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Illinois Permit Practice Test

Pass the Illinois SOS Permit Test on your very first try! Take our FREE Permit Practice Test for the ultimate test preparation. Our Practice Test has 25 multiple choice questions, real scenarios, and gives immediate feedback.
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Illinois Permit Practice Test

Hit the open roads of The Prairie State with help from this FREE Illinois permit practice test! Designed specifically for new Illinois drivers, our free practice test helps you study more efficiently, so you can earn your permit faster and give yourself the best chance of passing your SOS exam on the first try. You’ll get accurate and up-to-date sample questions and answers that are written directly from the most recent Illinois traffic laws and regulations.

Our free Illinois permit practice test includes 25 state-specific questions on everything from Illinois speed limits and traffic signs to following distances and right-of-way laws. The actual Illinois SOS exam is 35 questions, so you can retake this test as many times as you need to cycle through enough questions to feel fully prepared. The format of our IL permit practice test mimics that of your actual exam, and you’ll get detailed explanations with each answer to help you with contextual studying. Any missed questions are gathered for you at the end in a comprehensive review, which you can use to see the areas you’ll want to brush up on before scheduling your permit exam at the SOS. And since this Illinois practice test is completely free, you can take it as many times as you want to feel completely prepared.

Illinois Permit Practice Test FAQs:

How many questions are on the Illinois written permit exam?

The Illinois SOS written knowledge test has 35 multiple-choice and true/false questions. Of those, 15 questions will be on Illinois traffic signs.

How should I study for my Illinois permit exam?

The best combination of study tools to pass your Illinois permit exam is reviewing your SOS driver’s manual and taking online practice tests like this one.

How do I earn my Illinois learner’s permit?

To earn your Illinois instruction permit, you must be at least 15 years old and pass a written general knowledge exam on Illinois’ traffic laws. If you’re under 17 years and 3 months old, you must be enrolled in a state-approved driver’s education course. You’ll need to hold your permit for a specific period of time based on your age before you’ll be allowed to test for your full Illinois driver’s license.


A crash report must be filed by the driver of a vehicle if the crash involves death, bodily injury or property damage of more than _______.
  • $400
  • $2,100
  • $1,500
  • $5,000
  • None of the answers listed.
A second conviction of driving under the influence within 20 years results in:
  • A harshly-worded letter of warning.
  • A revocation of a minimum of five years.
  • A revocation of a minimum of ten years.
  • A revocation that is permanent.
  • None of the listed answers are correct.
A vehicle may be impounded for interrupting a funeral procession by:
  • Driving slowly.
  • Driving cautiously.
  • Pulling over.
  • Driving the speed limit.
  • Driving recklessly.
A yellow, three-sided pennant sign is a:
  • WARNING sign.
  • None of the listed answers are correct.
All drivers under 21 years of age are restricted to ___ court supervision for serious traffic offenses.
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  • 3
  • 5
  • 2
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