Permit Test

2013 Permit Test

If you ever plan on getting a license, there is no way around the permit test in 2013. In order to ensure that every driver knows the state traffic law and is able to navigate on the state roads, absolutely every license applicant has to go through a drivers permit test first. The DMV uses permit testing as the first step of the licensing procedure to seed out those who are not ready to get behind the wheel yet.

Permit Test Questions

The questions asked on the permit test usually cover the state traffic law and road signs. Some states may also introduce a few permit test questions that come from other areas, such as defensive driving techniques, but this is rather an exception. Unfortunately, most people tend to underestimate the level of questions they will get on the test and this that if they can name all the road signs on their way to the DMV office, that should pass them in no time. Sadly, this is not true as usually the drivers permit test contains from 20 to 50 questions (depending on your state of residence), with half of the questions covering the traffic laws and the other half concentrated on road signs. For example, a question from the traffic law section may sound something like “How many points from your license can you lose within a two year period without having your drivers license suspended?”. If you are able to answer twenty questions of this kind - you have nothing to worry about on your permit driving test.

Studying for DMV Permit Test

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Thankfully, when it comes to preparing for your driver permit test, there is no shortage of study materials. The first thing you should always look for is the DMV drivers manual. This handbook is usually provided by the DMV free of charge, it is updated yearly and it contains the answers to any question you may encounter at the drivers license office. In most cases you can read the drivers handbook online or download it to your computer, so you don’t have to go anywhere to get it.

Another very popular method of preparing for the exam is taking a permit practice test. The practice tests feature similar questions to those that will be on the real DMV exam and will help you evaluate your current level of preparation. However, in our opinion, the practice permit tests are not self-sufficient and you should only use it as an additional source of information.

Finally, there are professional drivers education classes. Some states even make completion of a drivers ed program compulsory for anyone who is applying for a drivers license or a learners permit. Drivers ed classes usually provide deeper insights into the driving law and ensure that you are well prepared when the time comes to take the learners permit test.

Taking the Drivers Permit Test

Permit testing is administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles (it may also be known as Department of Transportation or Department of Public Safety in your state). Today, most states require you to appear in person for taking the test, however this is slowly changing and some states, such as Florida, already started offering the online permit test that can be taken from home.

Generally, no appointment is necessary and most DMV offices accept walk-ins for permit testing during the regular business hours. You may still wish to call ahead to find out the best time to come to save yourself some waiting in line.

When you come to the DMV on your testing day, be prepared to do the following:

  • Provide proof of ID
  • Provide proof of birth date
  • Provide the Social Security card
  • Pay the required fee
  • Take a vision test
  • Take the permit test

Sadly, there is no such thing as a free permit test. You have to pay the drivers license application fee, which also covers your drivers permit test. The fee is usually around $5-$30.

Drivers permit applicants who are under 18 years of age need to have a parent or legal guardian present at the time of the application. The parent or legal guardian usually signs the application form and confirms that the teenager has parental approval for receiving the learners permit.

Depending on your state of residence, the permit test can be provided in other languages, such as Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, German or Mandarin. In some cases, the help of the translator can also be summoned for the test. Please call your local DMV office in advance if you require special arrangements for your exam.

Those who pass the exam receive the learners permit. The permit is only intended for supervised driving and does not allow you to drive alone. Please observe all permit restrictions or your permit will be revoked.

If you do not pass the test the first time, don’t stress. You usually have up to here tries at the end, but most states make you wait at least a week before you get another go. Use this time to work on the questions you missed, if you do not pass the test on your third attempt, you will have to wait from six to twelve months before you can take it again. The DMV may also have you take a drivers education program before you retake the test.

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iam 23 yrs ald iam lookin for my permit test which questions will help me ?

Hi My name is Tori, I am 23 years of age, I took my drivers ed class and took the test passed and got my permit. Unfortunately I have an expired permit now-I practiced driving for the whole time (A year) unable to get the courage for the drivers test-Now I am a good driver. I will have to retake the written portion for another permit and then take my on the road test to get my license. This is correct? I am from Arizona. Do you think the test will be easy after I have driven and passed a practice on the road exam?

in new mexico if you are 17 do you still have to wait the full 6 months for the permit

Hi Karl Simply choose "DMV practice test" from the menu and select your state at the end of the page, it will take you to the right place. Good luck!

How can take different dds practice test to be familiar with the questionns?

