WI Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode has 25 random questions based on the handbook and real WI 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Pass the Wisconsin Knowledge Test?
Wisconsin written knowledge test is required for the following:
- New drivers getting their first instruction permit.
- New Wisconsin residents with a license from a foreign country.
- New Wisconsin residents with an out-of-state license expired more than eight years.
- Drivers wanting to add a new class and/or endorsement to their existing driver license.
- Drivers with a Wisconsin license expired more than eight years.
What You Should Know about the Wisconsin DMV Test
The purpose of the knowledge test is to determine your knowledge of traffic laws and related matters, including knowledge of the following: rules of the road, highway signs, vehicle equipment requirements, safe driving practices, fuel efficient operation of motor vehicles, the effects of alcohol or controlled substance use in connection with the operation of motor vehicles, the need for anatomical gifts, and the need for vehicle control in the proximity of sight-impaired pedestrian.
The test has 50 questions and you must correctly answer 40 questions (a passing score of 80%). The recommended time allowed for the written knowledge test in Wisconsin is 45 minutes.
DMV Tests are given on a walk-in basis. No appointment is necessary.
All tests are offered on a computerized system with touch screens and the system provides instant feedback about whether an answer is correct or not. If you are required to take multiple tests, the system will automatically advance to the next test in the session.
If you have trouble reading all tests can be offered with an audio option.
If you fail your test, you may not retake the test until the next day. If you fail five times within a year you must get special permission before you can take the test again. In such a situation, you will need to show what you have done to improve your ability to succeed on your next attempt.
Class D (regular license) knowledge and signs tests are available in the following languages: English, Chinese, Hmong, Polish, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, and Spanish.