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Practice Tests for New Pennsylvania Drivers
To maximize your study time, our expert team at DMV.com has created the Driver’s License Practice Test and Study Guide packet. These study tools are geared toward helping new drivers pass the Pennsylvania knowledge test the first time. We have gathered all the important information you need in order to be fully prepared for the test. Pennsylvania road rules and traffic signs that you will be tested on by the DMV are assembled here in one comprehensive, yet concise format.
Did You Know? The Pennsylvania DMV reports that 45% of test takers pass the DMV drivers exam on their first try.
By following the tried and tested study tactics outlined below, you can ensure you pass the DMV test on your first try, too.
How to Pass the Pennsylvania Written Driver's Test
With the right tools and a strict studying schedule, DMV.com can aid you in passing your written drivers test at the PA DMV. Just follow the proven steps below:
- Start by reading through the Pennsylvania driver's manual. Review the chapters on road rules and traffic signs until the information begins to stick.
- Use the Study Guide to cement the information you just learned. The DMV.com Study Guide includes the most important traffic laws in an effective way, making it all the more easy for you to learn the material.
- When you’re ready, test your new knowledge with the CA practice drivers test.
Preview the DMV.com Practice Test with a FREE Sample Test. Questions are similar to the ones you will have on test day. Test your knowledge by taking the sample practice test online now and forecast how you will do on the full Practice Drivers Test.
Road Rules to Study
If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of material presented in the PA drivers handbook, look to the DMV.com Driver Study Guide to deliver the vital information, instead. Important topics to study include:
- Road signs
- Turning rules
- Pavement markings
- Four-way stop sign navigation
- Rules for driving in inclement weather
How to Ensure Your Passing Score
To pass the PA written drivers exam, you must study the driving rules thoroughly. Begin your study preparation with the Pennsylvania driver's manual. Every important traffic law and road rule is included here. To amplify your studies, DMV.com created a unique study tool: the Practice Test and Study Guide test-preparation bundle that complements the official driver’s manual.
Our practice tests and study guides have gathered the important information from the sections covered in the official DMV written drivers test and have presented them in a simplified manner. The information is organized and carefully stated, in order to help you retain every necessary traffic law on which you will be tested. Ensuring your passing test score also depends on whether or not you employ the help of our trusty DMV practice test. Remember: you have unlimited access to the online practice driving test, so utilize it until you ace it.
Knowing When to Take the Pennsylvania Driving Test
Once you have scored a 90% or above on the DMV.com practice test, you are ready to book an appointment at the Pennsylvania DMV! Scoring less than 90% is nothing to worry about, though. Instead, view it as a simple indication that you need to continue your studies, in order to be fully prepared for Test Day. Take some additional study time to review those sections giving you trouble, then retake the practice drivers test until you are comfortable with the testing material.
Test Day Tips
Once you feel confident in your DMV studies, you can schedule you Test Day appointment with the PA DMV. As your written drivers exam approaches, keep the below tips in mind:
- The cost to get a driver’s license in Pennsylvania is $34.50, which includes the fee for your written driving exam.
- To take the official Pennsylvania written driving exam, you must be at least 16 years old.
- Currently, the Pennsylvania written drivers test consists of 20 questions. You must get at least 17 questions correct (87%) to receive a passing score.
- You must make an appointment with the PA DMV to submit a learner’s permit application and take the written drivers test.
With some diligence, you will ace the drivers license exam your first time. We are so confident in our study tools, that we offer you, our students, a full refund if you don’t pass the first time.
The day you apply for your learner’s permit is the same day you will be taking the written drivers license test at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Pennsylvania. Bring the following items when you visit a local PA DMV office to get started:
- Proof of identity:
- PA ID card
- PA learner’s permit
- US passport
- US birth certificate
- Proof of PA residency:
- bank statements
- home statements
- school transcript
- Proof of Social Security:
- Social Security Card
In addition to English, the Pennsylvania written drivers test is available in the following languages:
Documents Needed for Noncitizens
To get a learner’s permit or drivers license, non-US citizens must provide documents proving identity and Pennsylvania residency. Acceptable documents include the following:
- Social Security Card
- Two proofs of residency:
- Tax records
- Lease agreement
- Mortgage documents
- W-2 Form
- Utility bills
- One of the following documents:
- I-551 permanent resident card
- Passport with the I-551 stamp
- Machine readable immigration visa
- Re-entry Permit I-327
After the Written Test
Once you pass the Pennsylvania written driving exam, you must hold your learner’s permit for the specified length of time – which varies by age.
Note that you You will have three chances to pass the road test before you must reapply for a learner’s permit. To avoid this from happening, DMV.com encourages you to practice driving behind the wheel as often as possible before scheduling your Pennsylvania DMV road skills test appointment.
PRACTICE TEST Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for a Pennsylvania learner’s permit if I am 15 years old?
No, in order to be eligible to apply for your learner’s permit in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 16 years old. To be issued a driving permit, you must pass the written knowledge test, show proof of PA residency and provide a parental consent form if younger than 18 to the Pennsylvania DMV.
Do I need to get a physical in order to get a learner’s permit in Pennsylvania?
Yes, a completed physical examination is required in order to be issued a learner’s permit in the state of Pennsylvania. To do so, you must get a medical examiner such as a doctor or a physician assistant to perform a physical on you and fill out the Form DL-180 “Medical Qualification Certificate.”
If I wear contact lenses, do I need to wear them to take the vision exam?
Yes, if you wear contact lenses or prescription glasses, you must wear them when you apply for a Pennsylvania learner’s permit in order to take the required exam. The applicant will be asked to look through a specific visual-eye machine and describe what is being shown. Different sizes and colors of numbers and letters will be displayed, and based on the readings, your vision acuity is determined. The vision requirements for the PA DMV vision test are 20/40, or better combined vision without corrective wear.
I am 16 years old and I have just been issued a Pennsylvania learner’s permit, what happens next?
Once you’ve been issued a learner’s permit in Pennsylvania, you will need to wait at least six months before you can schedule a road test and apply for a full PA drivers license. Additionally, you must accumulate 65 hours of behind-the-wheel training before you can take the road test. If you are over 18 years of age, you can schedule the road test whenever you are ready.
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