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Are you prepared for your DPS Permit Test? Take our FREE SD Permit Practice Test right now and find out how much you know! Our test offers 25 comprehensive Permit questions, and shows your test results right away.
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South Dakota Learner’s Permit Practice Test

The roads of the Mount Rushmore State are calling—are you ready to drive them safely and responsibly with your new South Dakota learner’s permit? Make sure you’re fully prepared with our FREE online South Dakota permit practice test. Pass your written exam on the first try by studying accurate, up-to-date sample questions straight from the DPS driver’s handbook, and quiz yourself on everything you need to know before you tackle the DPS license exam.

Our FREE South Dakota learner’s permit practice test features 25 multiple-choice questions on info pulled directly from your state driver manual—just like your permit exam. You’ll see topics ranging from right-of-way rules to parking laws and more. The 25 multiple-choice format mimics the structure of the DPS licensing exam, making you even more prepared for the real testing experience. Each answer includes a detailed explanation, and you’ll get instant feedback on your progress so you know just how you’re doing. Review any missed questions at the end of your test, then come back and test again once you’ve studied those topics some more. Soon, you’ll be 100% ready to ace your South Dakota permit test!

South Dakota Driver’s Learner’s Permit Practice Test FAQs:

What questions are on the South Dakota written permit test?

The South Dakota learner’s permit knowledge test includes questions from every section of the driver’s handbook. Expect to be tested on traffic signals, speed limits, passing laws, sharing the road, hazardous driving conditions, and more.

How accurate is this free South Dakota permit practice test?

Our free practice test for a South Dakota learner’s permit uses the same materials that the SD DPS uses to create your real exam. It’s completely accurate and up-to-date with the latest driving laws passed in the state of South Dakota.

How do I earn my South Dakota driver’s license?

To earn your South Dakota driver’s license, you must be at least 16 years old. If you’re under 18 years old, you must also first earn a learner’s permit, which you can apply for once you’re at least 15 years old. If you’re under 18 years old, you must hold your permit for at least 6 months, if you also take a Driver’s Ed course, or 275 days if you do not. Teens must also total at least 50 hours of supervised driving practice hours. Then you can take your road test and earn your junior license.

If you’re 18 years old or older, the South Dakota learner’s permit is optional—but if you plan to practice driving in any way, you must acquire one. You must also pass a road test before earning your full driving privileges.


A truck has blind spots where?
  • Larger on the sides than cars do.
  • To the rear of the vehicle.
  • From the right side mirror forward to the bumper.
  • All listed answers.
At a completely unmarked intersection, when two cars arrive simultaneously, who has the right of way?
  • The car on the right of the other.
  • The car to the left of the other.
  • The heavier of the two vehicles.
  • The drivers must use hand signals to determine who may go first.
At a yellow light, a vehicle already in the intersection should:
  • Continue through the intersection at normal speed.
  • Stop immediately.
  • Stop and then back up.
  • Slow down.
Drag racing will incur ___ points on your license.
  • 8
  • 6
  • 4
  • 2
If a traffic signal is not functioning properly, the vehicle facing a red or unlighted signal shall behave how?
  • As if it were a stop sign.
  • As if it were a yield sign.
  • As if it were a yellow signal.
  • None of the listed answers.