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500+ Iowa DMV Test Questions

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Our Iowa DMV practice tests have 500+ unique driver's license and permit questions and answers. Answers to our Iowa practice test questions are found in the latest Driver's Manual from Iowa dot. They cover all areas of the official IA DMV test, including Iowa laws, rules of the road, and road signs.

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How to Ace the DMV Test

Is There a Secret Behind Passing the Iowa Permit Test?

What is the secret behind passing a DMV exam? Is it enough to just take the permit practice tests? We asked Joni Stark, an experienced driving instructor, and she shares some of her best tips.

How Should You Study?

It is important to remember, that no two people study the exact same way. What works for some, may not work for others. Researchers, however, say that there are some general methods that get better results than other methods. It is important that you find out what will work for you.

Start with the Iowa Driver's Manual

It is a good idea to scan the Iowa driver's manual and understand what you need to learn. Every word in that manual counts, even if focus will be on Iowa rules and safe driving practices. Questions on your real permit test may be drawn from all parts of the manual.


When to Take the DMV Test

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In general, you need to take the written DMV test:

 » When you are a first-time applicant for an Iowa driver's license:
 ...and have never been licensed in Iowa or any other state before.

 » When you wish to renew your Iowa Driver's License:
 ...and have traffic convictions opr an accident recorded on your driving record. Everyone must take a written exam every eight years except those having no traffic convictions.

 » When you are a new Iowa resident with a driver's license from another state in United States.

 ...and your out-of-state license has expired.

 » When you are a new Iowa resident with a driver's license from a country other than United States.

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How Many Questions are on the Iowa Permit Test?

The Iowa 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 about traffic laws and safe driving techniques. A score of 80% or higher is needed for passing the Iowa permit test.

You are allowed three attempts to pass the knowledge test within one year from the date you paid your application fee. After three attempts you must apply again and pay a new fee.

Failure Rate on Iowa Permit Test

The failure rate on the Iowa Permit test is less than 20%. It means that no more than two out of 10 people fail the test at the first try. This is better than most states, mainly because Iowa uses a smaller pool of questions for their real permit test.

DMV Test: Back Up Your Car

What you Need to Know for Your Test

For your road test and future driving, you should really know how to back up your car or drive it in reverse. Questions about backing up may also show up on your written permit test. We tell you what to expect.

The Permit Test, and Then What?

If you still have your Iowa permit exam ahead you, there are some important points you should remember for the written test. Afterwards, when you have your learner's permit, make sure that you go through them again and practice driving in reverse until you feel comfortable with it. Do you have a backup camera? Then, learn how to back up both with it and without it.

Quick Permit Test Answers

Know what to do before you get behind the wheel and put the gear in reverse. Know how to start, how look behind you, and which speed to use. All of those things are very important for your test.

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Free permit practice tests

Driver's Prep ( is a content and resource website that offers free practice tests for driver's education in United States. It provides the most complete online testing for all 50 states, including District of Columbia.

Practice tests online since 2007

Driver's Prep was created in 2007. At the time, there were no websites offering free licenseor permit practice tests to the public in United States.

Driver's Prep was a game changer. For the first time, any applicant for a permit or driver's license could access online tests without signing up with a driving school or driving class, and without paying a fee. Driver's Prep was also unique by not requiring users to create an account.

1.5 million users

Today, Driver's Prep has more than 1.5 million annual users and the database holds more than 50,000 DMV questions. The DMV questions are unique for each State and many are real DMV questions from official DMV knowledge tests.

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