A driver license or learner's permit is required for anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roads in the state of New Mexico. You must pass a written and road test, as well as a vision screening, in order to obtain a driver's license. Practice with our New Mexico MVD driving test to familiarize yourself with the format of the New Mexico driver's license test. The NM MVD written test is intended to assess your knowledge of road rules, road signs, traffic laws, and safety rules. The test is based on the New Mexico Driver's Manual. The MVD written test has 25 questions, and you must answer 18 of them correctly to pass (72%).