Mississippi Practice Tests
Prepare for your MS Driver’s License or Learner’s Permit with practice tests from Driver’s Prep. The tests have 25 random questions based on the Driver’s Manual and the real computerized exam by Mississippi Driver Services Bureau. (Note that there are 30 questions on the real exam.)
After each question, you get instant feedback and a short explanation. Remember, if you don’t fully understand questions and answers, study the relevant chapter in the Driver’s Manual.
Make sure you have the latest version of the manual. You can get a copy at any Driver Services location. There is a small fee for a printed copy. You can also download a copy of the 2017 manual here. Note that Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol has failed to publish the latest manual online.
But we have scanned the current version in August 2017. This is the ONLY place you can get a pdf-version online!!
How to Study
When you’ve studied the manual, it is a good idea to use the practice tests to check your progress.
The passing score in Mississippi is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 questions of the 25 questions on the practice test correctly.
If you can reach 92 percent (23 correct answers), you are getting ready for the real computerized exam.
Read more about preparing for your license exam: Best Way to Study
What is on the Mississippi Knowledge Exam?
The test checks the following:
- Do you know the Mississippi traffic laws and the rules of safe driving?
- Can you read, understand, and follow traffic signs and signals?
- Are you a safe and skillful driver?
- Do you understand and have the proper attitude toward the rights of pedestrians and other drivers?
- Do you understand how to keep your vehicle in safe condition?
- Are you physically and mentally capable of driving safely?
Who Must Take the Computerized Knowledge Exam?
In general, you need to take the exam:
» When you apply for your first driver’s license or permit:
…have never had driver’s license or permit before.
» When you are a new resident in Mississippi with an out-of-state driver’s license:
…and your out-of-state license has been expired for 30 days or more. You are also required to take the written knowledge test if the license is valid, but you are under 18 years of age and have held the out-of-state license for less than six months.
» When you are a new U.S. resident with an out-of-country license:
…and need to transfer to a Mississippi driver’s license.
» When you wish to renew your Mississippi driver’s license:
…and your driver’s license has been expired for one year or more.
How Many Questions are there on the Mississippi DPS Written Test?
Questions on the test will cover the Mississippi traffic laws and the rules of safe driving. There are 30 questions on the real exam. You must correctly answer at least 24 questions to pass. This means you must reach a score of at least 80%.
If you have problems reading, have someone help you study the manual. Then ask your examiner for additional information on how to take your test. The test is offered on a computer. The test station includes a headset, and the computer will read the questions and answers aloud for you.
If you fail the test, you cannot retake it the same day. You must wait until the following business day. Should you fail your third attempt, you must wait 30 days before you can take the test again. There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the knowledge test.