Select Your Free 2024 IL Permit Practice Test to Get Started

Select Your <strong>Free 2024 IL Permit Practice Test</strong> to Get Started
The Land of Lincoln’s roads lead to an honest-to-goodness experience. Cruise the Lake Michigan shoreline along Lake Shore Drive, or cruise through the Shawnee National Forest on the Ohio River Scenic Byway. Stop and go throughout the Windy City, where you can cheer on one of Chicago’s many professional sports teams. With a driver’s license, you’re free to explore all that Illinois has to offer. Before you can start driving in Illinois, you will first need to pass the written permit test. With nearly half of all applicants failing the exam, it’s important you have the resources necessary to prepare for test day. Our Illinois permit practice tests were created to help you become familiar with the format and concepts found on the real exam. Each practice test includes questions based on the official Illinois driver’s handbook so you can rest assured that you are taking practice tests designed to simulate the real test. Select a practice test to start your study session.

Permit Practice Tests (363 questions)

  • Questions 1-40
    Permit Test 1

    Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in Illinois.  Multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the rules of the road.

  • Questions 41-80
    Permit Test 2

    Introduction to common road signs, lane markings, speed limits, traffic lights, sharing the road, child restraint systems, hand signals, and seatbelt usage.

  • Questions 81-120
    Permit Test 3

    Questions designed to test your knowledge of driving in poor weather conditions, phone usage, parking rules, lane changes, road signs, traffic signals, and blind spots.

  • Questions 121-163
    Permit Test 4

    Features safe driving questions with an emphasis on defensive driving, distracted driving, emergency situations, railroad crossings, accidents, and road signs.

  • Questions 164-213
    Road Signs Test

    This practice test will test your knowledge of various road signs and their meanings.  Learn how to identify road signs by shape and color.

  • 35 random questions
    DMV Test Simulator

    Simulate test day with this practice test.  Random questions generated from a huge database.  No explanations.  New questions with every attempt.

  • Questions 214-363
    Mega Test

    Boost your knowledge with this massive practice test.  Features hundreds of questions from every road rules category.  Perfect for the day before the exam.

Illinois Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your IL Permit

When can I apply for a learner's permit in Illinois?

In Illinois, to apply for a Learner’s Permit you must be at least 15 years old and you must be enrolled in a driver’s education program.

What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?

To receive a Learner’s Permit you must have written consent of a parent or legal guardian, you must be enrolled in an approved driver education program and you must pass a written knowledge test and a vision test.

How many questions are on the Illinois permit test?

The test has 35 questions.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer at least 28 questions correctly to pass.

How should I prepare for the Illinois permit test?

The key to passing quickly and receiving your learner’s permit as soon as possible is to study effectively. One of the best ways to study for the exam is to take multiple online practice exams containing real sample questions from the written knowledge test. Click on the link to test your driving knowledge by taking an Illinois practice permit test.

Where do I take the Illinois permit test?

Licensing drivers in Illinois is handled by the Illinois Secretary of State Office (ISSO). To find a driver testing facility near you, visit

How much does the Illinois permit test cost?

There is a $20 fee.

What can I expect on test day?

You will need to visit the local driver testing office with a parent or guardian and provide the appropriate documentation to prove age, name, residency and driver education enrollment. Then you will need to pass the written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.