Permit Practice Tests (358 questions)
Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in Pennsylvania. Multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the rules of the road.
Introduction to common road signs, lane markings, speed limits, traffic lights, sharing the road, child restraint systems, hand signals, and seatbelt usage.
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.
Features safe driving questions with an emphasis on defensive driving, distracted driving, emergency situations, railroad crossings, accidents, and road signs.
This practice test will test your knowledge of various road signs and their meanings. Learn how to identify road signs by shape and color.
18 random questions
Simulate test day with this practice test. Random questions generated from a huge database. No explanations. New questions with every attempt.
Boost your knowledge with this massive practice test. Features hundreds of questions from every road rules category. Perfect for the day before the exam.
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Pennsylvania Permit Test FAQ
Applying for Your PA Permit
When can I apply for a learner's permit in Pennsylvania?
You can apply for a Learner’s Permit at age 16.
What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?
To receive your Learner’s Permit, you will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test. Once you receive your permit and begin practicing driving, you must have a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old or a parent or guardian who is at least 18 seated in the front seat with you at all times.
How many questions are on the Pennsylvania permit test?
The test has 18 questions.
How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?
You must answer at least 15 questions correctly to pass.
How should I prepare for the Pennsylvania permit test?
We encourage you to study for the test to ensure you receive your Learner’s Permit as quickly as possible. One effective way to study is to complete online practice exams that feature real sample questions from the test. To test your current driving knowledge click on the following link to take a Pennsylvania practice permit test.
Where do I take the Pennsylvania permit test?
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Driver and Vehicle Services Program is responsible for licensing drivers. Visit https://www.dmv.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx/ to find an office near you.
How much does the Pennsylvania permit test cost?
A fee of $24.50 covers the initial permit and a subsequent four-year license.
What can I expect on test day?
In addition to having to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test, you will have to show a completed medical clearance form. Also, plan to have a parent or guardian accompany you to the driver license office and be sure to bring all the necessary identification.