How Many Questions Are On the Learners Permit Test?

It’s pretty much universally agreed that tests are no fun. So when you found out about the written test to get your learner’s permit, you might have started to feel a little queasy. But trust us: You have no reason to worry about the learner permit exam. It’s just a simple multiple-choice test that covers basic stuff you need to know before you get behind the wheel of a car. You wouldn’t want to be on the highway with a bunch of clowns who can’t tell a left junction sign from a railroad crossing warning, would you? That’s what we thought.

You don't want to be on the road with a bunch of clowns who can't drive.
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The learner’s permit exam differs slightly in length depending on the state in which you live. In some states, the test contains 40 questions, and in others, it’s closer to 20 or 30. But no matter what state you live in, you’ll still need to have knowledge of traffic rules, road signs and other driving laws in order to pass the exam. The questions on the learner permit test are always based off of state driver’s manuals. Since you probably don’t want to thumb through a thick driver manual, you can take free learner permit practice tests online instead. In fact, Aceable offers free learner permit prep courses in 23 states, all available from any smartphone or computer! Below, you can click on the name of your state and find out the number of questions to expect on the learners permit test.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Alabama

There are 30 questions on the Alabama DMV exam and you must get at least 24 questions correct in order to pass. Worried about the exam? Check out Aceable’s free learner permit test prep course for Alabama!

Alaska

On the Alaska learners permit test, there are 20 questions and you must get at least 16 correct, a score of 80 percent, in order to pass.

Arizona

On the Arizona learner permit exam, there are 30 questions and you need to answer 24 correctly to pass. To study for the learner permit exam in Arizona, check out Aceable’s free prep course!

Arkansas

Arkansas residents applying for their learners permit must first pass the written knowledge exam. This exam consists of 25 questions and you must answer 20 correctly in order to pass and get your permit. Need to study for the Arkansas written knowledge exam? Aceable offers free practice tests to ensure you ace the exam on the first try!

California

There are 46 questions on the California written knowledge exam and you must get 38 right in order to pass. Take free learner permit practice tests in the Aceable app to ensure you ace the driver theory exam at the California DMV. Or, download our state-authorized driver education course and fulfill all requirements to get your learners permit right from your phone or computer!

Colorado

On the Colorado driver theory exam, there are 20 questions and you must score an 80 percent or higher in order to pass and get your learner permit. Aceable’s drivers ed study guide course allows you to take endless practice tests for the Colorado learner’s permit exam.

Connecticut

In order to get your Connecticut learner’s permit, you need to take the written knowledge exam at your local DMV Hub. In order to pass the test you must get at least 20 out of 25 question right. Ace the Connecticut DMV exam with Aceable’s free learner permit test prep course.

Delaware

The Delaware DMV permit exam is composed of 30 multiple-choice questions. You must not miss more than seven questions in order to pass the test.

Florida

The learner permit exam in Florida consists of 50 questions. You must answer 40 questions correctly to pass. Complete the Florida Drug and Alcohol Course with Aceable’s state-authorized online program. When finished, you can take the Drug and Alcohol Test, also called the learner permit exam, right from our app or on our website!

Georgia

The Georgia learner’s permit test contains 40 questions. You must score 75 percent or higher in order to pass. Prep for the Georgia driver theory exam with Aceable’s free learner permit test prep course available via mobile app or on the web.

Hawaii

There are 30 questions on the Hawaii learner permit test. A passing score is 80 percent, or no more than seven missed questions.

Idaho

There are 40 multiple-choice questions on the written knowledge exam in Idaho and you cannot miss more than six questions in order to pass.

Illinois

A passing score on the Illinois learner permit test is 80 percent. Applicants must answer at least 28 out of 35 questions correctly to achieve a passing score. Sign-up for Aceable’s state-authorized Illinois adult drivers ed course and be ready to pass the learner permit test in just hours!

Indiana

On the Indiana DMV exam there are 30 questions, and you must correctly answer 24 to pass. You must also get 14 out 16 road sign questions right. Prep for the Indiana learner permit exam with Aceable’s free drivers ed test study guide!

Iowa

You must get at least 28 out of 35 multiple-choice questions correct in order to pass the Iowa driver theory exam. Aceable’s free learner permit test study guide helps you prepare for the exam and ace it on your first try.

Kansas

In Kansas, the learner permit test has 25 questions and you need to get 80 percent right to pass. Getting ready to take the Kansas learner license test? Use Aceable’s free drivers ed test study guide to prepare!

Kentucky

On the Kentucky learner permit exam, you must get 24 out of 30 questions right to pass. Additionally, you must miss no more than two questions on the road signs section. Passing the Kentucky written knowledge exam might seem like a challenge, but Aceable’s free learner permit test prep make it easy.

Louisiana

The Louisiana DMV exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. To achieve a passing score, you must answer at least 24 questions correctly.

Maine

There are 30 questions on the Maine driver’s theory exam and you must score 80 percent or higher in order to pass the test and get your learner permit.

Maryland

In Maryland, you must achieve a score of at least 85 percent on the DMV exam in order to get your learner’s license. There are a total of 25 questions on the exam.

