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Mississippi DPS Teen Permit Practice Test


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Mississippi DPS Permit Test: What You Need to Know

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The Mississippi DPS permit test is a mere 20 questions. Easy enough? Perhaps. According to eHow, 70% of teens fail their first attempt at their permit test. Presumably this is owed to insufficient preparation, or none at all. Considering the time and money it takes to retake the test, better to ace it on the first try (or at least to pass it in as few attempts as possible). Here are a few facts about the Mississippi DPS teen permit test and suggestions for how to prepare before taking it.

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Minimum age for a learner's permit in the state of Mississippi is 14. This permit allows one to engage in an approved driving instruction program and to engage in supervised driving within the actual driver's education vehicle, though always under the watchful eye of the instructor. One must wait a whole year before one can take the Mississippi DPS teen permit test, though one must first apply for yet another permit when one turns 15. In both cases, the permit application must bear the notarized signature of parents/legal guardians, and a Certificate of School Attendance must be furnished to the DPS.

One must provide correct answers to 16 of the 20 questions on the Mississippi DPS permit test in order to receive a passing grade. The test questions change randomly, but are always related to information that can be found in the Mississippi Driver's Manual, available as a PDF download at the Mississippi DPS website. Practice tests and study sheets are a great way to drill oneself on what one has learned from the manual. Unlike the manual, which simply presents all relevant info about road rules and traffic sign identification, practice tests and study sheets simulate the actual test format. This gives one the advantage of taking a very similar test multiple times before one takes the real test.


One must be accompanied by a licensed adult over 21 at all times. It is strongly advised all new drivers take the Mississippi First Time Driver course. Mississippi has no statewide prohibitions regarding adult drivers' use of cell phones or handheld mobile devices while driving, though it is illegal for individuals with learner's permits and intermediate licenses to text when behind the wheel.