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Our Louisiana DMV practice test helps you pass the permit exam on your first attempt. You may feel confident walking into the exam, but the majority of permit test takers fail it. Our permit practice test  helps you prevent this by allowing you to understand when you are ready to take the test. As well, it helps reduce test anxiety, because it shows you what the test format will be before you go to the office. That said, the practice test and study guide do more than simply helping you pass the exam. By giving you a deeper understanding of the material, they allow you to become a better driver.

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In this article, you will learn what you need to know about taking a practice driving test in Louisiana: the questions it has and the study methods we recommend. You will also learn about the exam itself, including how you can schedule it and what you will be required to bring.

What are the benefits of taking a Louisiana DMV practice test?

70 percent of permit applicants fail their knowledge exam the first time they take it. Our Louisiana DMV permit practice test and study guide are designed to make you part of the 30% who pass their first time. The key is making sure you are familiar with the material that will be covered on the test, as well as the test’s format.

What is included in DMV.com’s Louisiana drivers license practice test?

Our Louisiana drivers permit practice test has 50 questions. These questions ask you to explain the rules of the road (e.g. “Louisiana’s standard speed for state highways is __”), respond to hypothetical situations (e.g. “Drivers can avoid accidents around trucks by __”) and identify road signs or markings. All questions are multiple choice or True/False, meaning you will not be required to fill in the blank of write essay responses.

Louisiana Drivers License Test Rules and Requirements

Out of the 40 Louisiana driving test questions, you need to get at least 32 correct. This means a passing score is 80 percent. The DMV test questions may require you to remember specific numbers, so you are advised to pay attention to both the qualitative and quantitative information in your study materials.

You can take the knowledge exam twice in the same day. If you fail, you will be able to take it again the next day that the DMV office is open.

Louisiana permit test questions are available in English and Spanish.

Our learners permit practice test focuses on the material you need to know in order to get your permit, but much of this information is relevant when applying for your license, since the knowledge exam essentially requires you to display the knowledge needed to operate a vehicle. Before taking your road exam, you should study the following chapters of our Louisiana DMV study guide, as they contain practical advice for drivers:

  • Driving Tips
  • On the Road
  • Visual Search Strategies

How to Pass a Driving Test in Louisiana

There are three concept areas you should focus on when working through our Louisiana drivers test study guide:

  • The laws you need to follow while driving
  • Safe driving habits
  • Identifying traffic lights and road signs

Whether you choose to take a drivers ed practice test or simply practice with a licensed driver seated next to you, there are two areas to focus on before you take your road exam. The first is making sure you know how to perform the driving maneuvers your proctor will ask you to make. These actions are:

  • Turning and using your turn signals.
  • Parking.
  • Paying attention to traffic lights, road signs and other vehicles while responding appropriately to your surroundings.
  • Staying in your lane.
  • Backing.
  • Respecting right of way.

The second is avoiding any actions that will disqualify you from passing the exam. These actions are:

  • Breaking the law.
  • Engaging in an unsafe action.
  • Not following the proctor’s instructions.

A series of minor mistakes can also cause you to fail your exam.

What is included in DMV.com’s Louisiana drivers test study guide?

Our Louisiana learners permit study guide takes the 140-page Driver’s Guide and distills it down to 42 pages of actionable content. It also functions as a road signs test study guide, covering the drivers license test questions you are most likely to be asked.

The Louisiana study guide explains:

  • Road markings, road signs and traffic lights.
  • The safest way to drive.
  • The laws you need to follow when operating a vehicle.
  • The importance of turn signals.
  • How to drive in unfavorable conditions, such as during the night or in bad weather.

How to Use DMV.com’s Louisiana Drivers Permit Practice Test and Study Guide

Our Louisiana DMV sample test and study guide work best when used with the state’s Driver’s Guide. Our driving test study guide allows you to work through and review the material quickly, because instead of having to wade through thick paragraphs of information, you are instead presented with the most important takeaway points that you will be tested on. The practice test then lets you see what areas of the material you understand, and which you need to study further.

If there are any driving test questions and answers you are struggling with, you can consult the Driver’s Guide, which allows you to explore the subject more deeply. It helps to go through the test questions multiple times, so that you can ensure you understand why you got certain questions wrong.

Free DMV Practice Tests in Louisiana

Louisiana does not offer a drivers license practice test, meaning you need to use third-party resources in order to prepare for your exam.

Our Louisiana practice written driving test offers a range of questions designed to simulate what you will see when you go to a DMV office. It comes with our drivers license study guide and allows for unlimited retakes. It is compatible with all popular computers and mobile devices.

How to Schedule a Drivers License Test in Louisiana

You will need a Louisiana DMV driving test appointment to take your road exam, but you will not need one to take your permit test. Driver testing locations do not offer online appointment services, which means you will need to call the office you are planning to go to. Keep in mind that some locations have restrictions on when they offer driving exams.

What to Bring to a Driving Test in Louisiana

Once you are able to successfully answer the questions on our Louisiana learners practice test, you can go to the DMV to get your permit. The DMV requires you to bring at least one of the following documents:

  • A passport
  • A birth certificate
  • A Permanent Resident Card, DHS Refugee travel document or DHS Permit to reenter the United States
  • A military ID card, Draft Record or Selective Service Notification

You will need to bring a second document listed above, or one of the following:

  • A driver’s license or ID card from another state
  • A Social Security Card
  • An ID card listed by a school, governmental agency or company
  • School Records, a diploma, a yearbook photo or a Driver Education Certificate
  • A medical card
  • Vehicle title, registration or lien
  • Adoption document
  • Utility bill or insurance policy
  • W-2 or payroll stub
  • Incarceration papers

The names on both of your documents should match.

You will always need to bring a form of ID when you take an exam, whether or not you are retaking it. As well, you need to bring a form of payment. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, debit cards, credit cards and e-checks.

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For your driver’s exam, you will also need to bring a vehicle. If your test proctor feels your car is not safe, you may be turned away.

Louisiana DMV Driving Test Fees

The amount you need to pay for your license varies based on your age and location. Service fees are not included in the list provided below.

  • It costs $32.25 to take your knowledge exam and get your permit.
  • It costs $54.75 to take your road exam and get your license.
  • It costs $34.13 to take your road exam and get your license, if you are at least 70 years of age.
  • It costs $66 to take your road exam and get your license in New Orleans.
  • It costs $39.75 to take your road exam and get your license in New Orleans, if you are at least 70 years of age.
Last updated on Thursday, May 16 2019.

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