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Iowa Practice Tests for Your Driver’s License
Studying for your driver’s license or instruction permit just got a lot easier. With 100 practice tests based on the state driver’s manual and real tests from the Department of Transportation, you can pass the knowledge exam on your first try.
Each practice test has 35 random questions from a large bank of verified questions. After each practice question, you get instant feedback with a short explanation if your answer is incorrect. This will help you learn the state rules a lot faster.
Remember, don’t just memorize answers. You need to truly understand why an answer is correct or not. Check information in the driver’s manual when you aren’t sure about the answers.
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Start by getting the latest version of the Iowa Driver’s Manual. When you’ve read it, you should use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in Iowa is 80 percent, which means you should answer at least 28 practice questions correctly. Take enough practice tests to make sure you can get 33 – 35 answers correct. It gives you a good margin when going for the real thing.
Who Must Pass the Iowa Written Knowledge Test?
You must take the MVD knowledge test:
- If you haven’t had a learner’s permit or full driver’s license before.
- If you have an out-of-state license that is invalid or expired (over one year).
- When moving to Iowa and hold an out-of-country license (all tests are usually required).
- When the state has revoked your license and you apply for a new one.
Remember, when you move to Iowa and wish to drive, you must apply for an Iowa license. If you have an out-of-state license valid for the same driving privilege you are applying for in Iowa, the knowledge and driving tests are usually waived.
You are considered an Iowa resident for the purposes of driver’s licensing and vehicle registration if you have:
- Registered to vote in Iowa;
- Enrolled your children in public school;
- Accepted a permanent job in the state; or
- Resided continuously in Iowa for 30 days.
The Purpose of the Written Test
The official knowledge exam will determine how well you know and understand highway signs and Iowa traffic laws.
Iowa DOT offers computer-based tests for both permits and driver’s licenses. A traditional written test on paper may still be available in some locations.
While the number of questions on Iowa tests may vary, the test for a new learner’s permit has 35 questions. 20 questions address traffic laws and safe driving techniques. Remaining 15 questions are about signs, signals, and markings.
Our practice tests mix all questions. There may be fewer questions on road signs than on the real exam – but all road signs from the driver’s manual are covered in our tests.
More Links to Practice Tests
These links are just examples of all the available tests: