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Free DMV Permit Practice Test – Texas (TX)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Texas 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024

About this test

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6 min to complete
Available in EN, ES, RU

This Texas DMV practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 TX Driver Handbook. The official Texas permit test requires a passing score of 80%. As it contains 30 questions, you’ll need to answer 24 of them correctly. Texas now has a Graduated Driver License (GDL) Program, so anyone under 18 must first get a learner license, and then get a provisional license valid until they turn 18 years old. A learner license is for anyone between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age; to get one, you must pass a vision exam, the non-driving portion of a driver’s education course, and a knowledge exam, otherwise known as the permit test. You can find information about topics on the permit test, the GDL program, any license fees you’ll need to pay, and more in the Texas Driver Handbook. This DMV Practice Test will prepare you to pass the written test to get either your learner license or pass the knowledge test to get a regular license if you are over 18 years old.

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Texas Learner’s Permit Test FAQs in 2024

Can I take the permit test online?

Yes, in Texas, you can take the permit test online as part of a state-approved driver education course. This option is available for teens.

How can I obtain a learner’s permit?

To get a learner’s permit in Texas, you must be at least 15 years old. You need to complete a driver’s education course, pass a vision exam and a knowledge test, and provide the required documents for proof of identity and residency.

Can I get a license at 18 without a prior permit?

Yes, in Texas, you can apply for a driver’s license at 18 without having previously held a learner’s permit. However, you must pass the written, vision, and driving tests.

What documents are needed for a learner’s permit?

To obtain a learner’s permit in Texas, you need proof of identity, social security number, proof of Texas residency, and a Verification of Enrollment and Attendance form if you’re in school.

What is the cost of a learner’s permit?

The fee for a Texas learner’s permit is $16.

How long is the permit valid?

In Texas, a learner’s permit is valid until your 18th birthday. After that, you will need to apply for a Texas driver license.

Can I drive alone with a permit?

No, in Texas, you cannot drive alone with a learner’s permit. You must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is 21 or older and has at least one year of driving experience, sitting in the front passenger seat.

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What to expect on the actual TX DMV exam

30

questions

21

correct answers to pass

70%

passing score

15 y/o

minimum age to apply

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List of questions (classic view)

  1. If you approach a school bus from either direction while the bus is displaying alternately flashing red lights, you must
  2. When you approach a flashing yellow light at an intersection, you should
  3. _________ may be used in work zones in both day and night to guide drivers into certain traffic lanes.
  4. This sign indicates
  5. If an emergency vehicle is approaching you with its siren, bell, or flashing red lights on, you must
  6. In which of the following situations should you NOT drive on the left side of the road?
  7. In Texas, you must parallel park your vehicle within ________ of the curb or edge of the roadway.
  8. What does this sign indicate?
  9. When you're driving on the highway, you can prevent highway hypnosis by
  10. When you approach a railroad crossing that a train is approaching, you must stop your vehicle _________ from the nearest rail.
  11. If your vehicle is equipped with airbags, you should use _________ to turn the steering wheel in most driving situations.
  12. What does this sign mean?
  13. If a tire blows out, you should
  14. In a roundabout, you must drive
  15. At night, you should dim your headlights to low beam whenever you are
  16. What does this sign mean?
  17. If a broken yellow line is on your side of the centerline,
  18. If you are driving faster than the other traffic on a freeway, you should use
  19. Areas of the road that you cannot see in your mirrors are called
  20. What does this sign mean?
  21. For drivers who are at least 21 years of age, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is
  22. The stopping distance of an average passenger car traveling at 55 mph is approximately
  23. In Texas, the speed limit in urban districts is _______ unless otherwise posted.
  24. What does this sign indicate?
  25. When a vehicle's tires lose contact with the roadway and rise up on top of the water, the condition is called
  26. In Texas, which occupants of a passenger vehicle must wear safety belts or appropriate child restraints?
  27. A pennant-shaped sign indicates
  28. What does this sign mean?
  29. When going down a steep hill, you should
  30. At speeds over 30 mph, you should maintain a following distance of at least ________ behind the vehicle ahead of you.
  31. In Texas, you must use your headlights from one half hour after sunset until
  32. What does this sign mean?
  33. __________ on your side of the road indicates a no-passing zone.
  34. When approaching an intersection where there are no signs or traffic lights, you must
  35. Under Texas law, if you intend to turn, you must signal continuously for at least _________ before you turn.
  36. This sign indicates
  37. If you're driving at night in fog or heavy rain, use
  38. Under Texas law, you must not park your vehicle
  39. To avoid the glare of an oncoming vehicle's headlights, you should shift your eyes
  40. This sign means that