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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your IL Permit Test

After you pass your IL Permit Test, you will be able to apply for your IL Driver's License. If you are under 18, you will need to maintain your permit for at least 9 months, finish your Driver's Education course and practice behind-the-wheel training for 50 hours, ten of which should be during the night.
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an IL Driver's License.
If you fail your Permit's Test, you will be able to take it again as early as the next day. You will have 3 attempts to pass the Permit Test in a one year period.
You will need to bring with your proof of your legal name, your date of birth, your residency in the state of IL, your Social Security Number and your written signature.
An IL license costs $30.
If you are under 18, your legal guardian or parent should accompany you.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your IL Permit Test you should study all chapters and sections of the IL Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, pavement markings, traffic signs, safety rules and more basic rules of the road.
There are 35 questions on the IL Permit Test. You must answer 28 of those 35 multiple choice questions correctly in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to use your IL Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your IL Permit Test.
In IL, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old.