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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your PA Permit Test

If you are under 18 years old, you must wait 6 months before you are able to take your Permit Test. During this time you must complete 65 hours of supervised road training. Remember when you are practicing that a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older must accompany you.
You will not receive your PA Permit if you fail your permit test. Sometimes, you may even encounter the same questions from your previous exam.
There are 18 questions on the PA Permit Test.
You need to answer 15 out of the 18 questions correctly in order to pass.
The PA Permit Test will test your knowledge of motor vehicle laws, road signs, safe driving techniques, drinking and driving penalties and much more. If you read through the PA Driver's Manual and study thoroughly you will be well prepared to take the PA Permit Test.
Generally, test takers confuse speed limits or road signs. However, the biggest mistake you should is NOT studying. Remember to read the entire PA Driver's Manual and to study thoroughly.
No. The PA Permit test is not open book. You are not allowed to use your PA Driver's Manual or any other supplementary study materials during the PA Permit Test.
No. A drug test is not required.
A PA Permit test costs $34.50.
In PA, you have to be at least 16 years old to apply for a Learner's Permit.
If you are under 18, you should bring proofs your identity (a birth certificate, U.S. Passport or certificate of naturalization), a DL 180, your Social Security Card, and DL 180TD completed by your parent or legal guardian or spouse (if they are older than 18). You should also remember to bring your application fee of $34.50. The opposite side of Form DL180 gives you more information acceptable documents.