The Knowledge Test – Tutor Notes
After you finish the driving course and before you take the Road Test, you must pass the Knowledge Test. To find out more about the Knowledge Test, what to expect, how much it costs, and how to schedule the test, go to:
On average, the test takes around 30 minutes but there is no time limit. You can take as long as you need. The test is taken on a computer at an SAAQ centre. You will have a headset. Instructions are displayed on the screen and read out loud. You can select the language you wish to take the test in (French or English).
Questions are multiple choice. Each question and all answers are displayed on the screen and read out loud. You can click on any text at any time to hear the question or answer read out again.
When you are ready, you select the answer from the list available. You will then click a button to confirm your answer. Once you confirm your answer, you can not change it.
In November of 2023, the Knowledge Test consisted of three parts:
- Part 1: 9 questions (you need to get a minimum of 7 correct to pass)
- Part 2: 9 questions (you need to get a minimum of 7 correct to pass)
- Part 3: 12 questions (you need to get a minimum of 9 correct to pass)
Once you have passed a single part, you do not need to retake it. You need to pass all parts to pass the Knowledge Test.
When you PASS, you will see a message saying ‘congratulations’.
If you do not pass, you must wait at least 28 days before you can retake the knowledge test. You will have to schedule another appointment.
See this page for other resources you can use to practice the Knowledge Test questions.