Pennsylvania DMV Test Prep
Use the following PA(Pennsylvania) 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 Pennsylvania.
Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to PA.
Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.
How do you change lanes? Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.
Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.
Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.
Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.
How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.
Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.
Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.
Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE PA permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.
Applying for your PA License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in Pennsylvania?
In Pennsylvania, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 16.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in Pennsylvania?
If it is your first time applying for a license in Pennsylvania, you will need to have:
- Form DL 180 “Medical Qualification Certificate”
- Form DL 180TD (If under 18) Completed by a parent, legal guardian or spouse who is 18 or older.
- Proofs of identity such as a birth certificate, US passport, certificate of US citizenship or certificate of naturalization. The documents you need are also listed on the opposite side of Form DL 180.
- If you are 18 or older –Two proofs of residency such as a utility bill, W-2, tax records, current weapons permit, mortgage documents, lease agreement or any document listed on the opposite side of Form DL 180.
- Social Security Card
- Check or Money Order for $34.50
How do I contact my nearest Pennsylvania DOT office?
Driver’s licenses are issued at local Pennsylvania DOT offices. Here’s a list of Pennsylvania DOT offices.
Getting Ready for Your PA Permit Test
On the Pennsylvania permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about Pennsylvania state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania permit test?
Although the PA driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the Pennsylvania permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE PA 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 PA DMV marathon test and PA 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 Pennsylvania learner’s permit?
- If you are 16 or under, you need 30 hours of classroom training either in a classroom or online and 6 hours of behind the wheel training.
- If you’re 17 or over, you do not need to complete driver’s education.
Is there a mobile Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania DMV Test?
The Pennsylvania permit test consists of 18 multiple choice questions.
What's the passing mark for the Pennsylvania DMV Test?
You must score 15 out of 18 questions correctly to pass the Pennsylvania permit test.
Taking Your PA Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in Pennsylvania?
To sign up for your permit test in Pennsylvania, simply find a local DOT office when you’re ready to apply.
Which DOT office should I go to take my permit test in Pennsylvania?
It doesn’t matter which DOT office you go to, but most people choose to go to a DOT office nearest to them. To find out where the DOT offices are located at, visit the DOT Offices page.
How do I pass the Pennsylvania permit test?
To pass your Pennsylvania permit test, you are expected to know Pennsylvania traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the Pennsylvania 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 18 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 83% 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.
I failed my Pennsylvania permit test, what should I do?
If you failed your written test, you won’t be given a permit. You may take it again as early as you wish.
I passed my Pennsylvania permit test! Now what?
You must wait at least 6 months before you can take you road test. During that time period, you must get at least 65 hours of supervised driving training.
When can I take my road test?
After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 6 months before you can take your road test.
During this time period, you must get at least 65 hours of supervised driving training with a licensed driver who is age 21 or older.
Who may I have in the car with me while driving in Pennsylvania with a learner's permit?
You must have a licensed driver who is age 21 or older sitting next to you in the car at all times when you’re driving with a permit. Other than the supervising driver, you may have as many people as there are seatbelts in the car.
New to Pennsylvania
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Pennsylvania from another state？
Usually no road test is required. However, that is up to the discretion of the examiner. You have 60 days from the time you moved to Pensylvania to obtain a Pennsylvania driver’s license.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in Pennsylvania?
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to Pennsylvania?
If you have further questions regarding driving in Pennsylvania, you should visit the Pennsylvania DOT website.