Pennsylvania (PA) Practice Tests
The permit practice tests on this website have 25 random study questions based on the handbook and real PA PennDot tests. After each question, you get instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study?
It is a good idea to start by getting the latest version of the Pennsylvania Driver’s Manual. You should read it to get an overview of what you must learn.
Next step is to use the practice tests to verify your progress and level of readiness. The manual is handy for quick reference whenever you miss a question. Try to truly understand each question and answer.
Read more: How to Ace the driver’s license test.
The passing score in Pennsylvania is 84 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 21 questions on the practice test correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher when you study. Try to take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent or more. The real test has only 18 questions, which gives less room for errors.
Who Must Take the Pennsylvania Knowledge Exam?
You are required to pass a knowledge exam if you have never been licensed or if you are a resident who has been licensed in another state but your driver’s license has been expired longer than 6 months.
With an out-of-state driver’s license which is valid or expired six months or less, a new resident is not required to pass the knowledge test.
With an out-of-country license you are usually required to pass the knowledge test. The test may be waived for citizens of France, Germany, and Canada who hold a valid license from their home countries.
More about the Pennsylvania Written Test
The purpose of the PennDot knowledge exam is to verify your knowledge of traffic signs, Pennsylvania’s driving laws and safe driving practices.
The test consists of 18 multiple choice questions. You must answer 15 questions correctly to pass (84%).
The test is offered on computer-based test stations and can be given in English and Spanish at all locations. Upon request, you can also be offered a voice (oral) test. For individuals who are hearing-impaired and communicate through the use of sign language the Bureau of Driver Licensing will provide an interpreter upon request.
If you fail the test, you must wait one business day before you can retake the test.
Read more: Risky Study Tactics.