If you’re looking to start driving in Ontario, chances are you’re getting ready to take your G1 knowledge test. The G1 test is the first step in obtaining your driver’s license, and it can be a bit daunting. But don’t worry – with a little preparation, you can ace the test on your first try.

G1 test structure:

The G1 test is composed of two parts: Rules of the Road and Traffic Signs. The test contains 40 multiple choice questions, and you need to answer 32 of them correctly to pass. With that being said, you need to pass each section independently – it’s not sufficient to get 32 overall, rather, you’ll need to score 16 or higher (80%+) in each section.

A few other things to note about the test:

How to prepare:

To prepare for the G1 test, you can either use free resources or paid ones. Free resources include online practice tests and the digital version of the Official MTO Driver’s Handbook. Paid resources include G1 prep courses offered by online testing websites or driving schools (like us!)

The downside of free resources is that they’re typically not very good, and you’ll likely have to piece together information from multiple sources. Paid resources, on the other hand, are typically more comprehensive and provide a structured approach to learning the material. However, they can be expensive.

Whichever route you choose, make sure you understand the material inside and out. The questions on the G1 test can be tricky, and it’s important to approach each one carefully. Read each question at least twice and review all the options before selecting an answer. If you’re not sure about an answer, take your best guess – there is no penalty for guessing and getting it right!

How much preparation do I need? 

As for how much preparation you need, it depends on your level of comfort with the material. If you’re comfortable with the basic concepts, a couple of hours of study should suffice. However, if you’re struggling with the material, you may need to dedicate several hours or even days to studying.

Don’t despair if you fail the G1 test on your first try. Many people don’t pass on their first attempt. The important thing is to identify which areas you need to work on and then focus your studying on those areas. There are plenty of resources available to help you prepare for a second attempt, so you should be able to pass with flying colours if you put in the effort.

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What resources can I use to prepare?

The bottom line:

How much preparation you need will depend on how confident you feel and your general level of knowledge. If you’re struggling with the material, it might be worth signing up for a comprehensive online prep course. Otherwise, stick to the free resources and put in the extra effort to make sure you’re fully prepared. Good luck!