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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your IL Permit Test

Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website. Get a good night's rest as well.
Once you have studied thoroughly for your IL Permit Test, you will gather the necessary documents (proof of your legal name, date of birth, proof of your IL residency and your Social Security Number) and visit your local SOS office to take your IL Permit Test. Remember if you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian should accompany you.
There are 35 questions on the IL Permit Test. You must answer 28 of those 35 multiple choice questions correctly in order to pass.
You will need to take your IL Permit Test at a Secretary of State Office office. You can find a list of available locations by visiting this website: http://www.ilsos.gov/facilityfinder/facility
The best way to study for the IL Permit Test is to read the entire Illinois Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website that can act as a supplement to the IL Driver's Manual.
If you are under 18, you will have to attend and complete a Driver's Education course. If you are 16 or 17, you must complete your Driver's Education course before you apply for your road test.
You can download a copy of the IL Driver's Manual by visiting this website: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/dsd_a112...
To have the best chance of passing your IL Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, traffic signs, signaling devices and many more topics that are covered in the IL Driver's Manual.