Last year I decided that I would get my motorcycle license in Germany. I already have a Canadian motorcycle license but the agreement between Canada and German only covers class 'B' vehicles, meaning all two-track vehicles under 3500 Kg.
The German drivers license system is not particularly the easiest so I am quite thankful that while I can not simply transfer my Canadian for German license I 'only' have to take the theory and practical tests. I say only because a normal drivers license can cost thousands if you have to go through the entire process with required classroom and driving hours.
I registerd myself with a local driving school and got the ball rolling at the 'D.O.T' in Munich. I had to buy two separate sets of practice tests because the motorcycle license contains both basic questions and questions specific to motorcycles. So I went home with both the class B and A packets. The class B packet contains 60 practice test each with 20 questions, the class A packet contains 38 practice tests each with 10 questions.
Thats 1,580 questions! (probably 100 unique questions)
Each question is assigned a score ranging between 2 and 5. Points are scored against you so if you get a question wrong your points go up. The answer is wrong if it does not contain all possible correct answers when the question is asking for the correct answers, or at least 1 incorrect answer when the question is asking for incorrect answers.
The motorcycle theory test contains 20 questions and you are allowed a maximum of 6 points. So you are pretty much screwed if you answer two qestions wrong. Unless you are extremely lucky and answer two low point questions wrong, but generally the low point questions are easy.
So just about every night now for the past month I have been going through the damn questions and I am still making mistakes! I probably have a couple weeks left before the DOT has my papers ready to send over to the testing center, perhaps by then I will have all the different questions memorized.
The only problem is that it leaves little time in the evenings for to much else...
Well I will probably be a bit more active once this whole business is over with.
Wish me luck!
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