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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your TX Permit Test

Only you can know when you are ready to take the TX permit test. Before the test, make sure you're familiar with all of these topics: common risks and dangers on the road, responding to accidents, driving in various districts, right of way rules and DUI laws.
It's a good idea to read the entire manual. The permit test will cover the entire driver's manual. To be the most prepared for the exam and to give you the best chance of passing, you want to be familiar with the manual.
Questions on the TX permit test cover the entire TX Driver's Manual e.g. "What is the speed limit for urban areas? "or "What is carbon monoxide and how is it potentially harmful?"
You must score at least 70% on your permit test in order to pass.
You will take your permit test at your local DPS office. You can find a list of available locations at this website:
The night before your permit test make sure you review your notes. Don't try to cram a ton of new information last minute. Also make sure you get a good night's rest.
Yes. Approximately 3 out of 10 people fail the TX permit test on their first try.
You can obtain a manual at your local DPS office or you can visit this website and download the manual:
Yes. It's a very good idea to study for your permit test as this is the best way to ensure that you will pass. Though there are quite a few questions where you can use common sense, a few questions on the exam require more advanced knowledge.
You need to either enroll in a state approved program or take a parent-taught course. You must complete 32 hours of classroom instruction, 7 hours of in-car instruction and 20 hours of behind-the-wheel training, 10 of which must be completed at night.