Massachusetts

The Massachusetts permit test contains 25 questions and you must answer 18 correctly in order to pass. Anxious about taking the Massachusetts instruction permit exam? Don’t fret. Aceable can help you pass with our free drivers ed test prep course.

Michigan

The Michigan learner’s permit exam is a multiple-choice test composed of 50 questions. A score of 80 percent or higher is required to pass the exam.

Minnesota

There are 40 questions on the Minnesota written knowledge test and you need to get 32 questions right to pass. Pass the Minnesota written knowledge exam with flying colors. Aceable’s learner permit test prep course helps you study — for free!

Mississippi

On the Mississippi learner license exam, there are 30 questions and you need to get at least 24 correct, or a score of 80 percent, to pass.

Missouri

Missouri residents applying for their instruction permit must pass the DMV exam. The exam contains 25 questions and you must get at least 20 right in order to pass. Want to pass the learner permit test? Study with Aceable’s free drivers ed exam prep course!

Montana

There are 33 questions on the Montana written knowledge test and you must get 27 right in order to pass.

Nebraska

There are 25 multiple-choice questions on learner permit exam in Nebraska and you cannot miss more than five questions in order to pass.

Nevada

The Nevada DMV exam contains 50 questions and you must answer 40 correctly in order to pass.

New Hampshire

The New Hampshire learner permit test is composed of 40 multiple-choice questions. You must not miss more than eight questions in order to pass the test.

New Jersey

On the New Jersey written knowledge exam, you must get 40 out of 50 questions right to pass. Ace the learner permit exam with Aceable’s free practice tests!

New Mexico

The New Mexico DMV test is composed of 25 questions. To achieve a passing score, you must get at least 18 questions right.

New York

To pass the New York learner permit exam, you must answer at least 14 of 20 questions correctly. You must also answer two of four road signs questions correctly. Get free learner permit practice tests with Aceable. We ensure you ace your driver theory exam!

North Carolina

In order to get your North Carolina learner’s license, you need to take the written knowledge test at your local DMV office. In order to pass the test you must answer at least 20 out of 25 question correctly. Practice for the North Carolina learner permit test with Aceable’s free drivers ed theory study guide.

North Dakota

On the North Dakota written knowledge exam, you must get 20 out of 25 questions right to pass.

Ohio

The Ohio learner permit exam is composed of two sections with 20 questions each. You need to answer 15 questions from each section correctly in order to pass the exam. Need to get your Ohio learner’s license? Check out Aceable’s fully state-approved Ohio driver ed course. We even include practice tests to help you study for the permit knowledge exam.

Oklahoma

You must get at least 40 out of 50 multiple-choice questions correct in order to pass the Oklahoma written knowledge exam. To make sure you ace your Oklahoma learner permit test on the first try, take Aceable’s free Oklahoma drivers ed study guide!

Oregon

The Oregon driver theory test contains 35 questions and you must answer 28 correctly in order to pass.

Pennsylvania

There are 18 questions on the Pennsylvania learner permit test. A passing score is 83 percent, or no more than three missed questions.The permit test might seem tricky, but Aceable makes it easy. Study using our free Pennsylvania permit test prep course.

Rhode Island

The Rhode Island instruction permit test comprises 25 multiple-choice questions. You must not miss more than five questions in order to pass the test.

South Carolina

The South Carolina learner permit exam contains 30 questions. You must score 80 percent or higher in order to pass.

South Dakota

To pass the South Dakota DMV exam, you must answer at least 20 of 25 questions correctly.

Tennessee

Tennessee residents applying for their learner’s permit must pass the DMV exam. The exam consists of 30 questions and you must get at least 24 right in order to pass. Check out Aceable’s free drivers ed study guide course for Tenneseee!

Texas

In Texas, you must achieve a score of at least 70 percent on the permit exam in order to get your learner’s license. There are a total of 30 questions on the test. With Aceable’s Texas-certified drivers ed course you can prep for the learner permit exam using our free endless study guide, then take the actual test right in our app!

Utah

In order to get your Utah learner permit, you need to pass the written knowledge exam. In order to pass the test you must answer at least 40 out of 50 question correctly.

Vermont

In Vermont, the DMV written test has 20 questions and you need to get 80 percent correct to pass.

Virginia

The Virginia learner permit test consists of two parts: road signs and general knowledge. You have to answer all 10 questions on the road signs section correctly before you move on to the general knowledge section. To pass the general knowledge section, you must score 80 percent or higher. Study for the Virginia written knowledge exam with Aceable’s free learner permit test prep course!

Washington

A passing score on the Washington DMV exam is 80 percent. Applicants must answer at least 32 out of 40 questions correctly to achieve a passing score. To prep for the learner license test in Washington, check out Aceable’s free study guide!

West Virginia

The West Virginia learner permit test contains 25 questions. To achieve a passing score of 76 percent, you must get at least 19 questions right.

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin instruction permit exam comprises 50 multiple-choice questions. You must not miss more than 10 questions in order to pass the test. Pass the Wisconsin DMV exam with Aceable’s free drivers ed test study guide.

Wyoming

To pass the Wyoming learners permit test, you must answer at least 19 of 25 questions correctly.