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AK CDL General Knowledge Exam Simulator 2023

What to expect on the actual AK CDL exam

  • 50questions
  • 40correct answers to pass
  • 80%passing score

It’s crucial to have everything in order before you head out to the Alaska DMV to take the General Knowledge exam for your Commercial Vehicle Licensure (CDL). First, you need to collect some important paperwork. At the office they will check to make sure you currently have a valid driver’s license to drive a standard motor vehicle – it is not possible to get a commercial driver’s license without already having a license to drive a car or motorcycle. They will also check your permanent citizen or lawful residency status. This means that you need to have either a birth certificate, a social security card, or proof that you are able to work in the U.S. Finally, you’ll have to get a valid medical examiners certificate also known as a DOT card. The physical exam demonstrates that you are a physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle and the certificate is generally valid for 24 months (unless you have a condition that needs to be monitored). Then, if you want to drive any commercial vehicle you have to face the General Knowledge test. It will contain 50 multiple choice questions and you only have an hour to answer them all. In order to pass you need a 80% score (or 40 correct). If you do not pass you will have to wait until the next day to take the exam. Also you will not be able to take any further specific endorsements like Passenger and School Busses, Doubles/Triples, Tank Vehicles, Hazardous Materials, or Air Brake Restriction Removal skills without a passing grade on the General Knowledge test. Studying Alaska’s official commercial driver’s manual will give you the exact information you need to pass. Taking some practice tests, like this one, will make you more comfortable with how the exam is structured and is a great way to put yourself in the best position to succeed when facing the test. So what are you waiting for? Start practicing with our AK General Knowledge Practice Test today!

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Perfect for

  • First-time AK CDL and CLP applicants
  • CDL holders adding endorsements
  • AK CDL renewal applicants

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