Hi Heather! It would really help if I knew the state you took your learners permit test in, rules and permit holding period do vary greatly between states. If you will provide me with your state of residence, I will be able to tell you how long you need to hold your driving permit for!

How long do I have to wait to get my drivers liscence if im already 17 and i just now got my permit? Is it still 6 months or just 30 days? And would I be able to get it sooner if its 6 months still due to the fact that both of my parents are disabled? thanks

You will actually do your 6 hour drivers education course even BEFORE you get your permit. Here is a step-by-step procedure: 1. Sign up for the 6 hour drivers education course (you can do it online or at one of the local driving school) 2. Get your certificate of completion from the school 3. Go down to a local DPS office, present them with an ID, show them the certificate for drivers ed, take a vision exam, get your learners permit (once again, you DO NOT NEED TO TAKE A PERMIT TEST) 4. Practice driving with another adult. There is no minimum number of hours that you need to practice for, you can take a driving test as soon as you are ready) 5. Schedule the driving test with the DPS 6. Pass your driving test, get your drivers license That's it!

Sooo.. just 2 be clear if i get my Permit!? like you say, I still will need the 6 hours education course right???

Yes, the permit application fee is around $5 in Texas, you understand that correctly. As I previous stated, you do not need to take the permit test if you complete one of the 6 hour drivers education courses in Texas (and you must do the course if you are 19, no way around it). If you are just curious as to how many questions you would have had to do if you took the permit test - the exam has 30 questions on road signs and rod rules and the passing score is 70%.

Hello again! Yes, you still have to apply for a learners permit first, even though you are 19. You must also take a special adult drivers education class, it only takes 6 hours to complete and you can do this class online and receive your certificate in the mail, so you won't even have to go anywhere. The good news is that even though you are required to take drivers ed, you will not have to take a learners permit test at the DPS, your drivers ed class fully replaces the permit test. When you show up at your local DPS office, you will just need to show them the certificate and some ID, fill in some paperwork and take a vision test, at which point they give you a learners permit. Once you got your permit, you can schedule a driving test right away, provided you know how to drive. That's it, let us know if you have any other questions about your permit test or learners permit in Texas. Good luck at the DPS!

who many question are in permit test in Texas??? I understand the fee is 5$ here in Texas.

In Texas, do i need the permit & take driving classes, in order 2 get my driver licence if i am 19 years old???

Hello Maria. In most cases, your learners permit is valid for up to one year and you are expected to either take a driving test within this period or renew your permit, if you are unable to take the road test during this time. A year from the time when you take your permit test is more than enough time to get some driving hours under your belt. Good luck on the road!

If I get a permit in California, being over 18, when does it expire? Is there a limited time for me to learn until I take the final exam?

Hello Morgan, thank you for the question. Yes, you still have to take the permit test and obtain a learners permit first, even though you are 18, this applies to virtually every state, including Indiana. The main advantage of taking the learners permit test after you turn 18 is that you do not need to take a drivers education course and there is no holding period period, you can go ahead and take the road test whenever you feel you're ready for it, while teenagers usually have to wait a certain period. Hope this helps and good luck at the BMV!

In Indiana, do you have to get you're permit if you're over the age of 18, or can you just get you're liscence?

Hey there, Curly. Unfortunately, I won't be able to give you a definitive answer since I don't know what state you live in. For most states, the answer would be yes, you do have to take the permit test even if you are over 18 years of age, however there are some exceptions. For example, in Texas, students who are over 18 years of age don't have to take the knowledge exam if they take a drivers ed class. Similar rules exist in a few other states. You can let us know your state of residence and we will be able to help you with this. Cheers!

if u r over 18 do u need a permit test in order to go for a license

Hello Adriana, thanks for the question. To be honest, quite a few people ask "how many questions are on the permit test" and we would be glad to answer it, but we actually need to know what state you are from. The number of questions, the time allocated for the permit test, how those questions are divided between traffic rules and road signs, all these things depend on the state where you are planning to take your learners permit test.

How many questions are there ?

If you mean practice permit tests that are available on the site, then no, they are not from the actual test, they have been written based on the materials provided in the DMV manuals. They cover the same stuff as the real permit test does and we advise that you use it with other study materials, such as the actual drivers handbook. Quite a few states don't allow anyone to publish real permit test questions on the web so people won't memorize them, the point of the permit exam is to assess how well you know the driving rules, not how well you can memorize 40 or 50 questions. Anyway, let us know if you need any help with taking the permit test at the DMV and make sure to check out practice permit questions on the site!

Are these question from previous test taken?