SD Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode have 25 random questions based on the handbook and real SD DMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study? Well, your first step is to get the latest version of the South Dakota Driver’s Manual. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in South Dakota is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent with ease.
Who Must Take the South Dakota Knowledge Test?
If you have not been licensed before, you will be required to pass a knowledge test covering the rules of the road and safe driving practices.
If you let your driver’s license expire, a knowledge test will be required before you can renew your license.
Following a revocation of your driving privilege, all applicable tests will be required in addition to the application fee and a reinstatement fee. Following a suspension, no testing will be required unless the license has expired.
If you are currently holding a valid out-of-state driver license, no testing will be required for a transfer of that license to a South Dakota license.
Applicants with an out-of-country license must pass all examinations.
The Official DMV Test
The official knowledge exam is based on the information in the driver’s manual and covers rules of the road and safe driving practices.
If you fail any of your tests, you must wait one working day or more before you can re-test. You are allowed to take the knowledge test three times for each fee paid within a six-month period. If you fail three times, you must wait for a new six-month period to start and pay the fee again.
How Many Questions are there on the South Dakota Written Test?
The official South Dakota written test has 25 questions and you must have 20 correct answers to pass (80% passing score).