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South Dakota Permit Practice Tests

South Dakota permit practice tests have 25 random questions, just like the real knowledge examination. You must correctly answer 20 questions to pass the examination. A passing score of 80 percent.

Every answer to the exam questions is found in the South Dakota Driver License Manual, so make sure you read it.

You can get a hard copy from any DMV location or download a PDF-version online.

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After reading the Driver License Manual, you should take practice tests to verify how much you’ve learned. Most likely, you will miss some questions when you start practicing. Read the short comment and look up information in the manual. If you don’t fully understand the answers and why they are correct, find someone to discuss rules and safe driving techniques with. It will help you learn much faster.

Try not to just memorize questions and answers, it is a risky tactic and no real guarantee of passing the exam. Unless you truly know and understand the information in the Driver License Manual, it is hard to pass the examination.


Who Must Take the S.D. Knowledge Test?

If you haven’t had a license before, you must pass the knowledge test.

You must also pass a new knowledge test if you let your South Dakota expire.

After a revocation of your driving privilege, you must pass all applicable tests in addition to an application fee and a reinstatement fee.

If your license is suspended, you don’t have to take any new tests when your license is reinstated – unless the license expires during the suspension period.

When you hold a valid out-of-state driver license and move to South Dakota, no testing is necessary to get a South Dakota license.

Holders of an out-of-country license must pass all examinations before they can get a South Dakota license.

What’s on the Official South Dakota DMV Test

The official knowledge exam covers rules of the road, South Dakota laws, road signs and signals, and safe driving practices.

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What if You Fail the Knowledge Test?

If you fail any of your tests, you must wait one working day or more before you can re-test.

You can take the knowledge test three times 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 on the South Dakota Knowledge Test?

The official knowledge test has 25 questions and you must have 20 correct answers to pass (80% passing score).

50 Practice Tests

50 practice tests mix up 30 questions from a large database to help you practice as much as you want.

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