Illinois DMV Test Prep

Use the following IL(IIllinois) DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.

Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics, do a DMV permit test simulation, and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for Illinois.

IL Marathon Test

This test contains all the DMV test questions we have! Don’t say you are ready for the real test until you pass this test with flying colors!

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IL DMV Test

This is our DMV Test simulator – same passing score and number of questions as the real test, different EVERY TIME you re-take this test.

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IL Alcohol/Drugs

Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to IL.

IL Intersection

Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.

IL Lane Change

How do you change lanes? Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.

IL Lights

Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.

IL Parking

Parking is an essential part of driving. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about parking, including how to park, where to park, and rules of parking.

IL Regulation

Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.

IL Signal

Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.

IL Signs

How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.

IL Speed

Speed limits are set to promote safe driving. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about the how fast you can drive on various roadways and in different areas of your state.

IL Symbols

Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.

IL Traffic

Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.

IL Vehicle

Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.

IL Other

Driving is not simple. Take this FREE IL permit practice test to learn all other important aspects of driving, including emergency responses and driving exceptions.

Applying for your IL License

What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in Illinois?

In Illinois, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 15.

What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in Illinois?

If it is your first time applying for a license in Connecticut, you will need to have:

  • Proof of Legal Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of Birth
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Written Signature
How do I contact my nearest Illinois DMV office?

Driver’s licenses are issued at local Illinois SOS offices. Here’s a list of Illinois SOS offices.

Getting Ready for Your IL Permit Test

On the Illinois permit test, what will I be tested on?

The permit test is comprised of written questions about Illinois state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the Illinois Driver’s Manual and cover a range of topics including vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs, and markers, parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability, and more. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.

What is the best way to study for the Illinois permit test?

Although the IL driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the Texas permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE IL DMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 13 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you answer a question, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE IL DMV marathon test and IL DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.

Is driver’s education required in order to get an Illinois learner’s permit?

Yes.

  • If you are under 17 and 3 months, you need 30 hours of classroom training and 6 hours of in-car driving instruction in a state-approved driver’s education course.
  • If you waitt until you are 17 years and 3 months old you will not be required to show proof of Driver’s Ed completion to obtain a learner’s permit.
Is there a mobile Illinois DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?

Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Practice Test app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.

How many questions are on the Illinois DMV Test?

The Illinois permit test is consisted of 35 multiple choice questions.

What's the passing mark for the Illinois DMV Test?

You must score 28 out of 35 questions correctly to pass the Illinois permit test.

Taking Your IL Permit Test

How do I sign up for my permit test in Illinois?

To sign up for your permit test in Illinois, simply find a local DMV office when you’re ready to apply.

Which DMV office should I go to take my permit test in Illinois?

It doesn’t matter which DMV office you go to, but most people choose to go to a DMV office nearest to them. To find out where the DMV offices are located at, visit the DMV Offices page.

How do I pass the Illinois permit test?

To pass your Connecticut permit test, you are expected to know Illinois traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the Illinois Driver’s License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.

There are 35 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 80% in order to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s handbook during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.

Next Steps

I failed my Illinois permit test, what should I do?

If you failed your written test, you can attempt it again as early as you’d like. You will be given 3 attempts in a one year period to pass.

I passed my Illinois permit test! Now what?

Congratulations!

If you are over 18 years old, you may go ahead and apply for your driver’s license.

If you are under 18 years old, you need to hold your permit for a minimum of 9 months. You also need to finish your driver’s education course and get at least 50 hours of driving training with 10 of those hours being at night.

When can I take my road test?

After getting your learner’s permit, if you are over 18 you can go ahead and apply for your driver’s license.

If you are under 18 you must hold your permit for at least 9 months. During that period you must have at least 50 hours of driving training with 10 of those hours being at night. You will also need to complete a driver’s education course.

Who may I have in the car with me while driving in Illinois with a learner's permit?

At least one passenger must be a licensed driver of at least 21 years of age and you can have as many people in the backseat as there are safety belts and have one person in the front seat.

New to Illinois

Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Illinois from another state?

No road test is required. You have 90 days after moving to Illinois to get a state license and you have to take a written test.

Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in Illinois?

Yes, you may drive with you out-of-state learner’s permit in Illinois. You must adhere to the rules of both your home state and Illinois.

Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to Illinois?

If you have further questions regarding driving in Illinois,  you should visit the Illinois SOS website.