Minnesota DVS Practice Tests

The Minnesota driver's manual isn't enough for the written exam, and the Minnesota permit practice test is just one more way you can prepare. We also have the Minnesota driver's license renewal test, and many more, to help you pass the written exam.

Your Minnesota DVS Practice Tests

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Your Minnesota DVS Handbooks

Before you take a practice test make sure you've reviewed the Minnesota drivers handbook. You will be tested on this content! Find them online below:

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Minnesota Driver’s License Resources

It’s not easy to get your Minnesota driver’s license. It seems simple enough, since we’ve been around cars and driving for most of our lives, but there’s a lot you need to know for the written exam and the on-road test. Our list of resources is meant to help you prepare for what you need to know, and make it that much easier to get your Minnesota driver’s license.

Teen Permit Test

Although teens are the ones taking the permit test because they can’t get a Minnesota driver’s license until they are 18, the Minnesota permit practice test is really for anyone learning to drive for the first time. You need to get a permit first if you’ve never had a driver’s license before.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

If your Minnesota driver’s license is already expired, then you will have to take the Minnesota driver’s license renewal test. You don’t have to take the test if you renew your license before the expiration date.

New to State Driver’s License Test

All new Minnesota residents, whether or not your current license is valid, must take the Minnesota new-to-state driver’s license test. Use this practice test to make sure you know the differences between the driving laws in Minnesota versus your old state.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

There’s no way you are getting your Minnesota driver’s license without the Minnesota driving manual. This handbook covers everything you need to know for the written exam, so it’s important to read it at least one. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs are a part of every step of the licensing process: the written exam, the on-road test, and even the vision test (they may ask you to identify signs as part of the test). Making a mistake could mean the difference between passing a failing. Use the Minnesota road signs practice test to make sure you can get every road sign question right.

Minnesota Driver’s License Blog Posts

We also have our daily driver blog that publishes posts about preparing for the test, safe driving, and current driving laws. Below are a few links we recommend reading so that you are not only prepared to take the driver’s license test, but also prepared to drive with your license in the state:

10 Tips for Your Behind-the-Wheel DMV Driving Test

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

Are You Ready to Go to the DMV and Take the Written Driving Test?

Minnesota DVS Driving Test Info

Who has to take the written test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass the written test. Minnesota does not allow teen drivers to obtain a full, unrestricted driver's license until they are at least 18 years of age, though they are eligible for a provisional license if they're at least 16 years old and have met the requirements of the graduated licensing system. Previously unlicensed drivers who are 18 years old must hold an instruction permit for at least 6 months prior to applying for a full license; 19 year olds must hold an instruction permit for at least 3 months.

Do I have to Take the written test to Renewing my Drivers License?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license.

If you're new to state are you required to take the written test?

All persons transferring an out-of-state license to Minnesota are required to take the written knowledge test.

Who has to take the on-road driving test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests. Additionally, you may also be required to re-pass both tests if your driver's license has expired and you want to renew it. New residents of Minnesota with out-of-state licenses that have been expired for over 1 year will also be required to take the on-road test.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 40 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 32 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again in 1 day.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Minnesota DVS Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must have a valid Minnesota driver's license before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent. Passing the written test will earn you a motorcycle instruction permit, which is required in order to take the on-road test and receive your motorcycle endorsement.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

Minnesota DVS Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot drive on highways, drive during hours of darkness, or carry any passengers, and you are required to wear a protective helmet and eyewear at all times while operating a motorcycle.

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle riding test?

Yes, you are required to pass a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle license.

Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

If you are younger than 18 you are required to successfully complete a state-approved motorcycle rider education course before you can receive a motorcycle endorsement.

What is Minnesota Helmet Law?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 18 or who holds a motorcycle instruction permit is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle.


Minnesota Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters of a certain age in Minnesota are required to have a Basic Boating Safety Certificate and must complete the Minnesota Basic Boating Course and pass an exam approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in order to receive one. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by Boat-Ed.com or requesting a home study packet from the DNR website.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters between the ages of 12 and 17 must have a Watercraft Operator's Permit in order to operate a personal watercraft on Minnesota waterways. The minimum age for receiving certification is 12.

How many questions are on the test?

Minnesota Boating Safety Classes may vary from city to city; you can find a list of all available courses organized by city on the DNR website which you may use to contact the instructor of a course near you for more specific information regarding testing requirements. The online safety courses generally have 60 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 70% (42 questions) correctly on the online test in order to pass.