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Texas DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Texas?

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

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    You will need to show proof that you are enrolled in driver education. You will also need to pass a written knowledge test, a road sign test and a vision test. Once you have your permit and begin driving practice, 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 Texas written knowledge test.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    You must answer at least 21 questions correctly to pass.

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

    To ensure you receive your Learner’s Permit quickly, study for the exam. One effective way to study is to take online practice exams that boast actual sample test questions. Click on the following link to take a Texas practice permit test and check your current driving knowledge.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Approximately two-thirds of those taking the test for the first time fail to pass, statistics indicate. Also, many states require applicants to wait at least a day to retake the exam and may charge a re-examination fee. To improve your chances of passing on your first try, take multiple practice exams that have been formatted to closely mirror the actual test.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is a $5 fee.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS) is responsible for licensing drivers in the state. Visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp to find the office nearest you.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    Be prepared to show proof of identity, age and residency in addition to proof that you are enrolled in driver’s education. You will also need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Once at the testing facility, you will need to pass the written knowledge test, a road sign recognition test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

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

Today, more than ever, the ability to drive is essential.  Want to visit a friend across town or simply get to work?  You’ll need to first become a legally licensed driver. The first step towards freedom begins with passing the Texas permit test.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) requires all those looking to get a learners permit to first pass the permit test. The TX permit test is a written exam comprised of a series of multiple-choice questions all designed to determine if you’ve mastered the rules of the road, state traffic laws, road signs, and safety rules.

Study at Your Own Pace With TX DMV Practice Permit Tests

Did you know that majority of people fail the permit test every year?  That’s right, statistics reveal that 2 out of 3 people walk away from the DPS office empty handed.

You don’t have to be one of them.

By taking advantage of the carefully prepared study material, you’ll be ready to begin preparing for your TX permit test. Our sample interactive Texas practice permit tests allow you to get a bit of practice in while getting a better understanding of the official exam format. You’ll also appreciate having instant access to the official Texas Driver’s Handbook.  It’s a solid reference that works well with the practice tests.  Need a motorcycle permit?  We have study resources to tackle that exam too.  Make a resolution right now to prepare for your Texas permit test and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying the freedom of the open road. Get started now!