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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your IA 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 IA Permit Test, you should gather the necessary documents and visit your local DOT office to take your exam.
The IA Permit Test cost $6.
You will need to take your IA Permit Test at a local DOT office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website:
The IA Permit Test consists of 35 questions. You will need to answer 28 of those 35 questions correctly in order to pass.
The best way to study for the IA Permit Test is to read the entire Iowa Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the IA Driver's Manual.
You can find a copy of the IA Driver's Manual by visiting the IA DOT website ( and downloading a copy.
To have the best chance of passing your IA Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, speed limits, traffic violations, road signs, signaling devices and many more topics that are covered in the IA Driver's Manual.