.2 M
Option 2: 16.6 M
Option 3: 8.6 M
Option 4: 4.3M
At 60 km/h you will cover 16.6 m in a single second. Remember that if you become distracted by adjusting your radio, lighting a cigarette etc., you could easily have traveled 50 m before your attention is back on the road.
Q2: You are parking your vehicle facing downhill. How should you set your wheels?
Option 1: Turned towards the curb or edge of the road
Option 2: Turned away from the curb or edge of the road
Option 3: Facing straight downhill
Option 4: However they were positioned when you stopped
When parking downhill always turn your wheels in towards the curb or the edge of the road. This means that if your brakes fail, or the vehicle is struck from behind, it will run off the road where there is the smallest chance of causing injury or damage.
Q3: When pulling away from the curb, what should you do?
Option 1: Pull out at the sharpest angle possible
Option 2: Pull out as quickly as possible
Option 3: Wait for a gap in the traffic then pull away with caution
Option 4: Sound your horn as a warning
When pulling away from a parking space, you should make sure that there is plenty of room for other cars to avoid you and that you are not going to obstruct any other road users as you pull out.
Q4: When you are driving near a school, you should do what?
Option 1: Sound your horn constantly
Option 2: Accelerate to leave the area quickly
Option 3: Reduce your speed
Option 4: Turn your lights on full beam
The possibility that there may be large numbers of children using the road means that you should always slow down in school areas.
Q5: To ride a motorcycle without gears, a person must be at least what age?
Option 1: 14
Option 2: 17
Option 3: 16
Option 4: 15
16 is the minimum age for riding a gearless motorcycle
Q6: You see a blind person holding up their white cane at the roadside. What should you do?
Option 1: Stop and let them cross
Option 2: Shout a warning from your window
Option 3: Move to the other side of the road to avoid them
Option 4: Accelerate to get past them quickly
When a blind person holds up their cane, it indicates that they wish to cross. They then have as much right to expect you to stop as a sighted pedestrian on a zebra crossing.
Q7: A circular blue sign with a red border and two red diagonal lines crossing it means what?
Option 1: No U-turns
Option 2: No overtaking
Option 3: No stopping
Option 4: Give way
A blue circular sign with a red border and two red diagonal lines Indicates that you may not stop on this road for any reason.
Q8: You see a pedestrian waiting at a crossing ahead. You should…?
Option 1: Speed up to be past as quickly as possible
Option 2: Slow down and wave them across
Option 3: Come to a complete stop and wait for them to cross
Option 4: Hoot to warn them not to cross
Pedestrians have right of way over cars at pedestrian crossings. You must always stop to let them across and not restart until they have completely cleared the crossing.
Q9: A PUCC (Pollution Under Control Certificate) is valid for how long from the date of issue?
Option 1: Twenty months
Option 2: Eight months
Option 3: Twelve months
Option 4: Four months
To keep your PUCC valid your vehicle must be tested every twelve months.
Q10: Once you have obtained your learner’s licence, it is valid for how long?
Option 1: One year
Option 2: Six months
Option 3: Eight months
Option 4: Four months
After six months with a learner’s license you must have passed a test or had it renewed.
Q11: What shape is a mandatory traffic sign?
Option 1: Circular
Option 2: Rectangular
Option 3: Square
Option 4: Triangular
Circular signs contain instructions which must be obeyed in all circumstances.
Q12: A state driving license is valid for use…?
Option 1: Only in the state of issue
Option 2: Anywhere in the world
Option 3: Anywhere in India, Pakistan or Bangladesh
Option 4: Anywhere in India
A license issued by one Indian state may be used in all other Indian states. However, it is not necessarily valid in other countries of the world; always check if you are traveling abroad.
Q13: What signals should you make if you are going straight across at a roundabout?
Option 1: Nothing on entry, left on exit
Option 2: Nothing on entry, right on exit
Option 3: Left on entry, right on exit
Option 4: Left on entry, nothing on exit
To let other traffic know your intentions, if you are going straight at a roundabout, do not signal as you enter it, but signal left to make your exit.
Q14: How many vehicle lengths should you leave to the vehicle in front when driving at 45 km/h?
Option 1: 2
Option 2: 3
Option 3: 4
Option 4: 1
To give yourself a good stopping distance and the chance to take evasive action in an emergency, never get closer than two car lengths to the vehicle in front when traveling at 45 km/h. Increase this distance as the speed increases.
Q15: From which of these vehicles may a passenger disembark while it is still moving?
