Minnesota Practice Permit Test

Planning on driving through the Twin Cities? You’ll need to pass your Minnesota permit test first. Taking some practice exams is a great way to make sure you pass the first time around.

We designed our Minnesota practice permit test to be just like the real thing, so you’ll know exactly what to expect on test day. All of our questions come with full answer explanations, so you’ll be a pro with the material in no time. We even made an exam specifically on Minnesota road signs.

Preparing early is the key to success, so answer some questions below to get started.

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Minnesota Permit Practice Tests

One of the best ways to prepare for you driving exam is by using free MN DPS practice tests. Our exams are completely free and require no registration. Utilize the answer explanations at the end of exam to better learn important concepts you may be tested on.

Minnesota Road Signs

Many students are concerned about not recognizing common road signs when preparing for their exam. You can take our MN road signs practice test listed below. The exam includes only questions related to road signs.

About the Minnesota Permit Test

The Minnesota permit driving test is made up of 40 total questions. Of those 40 questions, individuals will need to answer 32 of those questions correctly to pass the exam. This comes out to a minimum passing score of 80%.

Individuals must be at least 15 years of age to take the Minnesota permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the Minnesota permit test:

  1. Complete drivers ed
  2. Enroll in driving school
  3. Pick you license type
  4. Collect proper documentation
  5. Go to driver exam station
  6. Be able to provide parental or guardian consent
  7. Pay fee ($13.25)
  8. Pass knowledge test
  9. Pass vision test
  10. Get your permit

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the Minnesota DPS, you will need to provide proof of your name, age, and address. Typical documents you can use include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • 1099 Form, W2 Statement or Paystub
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship

Please be sure to check the Official Minnesota DPS Site for complete details.

In addition, you will typically need to have a parent or guardian present if you are under the age of 18.

After you receive your learners permit, you will need to complete some general requirements to get your full driver’s license. In the state of Minnesota, you will need to complete 30 hours of drivers ed classroom hours and at least 50 hours of supervised driving hours.

Minnesota Driving Test FAQs

There are a total of 40 questions on the Minnesota permit test.

For the MN written test, you must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly, which comes out to a total of 32 questions

You may apply for a permit in Minnesota when you are at least 15 years old.

You can get your license in Minnesota when you have waited at least 6 months after you received your permit.

You can get your license in Minnesota when you have had the following supervised driving time: 50 hours, 15 of which must be at night.

The minimum age for a driver’s license in Minnesota is: 16 

In Minnesota you will have the following restrictions on your driver’s license –

Nighttime Restrictions: midnight – 5 a.m. and Passenger Restrictions: no more than 1 passenger younger than 20; second 6 months—no more than 3 passengers younger than 20.

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach the age of: 18.

The Passenger Restrictions will be in place until you reach the age of: 18.

In Minnesota, permit applicants younger than 18 must be enrolled in driver education.

An optional 90-minute supplemental curriculum for parents is available to provide information concerning graduated licensing, safety risks and the potential influence of adults on driving behavior.

In Minnesota, the permit holding period also applies to license applicants 18 and older unless they have completed driver education. In Minnesota, license applicants younger than 18 must have completed driver education.

Provisional license holders must be crash-free to qualify for a full license.

Gianni Evangelisti
Gianni has been working in the test prep industry for 6+ years. Gianni has created test prep materials across multiple different exam categories.