Tennessee Permit Test No. 1 - Passing score: 80%
This is the best way to get with the Tennessee DMV permit test. Understand what you need to learn and how to master the test. 9 out 10 pass the real exam.
The passing score in Tennessee is 80%. It means you should answer at least 24 out of 30 questions correctly to pass this practice test. The safest tactic, however, is to aim for a full score. Take as many tests as you need to feel comfortable with all answers. Learn by your mistakes. If needed, use the DMV Driver License Manual and read up on the facts.
Studying for Your Tennessee Permit Test
Tennessee driver services draws questions for your official Tennessee permit test from sections B and C of the Driver Manual. About 25% of the questions will cover traffic signs and signals, 25% will deal with safe driving techniques, 25% common TN traffic rules, and the last 25% will have questions about drugs and alcohol.
There are a lot of things you need to learn, so, study the driver manual carefully.
Even if people tell you that the permit test is mostly common sense, questions on a test can easily be misunderstood and many test takers jump to conclusions without reading carefully enough. It is a good idea to read everything slowly - but without reading too much into a question. Don't add your own facts to a question. Everything you need to correctly answer a question is already there.
If you fail your official knowledge test, you must wait at least 7 days before you can take it again. So, it pays off to prepare well. Aim for a full score on each practice test. If you miss a question, make sure you understand why you got it wrong.
Found an Error?
Even if all test questions and answers are carefully reviewed and verified against the Tennessee Driver License Manual and State laws, there is always a risk of errors in a test when rules change. Let us know if you find something we have missed in our practice tests and we will correct it! (The link below opens in a new tab or window!)