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Minnesota DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Minnesota?

    You can apply for a Learner’s Permit at age 15.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    To receive your learner’s permit you will need to have completed 30 hours of classroom instruction in an approved driver education program and you will need to have completed or be enrolled in actual driving instruction. You will also need to have an application signed by a parent or guardian and you will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    The test has 40 questions.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must answer at least 32 questions correctly to pass.

  • What steps should I take to prepare for the test?

    To receive your learner’s permit as soon as possible, you should study for the written knowledge test. One effective way to study is to complete online practice exams that boast real sample questions from the state’s exam. Click on the link to take a Minnesota practice permit test and test your driving knowledge right now.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    The latest statistics indicate that approximately two out of every three first-time test takers fail the exam. Plus, many states require those who fail to wait at least a day to retake the exam and may charge a re-examination fee. To avoid possible delays and extra expenses, we encourage you to practice beforehand by taking multiple practice exams that are designed to replicate the actual test, like those found here.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    Permits cost $11.25.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS) licenses drivers in the state. Visit https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/Pages/default.aspx to find an office near you.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You will need to visit the local DVS office with a parent or guardian who will be required to sign your application. You will also need to produce appropriate identification and you will need to pass both a written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

The Minnesota DMV Learner’s Permit — What You Need to Know

Are you tired of relying on others to drive you around? With your own Michigan learners permit, you can start seeing the world on your own terms. Before you can receive your permit and experience the benefits that come with being a legally licensed driver, you must pass the Minnesota permit test.  The test is administered by Minnesota’s Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) and will test your knowledge of the rules of the road, Minnesota traffic laws, safe driving practices, and various road signs.

Prep the Smart Way With MN DMV Practice Permit Tests

People routinely make the mistake of assuming they’ll easily pass the permit test. However, statistics reveal that the overwhelming majority of first time test-takers fail.  Why just ‘wing it’ when you can start preparing for the exam using the study materials found on this page.

Here you’ll find excellent collection of permit test study resources, including our sample interactive Minnesota practice permit test and a copy of the official Minnesota Driver’s Manual. And, if you looking to get your motorcycle permit you’ll find practice tests and manuals to to help you conquer that exam too.

So what are you waiting for?  Start preparing now and you’ll soon have your permit in hand!