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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your TX Permit Test
- When am I able to retake my permit test if I fail?
- What do I need to know in order to pass my TX permit test?
- How many questions are on the TX permit test?
- Do I find out if I passed immediately?
- Is the permit test open book?
- Do I have to take a drug test before I get my permit?
- What happens if I fail my TX permit test?
- How much does the TX permit test cost?
- Who do I need to bring with me when I go to take my TX permit test?
- Where should I go to sign up for my TX permit test?
- What documents do I need to bring with me when I take my TX permit test?
If you fail the permit test, you will be able to retake the permit test the next day and onward. But don't rush it. You should retake the test when you feel confident that you can do well.
It's a good idea to be familiar with all sections of the TX Driver's Manual. You should be familiar with car liability insurance, accident protocols, lane changes, road signs, signals and markings, pedestrian laws, speed limits and much more.
There are 25 multiple choice questions on the permit test. The test is computerized, and you will need to get 70% of those questions correct in order to pass.
Yes. You will find out your score once you complete the exam. You need to get at least 70% of the answers correct in order to pass.
No. You are not allowed to bring the Texas Driver's Manual or any other supplementary study materials into the exam with you.
In Texas you do not have to submit to a drug test before getting your permit.
If you fail your permit test, you won't be given a permit. You are able to take the test at least three times before you have restart your application. This means you will have to pass the vision test, submit another $16 fee and resumbit all your application materials.
A Texas Learner's Permit cost $16.
If you are under 18, your driver's license application needs to be signed by your parent or legal guardian so it is a good idea for them to accompany you. If your legal guardian is unable to accompany you, you should contact a DPS directly and as soon as possible to see if there are other options available to you.
You can sign up for your TX permit test at your local DMV office. You can find the nearest location at this website: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/driver_licensing_control/rol....
You should bring proof of your identity and citizenship, your Social Security Number, proof you have attended a driver's education course, proof of your enrollment in school and your parent or legal guardian's signature on your driver's license application.