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Tennessee DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Tennessee?

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

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    In addition to being at least 15 years old, you will also need to pass a written driver’s knowledge test and a vision test in order to receive your Learner’s Permit. The permit will be valid for one year and once you receive your permit and begin practicing driving, you must have a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old seated in the front seat with you.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    There are 30 questions on the Tennessee driver’s written knowledge test.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must answer at least 24 questions correctly to pass the exam.

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

    If you want to receive your Learner’s Permit as fast as possible, you should study for the test. One popular and effective way to study is to take online practice exams that feature real sample questions from the test. Click on the following link to take a Tennessee practice permit test and test your current driving knowledge.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Approximately 70%, or seven out of every 10 first time test takers fail, according to recent statistics. In addition, many states require you to wait at least a day to retake the exam and may charge a re-examination fee. To better your odds of passing on the first try, complete multiple practice exams that are designed to mirror the real test.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is a $10.50 fee.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Tennessee Department of Safety’s (TDOS) Driver Services Program licenses drivers in the state. Visit http://www.tn.gov/safety/dlmain.shtml to find an office located near you.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You parent or guardian will need to accompany you to the driver’s license office to sign your application. You will also need to bring proper identification and proof of residency along with proof of school enrollment. At the office, you will need to pass the written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

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

It’s no secret that getting your learner’s permit is essential to getting your drivers license.  But before can experience the freedom that comes with a learner’s permit, you’ll need to pass the Tennessee written permit test.

Tennessee Department of Safey (DOS) is responsible for administering the test and will only issue you a learner’s permit after you’ve passed the written permit test. You will be tested on the rules of the road, road signs, signals, Tennessee’s motor vehicle laws, and safe driving practices.

Get the Edge You Need With TN DMV Practice Permit Tests

Will you be ready for the TN permit test? Are you uncertain as to what you need to study?  With state statistics revealing that the majority of people fail the exam, it’s important that you start preparing with the right tools.

We’re here to help with our proven study material.  With our permit test resources, you’ll get the most out of your study and practice time. More importantly, you’ll be ready for your permit test.

You’ll find our sample interactive Tennessee practice permit tests to be invaluable.  They are designed to provide you with instant feedback and provide a glimpse at the real exam format while introducing you to some of the same topics. You’ll also find a copy of the official Tennessee Driver’s Handbook, as well as motorcycle permit test study resources.

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