Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)
Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in South Dakota. 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.
25 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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South Dakota Permit Test FAQ
Applying for Your SD Permit
When can I apply for a learner's permit in South Dakota?
You can apply at age 14 for your South Dakota Learner’s Permit.
What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?
You will need to show proof of age, identity and residency and you will also 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 18 years old with at least one year of driving experience seated in the front seat with you between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and a parent or legal guardian with you between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
How many questions are on the South Dakota permit test?
The written knowledge test has 25 questions.
How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?
To pass, you must answer at least 20 questions correctly.
How should I prepare for the South Dakota permit test?
To receive your Learner’s Permit as fast as possible, you should study for the test. One of the most effective ways to study is to complete online practice exams that boast real sample questions from the exam. Click on the following link to take a South Dakota practice permit test and test your current driving knowledge.
Where do I take the South Dakota permit test?
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety’s (SD DPS) Driver Licensing Program is responsible for licensing drivers. Visit https://dps.sd.gov/contact/locations?agency=5 to find a local office.
How much does the South Dakota permit test cost?
There is an $8 permit fee.
What can I expect on test day?
You will need to visit the local driver’s license office with a parent or guardian and you will also need to bring proper identification – including a birth certificate, a Social Security card and proof or residence. You will then need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.