Practice Tests for New Illinois Drivers

Our Practice Test and Study Guide are the fastest way to ensure that you pass the DMV written drivers exam on your first attempt. The most important information has been carefully selected and presented to help you learn in the most beneficial way.

Did You Know? The Illinois DMV reports that 45% of test takers pass the DMV drivers exam on their first try.

In order to pass the exam on the first time, you need to follow our study tactics mentioned below.

How to Pass the Illinois Written Driver's Test

Don’t let your DMV exam intimate you. Instead, employ our proven study methods, so you can pass your written drivers test and be on the road in no time. Simply follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Start by studying the Illinois Driver’s Manual. Review each chapter and section on road rules and traffic signs.
  2. Then, continue on by using our specially-designed Study Guide to tie together all the valuable information you have learned. The DMV.com Study Guide includes important information that will be covered on the written drivers test, and organizes it in a simplified manner making it easy to remember all the important information you will be tested on.
  3. Once you have reviewed the optimized Study Guide, you can put your knowledge to the test by taking the IL practice drivers test, which is available to you at your convenience.

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Road Rules to Study

Our Study Guide covers the most important driving topics, so you can focus only on what matters most when preparing for your IL written drivers test.

  • Road signs
  • Turning rules
  • Pavement markings
  • Four-way stop sign navigation
  • Rules for driving in inclement weather

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

In order to pass the Illinois written drivers exam, you need to study the driving rules thoroughly. Begin preparing yourself with the Illinois Driver’s Manual where you can find every important traffic law and road rule. For those drivers who don’t want to rely solely on the official driver’s manual, DMV.com has created a unique study tool: the Practice Test and Study Guide test-preparation bundle.

The drivers ed study tools cover all the sections in the official DMV written drivers test. The information in the study bundle is concise and complete, thus you will remember every necessary traffic law easily. You also have unlimited access to the online Practice Driving Test. Once you test yourself before taking the official DMV written test, you will be able to dedicate more time on the subjects that need more attention.

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Knowing When to Take the Illinois Driving Test

Scoring 90% or more on the DMV.com Practice Test means you are ready to book an appointment at the DMV! However, if you score less than 90%, you should consider taking more preparation time for the test. Continue revising the sections that you are having trouble with, and retake the Practice Drivers Test until you are comfortable with the material.

Test Day Tips

Now that you are confident in the DMV material you have learned, it’s time to schedule an appointment at the IL DMV for your Test Day! As the date approaches, remember the following tips:

  1. The Illinois written drivers test consists of 35 questions. You must get at least 28 questions correct, 80%, for a passing score.
  2. The cost to get a driver’s license in Illinois is $30. This includes the fee for the written drivers test.
  3. To take the official Illinois written driving exam, you must be at least 15 years old.
  4. You must make an appointment with the IL DMV to submit a learner’s permit application and take the written drivers test.
  5. New drivers have another chance to pass the Illinois written drivers license test.

With some extra effort, you will master the drivers license exam the first time you take it. We are so confident in our study tools that you will get a full refund if you don’t pass the first time.

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DMV Checklist

The day you apply for your learner’s permit is the same day you will be taking the written drivers license test. Bring the following details when you visit any local Illinois DMV office to get started:

  • Proof of written signature
  • Proof of Social Security Number:
    • Social Security card
    • Award letter
    • Illinois ID card record
  • Proof of birth date and legal presence (one of the following):
    • Birth Certificate/passport from a US territory
    • US Birth Certificate
    • US Certificate of Birth Abroad
    • Valid US Passport
    • US Military ID card/Driver's License
    • Naturalization Certificate
  • Proof of residency (two of the following):
    • Affidavit-Certificate of Residency
    • Bank Statement
    • Canceled Check
    • Certified Grade/High School/College/University Transcript
    • Credit Report
    • Deed/Title, Mortgage, Rental/Lease agreement
    • Insurance Policy
    • Letter on Official School Letterhead
    • Medical Claim or Statement of Benefits
    • Pay Stub or Electronic Deposit Receipt
    • Pension or Retirement Statement
    • Phone Book, produced by a phone book publisher
    • Report Card from Grade/High School or College/University
    • Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university
    • Utility Bill
  • Name change documents, if applicable, (one of the following):
    • Adoption documents
    • Official name change documents
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce legal papers
    • Domestic partnership documents

Test Languages

The Illinois written driving test is in English. Aside from English, the following languages are also available:

  • Spanish
  • Polish

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

The Illinois DMV now offers driver’s licenses to both documented and undocumented immigrants living in the state. To get a learner’s permit or drivers license, non-US citizens must provide documents proving your identity and Illinois residency. Accepted documents are listed below:

  • Passport
  • Original I-20 showing your entry to the U.S.
  • If you lost your original I-20 you should apply for a replacement I-20 and the new I-20 will be reprinted with a notation of “Replace Lost I-20”. The DMV may collect copies of all your documents and send for review to DHS
  • I-94 print out
  • Two documents as proof of residency:
    • Lease agreement with address, name and signature of the landlord
    • Utility bill
    • Tuition invoice/official mail from college or university dated within 12 months prior to application
    • Renter’s insurance policy

After the Written Test

After you pass the Illinois written driving exam, you must hold a learner's permit for a specified length of time – which varies by age. You will have another chance to take the road test in case you fail the first time, but in order to avoid this from happening, DMV.com encourages you to practice driving behind the wheel as often as possible before scheduling your Illinois DMV road skills test appointment.

Additionally, you will need to pass a vision test with a visual acuity of 20/40, with or without corrective lenses.

In order to be issued an IL provisional license, all applicants must complete 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of drivers training beforehand.

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