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Free Arkansas CDL General Knowledge Test (AR)

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal CDL/CLP applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 AR commercial driver's license manual
  • Updated for July 2024
Verified by Steven Litvintchouk, M.S., Chief Educational Researcher, Member of ACES. See our detailed commitment to accuracy and quality in our practice tests.
Commercial Driver's License

About this test

Available in EN and ES

Today, you will have the opportunity to practice answering questions based on those you will find on the real CDL exam, covering topics the Arkansas State Police feel you need to know to be a safe commercial driver, from driving in hot weather to identifying key parts of your suspension system. These 50 multiple-choice questions are carefully designed, and each includes both a hint and an explanation, which we recommend you read carefully so that you will be able to answer questions correctly in the future on these concepts. Feel free to practice until you achieve that perfect score and good luck on your upcoming exam!

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Arkansas CDL License FAQs in 2024

How do you obtain a CDL license?

To obtain a CDL license in Arkansas, start by getting a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) after passing the required knowledge tests. Hold the CLP for at least 14 days before taking the CDL skills test. You may complete CDL training during this period and then pass the skills test. Ensure you meet all medical and legal requirements.

What is the cost of getting a CDL?

The cost for a CDL in Arkansas includes a $50 fee for the CDL, a $50 fee for the skills test, and varying costs for the knowledge test and endorsements. Additional costs for CDL training programs vary by school.

How long does it take to get a CDL?

The time to get a CDL in Arkansas can vary. After obtaining a CLP, you must hold it for at least 14 days. The duration of CDL training programs, if chosen, can range from a few weeks to several months.

How many questions are on the CDL test?

The Arkansas CDL general knowledge test consists of 50 questions. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 40 questions, achieving an 80% passing score. Endorsement tests have additional questions.

What disqualifies you from getting a CDL?

In Arkansas, disqualifications from obtaining a CDL include major traffic violations, such as DUIs or reckless driving, certain criminal convictions, and failing the required medical examination.

How long does the CDL permit last?

A CDL permit in Arkansas is valid for one year. You must pass the CDL skills test within this period to get your full CDL.

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Enhance your preparation with our comprehensive General Knowledge test collection, tailored to cover all key topics of the CDL exam. For a complete understanding of the expenses involved, check out our guide on CDL license cost, and for a step-by-step guide to getting your CDL, visit our CDL license guide.

What to expect on the actual AR CDL exam

50

questions

40

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

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