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Maryland MVA Learner's Permit FAQ

  • When can I apply for a permit in Maryland?

    You can apply for a Learner’s Permit in Maryland when you reach age 15 and 9 months.

  • What are the requirements to get a learners permit?

    You must produce a completed Learner’s Permit School Attendance Certificate and you must pass a written knowledge test and a vision test in order to receive your Learner’s Permit.

  • How many questions are on the permit test?

    The written test has a total of 25 questions.

  • How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

    Twenty-one questions must be answered correctly to pass the test.

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

    One of the best ways to study for the exam and ensure you receive your Learner’s Permit as fast as possible is to take online practice exams that include real sample questions from the state exam. Test your driving knowledge now by taking a Maryland practice permit test.

  • What percentage of people fail the permit test?

    Statistics indicate that 70% of first-time test takers fail to pass the exam. Also, many states require a one-day waiting period after you fail and may charge a re-examination fee. To increase your odds of passing, take multiple practice exams that mirror the actual test, like those found here.

  • How much does the permit test cost?

    There is a $20 fee.

  • Where do I take the permit test?

    The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) licenses drivers in the state. Visit to find an office near you.

  • What documents should I bring on test day?

    You will need to visit the local MVA office with a parent or guardian who will be required to co-sign your application. Then you will need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

The Maryland MVA Permit Test — What You Need to Know

Think you’re ready to get your Maryland learner’s permit?  Before the state of Maryland can issue you a learners permit, you’ll need to first pass the permit test.  The permit test is a multiple-choice written test administered by the Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA).   You will be tested on your knowledge of various road signs, safe driving practices, and state specific traffic laws.

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It can be a horrible feeling to fail any test but failing the permit test means you dreams of driving are postponed.  A failed test means not only having to wait to try again but in some cases you may be required to pay a retesting fee.  Who has time for that?

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Here you’ll find some of the best study resources available. You’ll get access to our Maryland practice permit test,  a copy of the official Maryland Drivers Handbook, and additional resources if you want to get your motorcycle permit as well.  No matter what test you are preparing for we have all the tools available here in one convenient place.

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