TN Permit Practice Test

Based on the 2024 TN DMV Manual

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Tennessee Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your TN Permit

When can I apply for a learner's permit in Tennessee?

You can apply at age 15 for your Tennessee Learner’s Permit.

What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?

In addition to being at least 15 years old, you will also need to pass a written driver’s knowledge test and a vision test in order to receive your Learner’s Permit. The permit will be valid for one year and once you receive your permit and begin practicing driving, you must have a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old seated in the front seat with you.

How many questions are on the Tennessee permit test?

There are 30 questions on the Tennessee driver’s written knowledge test.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer at least 24 questions correctly to pass the exam.

How should I prepare for the Tennessee permit test?

If you want to receive your Learner’s Permit as fast as possible, you should study for the test. One popular and effective way to study is to take online practice exams that feature real sample questions from the test. Click on the following link to take a Tennessee practice permit test and test your current driving knowledge.

Where do I take the Tennessee permit test?

The Tennessee Department of Safety’s (TDOS) Driver Services Program licenses drivers in the state. Visit to find an office located near you.

How much does the Tennessee permit test cost?

There is a $10.50 fee.

What can I expect on test day?

You parent or guardian will need to accompany you to the driver’s license office to sign your application. You will also need to bring proper identification and proof of residency along with proof of school enrollment. At the office, you will need to pass the written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

Dollywood, Graceland, the Country Music Hall of Fame…Tennessee is home to many legendary musicians and artists. In addition to its urban delights, Tennessee is also a land of winding country roads. Dare to drive through the Tail of the Dragon, an 11-mile two-lane road with over 300 curves! You’ll need a valid driver’s license and good brakes to take on Tennessee’s roads. All residents of Tennessee age 15 or older that are interested in becoming licensed drivers must pass the states written knowledge test.  Also known as the permit test, this exam is administered at your local DMV office and features questions designed to assess your knowledge of the rules of the road. To prepare for the test you will need to become familiar with the information found in the Tennessee drivers handbook and then test your knowledge using our Tennessee Permit Practice Tests. Just like the real test, our practice test questions are based on the material found in the handbook.  Select a practice test to get started and you’ll be one step closer to getting behind the wheel.

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