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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your SD 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 [link]. Get a good night's rest as well.
To have the best chance of passing your SD 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, and other topics that are covered in the SD Driver's Manual.
South Dakota does not require that applicants under 18 complete a driver's education course, but it is worthwhile considering this as completing a Driver's Education course can enable you to take the SD Driving Exam in 90 days as opposed to 180 days, the typical waiting time for applicants under 18.
The SD Permit Test consists of 25 multiple choice questions. You will need to answer 20 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.
You will need to take your SD Permit Test at a local Driver's License Office. You can find a list of available locations near you by visiting this website:
The best way to study for the SD Permit Test is to read the entire South Dakota Driver's Manual. Additionally, you can find quiz questions on our website [link] that can act as a supplement to the SD Driver's Manual.
You can find and download a copy of the SD Driver's Manual online by visiting this website: