Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)
01Q 1-40Permit Test 180% needed to pass; 8 mistakes allowed
02Q 41-80Permit Test 280% needed to pass; 8 mistakes allowed
03Q 81-120Permit Test 380% needed to pass; 8 mistakes allowed
04Q 121-160Permit Test 480% needed to pass; 8 mistakes allowed
05Q 161-210Road Signs Test80% needed to pass; 10 mistakes allowed
0625 random QDMV Test Simulator80% needed to pass; 5 mistakes allowed
07Q 211-360Mega Test80% needed to pass; 30 mistakes allowed
South Dakota Permit Test FAQ
Applying for Your SD Permit
When can I apply for a learner's permit in South Dakota?
You can apply at age 14 for your South Dakota Learner’s Permit.
What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?
You will need to show proof of age, identity and residency and you will also need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test. Once you receive your permit and begin practicing driving, you must have a licensed driver who is at least 18 years old with at least one year of driving experience seated in the front seat with you between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and a parent or legal guardian with you between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
How many questions are on the South Dakota permit test?
The written knowledge test has 25 questions.
How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?
To pass, you must answer at least 20 questions correctly.
How should I prepare for the South Dakota permit test?
To receive your Learner’s Permit as fast as possible, you should study for the test. One of the most effective ways to study is to complete online practice exams that boast real sample questions from the exam. Click on the following link to take a South Dakota practice permit test and test your current driving knowledge.
Where do I take the South Dakota permit test?
The South Dakota Department of Public Safety’s (SD DPS) Driver Licensing Program is responsible for licensing drivers. Visit https://dps.sd.gov/contact/locations?agency=5 to find a local office.
How much does the South Dakota permit test cost?
There is an $8 permit fee.
What can I expect on test day?
You will need to visit the local driver’s license office with a parent or guardian and you will also need to bring proper identification – including a birth certificate, a Social Security card and proof or residence. You will then need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.