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Mississippi Knowledge Test

Who Must Take the Test?

If you have never had a driver's license you must pass the written knowledge test.

If you are moving to Mississippi from another state and your license has been expired over 30 days, you will be required to pass the written test. If you are over 18 years of age and have held an out of state license for at least six months and the license is still valid, the written test may be waived.

Mississippi Knowledge Test

All questions on your written test are based on information found in the Driver's Manual. Study the manual carefully and thoroughly.

Questions on the test will cover the Mississippi traffic laws and the rules of safe driving. There are 30 questions on the Mississippi knowledge test. You must correctly answer at least 24 questions in order to pass. This means a passing score of 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 computers. If you fail the knowledge test, you cannot retake it the same day. Should you fail after 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.

Are You Ready for Your Drivers Permit Test?


Read the state Driver's Manual or Handbook. All real permit test questions are based on the material in this manual. Get familiar with all areas and learn the laws and rules presented. Pay special attention to facts that are bolded or highlighted.

Give yourself plenty of time. Start preparing at least two weeks before the real test.

Take several of our driver permit practice tests to make sure you are ready for the real examination.

Our Practice Tests

Our permit and license practice tests contain 25 questions. You must correctly answer 20 questions to pass (80%). This is a common passing score in most states. You should, however, aim for a score of 90% or more on a permit practice test.

Read Carefully

Read all questions and answers carefully. You will see many DMV test answers, but do NOT focus on memorizing exact phrases - focus on understanding! The practice permit test questions may be repeated with several different alternatives and different wording. Real DMV permit test questions are created the same way.

All questions are multiple-choice or true/false. Only one alternative is correct and acceptable. If you see All of the above, None of the above, or similar as one alternative, make sure you evaluate all alternatives carefully.


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