IL Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode have 25 random questions based on the handbook and real IL DMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study? Well, your first step is to get the latest version of the Illinois Driver’s Manual. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in Illinois is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent with ease.
Illinois Written Test
Who Must Take the Test?
All new drivers applying for an original Illinois driver’s license are required to pass a written knowledge exam.
Drivers are also required to take a written exam every eight years, unless they have no traffic convictions.
If you have a traffic crash or other moving violation on your driving record you may also be required to take the written exam again.
All applicants with an out-of-state or out-of-country driver’s license are required to pass a vision screening, written exam and in some cases also the road test.
Illinois Written Test Test
During the written test, you must be able to identify traffic signs by shape, color or symbol, identify signals and pavement markings, and answer questions about traffic laws and safety rules. The written knowledge test has 35 questions, 15 of which will address traffic sign identification and the remaining 20 will either be multiple-choice or true-false questions.
You are not allowed to use books, cell phones or other wireless devices. Any applicant observed in a situation that could be considered suspicious during the test will be warned. If you are found cheating, you will fail that portion of the exam and prohibited from retaking the test for 30 days.
Taking the exam for another person is a criminal offense may result in a fine and a mandatory minimum seven days in jail.