Ohio uses the typical process of other U.S. states to issue state driver’s licenses and permits. A future driver or motorcycle rider first needs to take a learners permit test so he can practice on real cars, trucks, buses or motorcycles. To pass this test, Ohio provides several study manuals. Permit applicants should first prepare by studying the driver’s manual and then reinforce that by taking as many Ohio permit practice tests as they can find.
Access the proper Ohio drivers manual for your desired learners permit. The main kinds of Ohio permits include those for large commercial vehicles (a CDL permit), regular cars and motorcycles. Each Ohio drivers permit test will have different questions. So just make sure you select the right manual or manuals by using the web page below or going to dmv.org/oh-ohio/dmv-office-finder.php to find a local Deputy Registrar’s office of the Ohio BMV (Bureau of Motor Vehicles).
To find the manuals, go to the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s BMV “Driver License Information” page at bmv.ohio.gov/driver_license.stm. You will see links to the Ohio driver manuals in the “Forms and Publications for Download” section.
Use the manuals as the primary source of Ohio traffic laws relevant to the permit exam. It is best to try to master the laws first and then start taking the various available Ohio permit practice tests.
Those who are still in or need to take an Ohio driver’s education course should use those course materials to find practice permit tests for the Ohio BMV exams. If you already finished the course and did not save your study materials, hunt down a current or recent student and ask to borrow the Ohio driver’s ed course materials.
Access free 20-question permit practice exams at the Free DMV Practice Tests website. Go to freedmvpracticetests.com/oh-ohio to find links to the road sign, driver, CDL and motorcycle permit tests.
Use DMV-Test.com to do 10 permit practice questions for free. Go to dmv-test.com/ohio.php and click on “Sample 10 Question Ohio Driver Test.” You may also choose to pay for a subscription to get access to hundreds of practice permit test questions. Subscriptions start at about $20.
You may also use Driving Test Experts to get a few free test questions and optionally take a course with study materials and additional Ohio learners permit practice tests. Go to drivingtestexperts.com/sampletest.asp?state_name=Ohio to answer some random questions from the Driving Test Experts permit-test-question database.
Ohio BMV: Information for Ohio Driver’s Licenses and Learners Permits
Driving Test Experts: Free Sample Questions for the Ohio Drivers Permit Test