New Mexico DMV Test Prep

Use the following NM(New Mexico) DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.

Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics, do a DMV permit test simulation, and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for New Mexico.

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NM Marathon Test

This test contains all the DMV test questions we have! Don’t say you are ready for the real test until you pass this test with flying colors!


This is our New Mexico DMV Test simulator – same passing score and number of questions as the real test, different EVERY TIME you re-take this test.

Study on the go, download our FREE app


NM Alcohol/Drugs

Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties.

NM Intersection

Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.

NM Lane Change

How do you change lanes? Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.

NM Lights

Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.

NM Parking

Parking is an essential part of driving. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about parking, including how to park, where to park, and rules of parking.

NM Regulation

Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.

NM Signal

Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.

NM Signs

How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.

NM Speed

Speed limits are set to promote safe driving. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about the how fast you can drive on various roadways and in different areas of your state.

NM Symbols

Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.

NM Traffic

Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.

NM Vehicle

Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.

NM Other

Driving is not simple. Take this FREE NM permit practice test to learn all other important aspects of driving, including emergency responses and driving exceptions.

Applying for your AL License

What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in New Mexico?

In New Mexico, you are not legally allowed to drive until you are 15 years old with an instructional permit. You can get a provisional driver’s license at 15.5 years old.

What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in New Mexico?

When you’re ready to apply for your learner’s permit, go to your local New Mexico MVD office and submit:

  • Proof of enrollment in an approved driver’s education program.
  • Proof of your identity, Social Security Number and NM residency.
  • Pay the $10 fee for your learner’s permit
How do I contact my nearest New Mexico MVD office?

Your local New Mexico MVD office is the place to go when you are ready to apply for your license. If you need additional help finding your local office, log onto If you need more information, call the MVD at 888-683-4636.

Getting Ready for Your AL Permit Test

On the New Mexico permit test, what will I be tested on?

The permit test is comprised of written questions about New Mexico state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the New Mexico Driver License Manual and cover a range of topics including what’s a safe stopping distance and who has the right of way. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.

What is the best way to study for the New Mexico permit test?

Although the NM driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the New Mexico permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE NM DMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 15 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you get a question wrong, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE NM DMV marathon test and NM DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.

Is driver’s education required in order to get an New Mexico learner’s permit?

New Mexico drivers under 18 must be enrolled in an approved driver’s education program when applying for a learner’s permit. If you are between 18 and 24 years old you are required to take the “None for the Road” DWI prevention class. New drivers age over 25 do not need to take driver’s ed.

Is there a mobile DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?

Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Test Prep app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.

How many questions are on the New Mexico DMV Test?

There are 25 multiple choice questions on the New Mexico MVD Test. Our DMV Permit Test simulator the same number of questions as the real test.

What's the passing mark for the New Mexico MVD Test?

You must get 18 out of 25 questions correct. You will know your score immediately upon finishing. Our DMV Permit Test simulator has the same passing score as the real test.

Taking Your AL Permit Test

How do I sign up for my permit test in New Mexico?

To sign up for your permit test in New Mexico, simply find a local MVD office when you’re ready to apply. Find out more at

Which MVD office should I go to take my permit test in New Mexico?

It doesn’t matter which MVD office you go to, but most people choose to go to a MVD office nearest to them. To find out where the MVD offices are located at, visit the Offices page here.

How do I pass the New Mexico permit test?

To pass your New Mexico permit test, you are expected to know New Mexico traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the New Mexico Driver License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.

There will be 25 questions on the exam. You must score at least 18 out of 25 to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s book during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.

Next Steps

I failed my New Mexico permit test, what should I do?

If you fail your test, don’t stress out, you can retake it as early as you wish. Before you retake your test, you should look over the manual again and do a few more practice tests.

I passed my New Mexico permit test! Now what?

Congratulations! After you pass your written test and pay your $10 permit fee, you will get your learner’s permit. Your permit will have your picture on it and will indicate that you now have the privilege of driving in New Mexico. Remember, with a learner’s permit, you are permitted to practice on any public street or road, but make sure you have a licensed driver age 21 or older sitting next to you at all times.

When can I take my road test?

After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 6 months before you could take the road test. During this time period, you will need to acquire at least 50 hours of behind the wheel training and completed driver’s ed. Once you have prepared yourself and met all of the requirements mentioned above, you may schedule your road test.

Who may I have in the car with me while driving in New Mexico with a permit?

If you only hold a learners permit, you must have a licensed driver age 21 or older in the front seat with you at all times.

New to Alabama

Will I have to pass a road test when I move to New Mexico from another state?

If you already hold a license in your home state, you have to surrender your out of state license right away to apply for the NM driver’s license . You only have to take the eye exam. No road test is required.

Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in New Mexico?

The state of New Mexico will recognize any valid out-of-state learner’s permit subject to restrictions mandated by the state that issued it. As long as you remain a resident of your home state, there is no limit to how long you can drive in New Mexico with your valid out-of-state license. However, when you move to New Mexico permanently, you must trade in your out of state license for a new New Mexico license right away.

Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to New Mexico?

If you have further questions regarding driving in New Mexico, you should contact the Motor Vehicle Division. They can be reached at 888-683-4636 or you may go online to

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