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Mississippi DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Mississippi?

    You can apply for a Learner’s Permit at age 14.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    At age 14, all you have to show is proof that you are enrolled in an approved driver education program to receive a special 14-year-old Learner’s Permit that is only valid for driving a driver education instructor. At age 15, teens can receive a regular Learner’s Permit after they pass a written knowledge test and a vision test.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    The test has 30 questions.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must answer at least 24 questions correctly to pass.

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

    To ensure you receive your learner’s permit as soon as possible, you should study as much as you can for the written knowledge test. One of the most effective ways to study for the test is to complete multiple online practice exams that feature real sample questions from the state’s exam. Click on the following link to take an actual Mississippi practice permit test right now.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Seven out of every 10 first-time test takers fail to pass the exam. You should also know that many states require those who fail to wait at least a day to retake the exam and may require you to pay a re-examination fee. To avoid these additional hassles, be sure to study effectively before taking the exam – one of the best ways to do this is to take multiple practice exams that are designed to mirror the actual test, like those found here.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    The fee to get a permit is $4.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) licenses drivers in the state. Visit to find an office near you.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You will need to bring with you to the local DPS office your birth certificate, Social Security card, proof of school enrollment and a completed application that includes notarized signatures from your parents or guardians. You will then need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

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

Tired of walking, taking public transportation, or asking for rides from friends and family? Isn’t it time you got your Mississippi learner’s permit and explored the state on your own terms?

But before you can get your learner’s permit, you will need to pass the Mississippi permit test.  The test is administered by the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Licensing (MVL) and is designed to determine if you possess the knowledge of  important state driving laws, road signs, and safe driving practices.

Get the Practice You Need With MS DMV Practice Permit Tests

Don’t make the same mistake most do when taking the permit test.  It’s quite common that most people simply take the test for granted and don’t prepare.  In fact, state statistics have revealed that nearly 50% fail the exam every year.

We want you to successfully pass your test. And we’ve meticulously prepared a collection of effective study resources to help.  Here, you’ll find our free interactive Mississippi practice permit test and the official Mississippi Driver’s Manual. Used together they are great first step towards preparing for the exam.  Need to get a motorcycle permit?  You’ll find resources for the motorcycle written test as well.

Start preparing with our study material now!