Iowa Practice Tests for Your Driver’s License
Studying for your Iowa driver’s license or instruction permit just got a lot easier. With unlimited practice tests based on the Iowa driver’s manual and real tests from the Department of Transportation, you can pass the knowledge exam the first time.
The practice tests have 25 random questions (the real test has 20 questions about rules and laws, and 15 questions about signs, signals and pavement markings). After each practice question, you get instant feedback with a short explanation. It will help you learn faster.
Remember, don’t just memorize answers. You need to truly understand why an answer is correct or not.
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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 20 of 25 practice questions correctly. Take enough practice tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent or more. It gives you a good margin when going for the real thing.
Who Must Pass the Iowa Written Knowledge Test?
You must take the 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- When your license has been revoked and you apply for a new license.
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 any one of the following apply:
- You have registered to vote in this state;
- You have enrolled your children in public school;
- You have accepted a permanent job in the state; or
- You have resided continuously in Iowa for 30 days.
The Purpose of the Written Test
The official Iowa MVD 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 the tests may vary, the test 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.