Option 1: A public transport vehicle
Option 2: A public transport vehicle
Option 3: A motorized rickshaw
Option 4: None of them
There is always danger in dismounting from any moving vehicle. Wait until you have reached a complete stop before disembarking.
Q16: A passenger may not be carried on a motorcycle unless it has…?
Option 1: Proper foot rests
Option 2: Wide tires
Option 3: A large engine
Option 4: Mudguards
Without proper footrests, a passenger’s feet can get caught in the machinery of the motorcycle or run over by other road users. It is illegal to carry a passenger without footrests.
Q17: A continuous yellow line down the middle of a road means what?
Option 1: No parking
Option 2: No overtaking
Option 3: No left turns
Option 4: Overtaking compulsory
A solid yellow line means that you may not move into the opposite lane.
Q18: Your insurance has expired. How long can you legally drive your vehicle before you renew it?
Option 1: 3 Days
Option 2: 1 Week
Option 3: 0 Days
Option 4: 1 Month
It is totally illegal to drive a car without insurance, even if you’re driving somewhere to renew it.
Q19: If an ambulance or fire service vehicle approaches you from behind with siren on or lights flashing, what must you do?
Option 1: Pull over as soon as it is safe to do so
Option 2: Slow down and activate your hazard lights
Option 3: Accelerate
Option 4: Maintain your current course and speed
Emergency vehicles always have priority over you if they have their sirens going or lights flashing. Pull over as quickly as possible, stop and don’t restart until they are past.
Q20: If you’re approaching an unmanned railway crossing, what should you do?
Option 1: Sound your horn to warn trains of your presence
Option 2: Stop and get out to check for trains
Option 3: Drive across slowly
Option 4: Speed up and cross as fast as possible
Walking up to the line and checking for oncoming trains is the only sure way to know that it’s safe to cross if there is no guard or gate to warn you.
Q21: It is acceptable to drink and drive…?
Option 1: Under no circumstances
Option 2: If you only have a short journey
Option 3: If an unexpected emergency arises
Option 4: If you are used to drinking
Any alcohol will negatively impact your ability to drive. If you are going to have a drink, leave the car at home.
Q22: The best driving technique for dealing with slippery roads is to…?
Option 1: Change down gear
Option 2: Drive as quickly as possible
Option 3: Constantly apply the brakes
Option 4: Change up gear
On slippery surfaces, driving in a lower gear gives your wheels the best chance of getting a grip.
Q23: It is permissible to exceed the speed limit…?
Option 1: In perfect conditions
Option 2: On empty roads
Option 3: When making an overtake
Option 4: Under no circumstances
The speed limit is absolute; you are not permitted to exceed it.
Q24: If you’re involved in a motor accident, how long do you have to report it to the nearest police station?
Option 1: 24 hours
Option 2: 12 hours
Option 3: 48 hours
Option 4: 72 hours
Accidents must be reported to the nearest police station within 24 hours of occurrence.
Q25: A cautionary traffic sign is what shape?
Option 1: Rectangular
Option 2: Square
Option 3: Circular
Option 4: Triangular
Triangular signs offer you warnings of which you should always take notice.
Q26: The number plate of your vehicle must be…?
Option 1: In Arabic with English numerals
Option 2: In Hindi
Option 3: In English with Arabic numerals
Option 4: In the local language
License plates on your vehicle should always use English letters and Arabic numerals, e.g. ABC 321
Q27: What color are the number plates for private car and motorised two-wheeler owners?
Option 1: White letters, blue background
Option 2: Black letters, yellow background
Option 3: Yellow letters, black background
Option 4: Black letters, white background
Plates for private car and motorised two-wheeler owners have black lettering on a white background; any different colors may incur a fine and the expense of replacing the plate.
Q28: You are driving on a dark road at night when you see another vehicle approaching. What should you do?
Option 1: Switch to low beam headlights
Option 2: Switch to high beam headlights
Option 3: Sound your horn long and hard
Option 4: Turn off your headlights
Driving towards someone with high beam headlights on can blind them, making judgement impossible and increasing the likelihood of an accident in which you might be involved.
Q29: You want to make a U-turn but there is a lot of traffic around. What should you do?
Option 1: Make the turn as quickly as possible
Option 2: Drive on until you find a less busy place
Option 3: Make the turn as slowly as possible
Option 4: Force others to stop and wait for you
Making U-turns on busy streets can be dangerous and is inconsiderate to others. Drive on until you find somewhere you can make the turn without holding up traffic.
Q30: If you drive while drunk, you can face a term of imprisonment of up to…?
Option 1: Four months
Option 2: One month
Option 3: Three months
Option 4: Six months
Drink driving is punishable by a sentence of up to six months in prison.