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Tennessee Practice Permit Test

Plan on driving to Nashville? You’ll need to pass your Tennessee permit test first. Taking a Tennessee permit practice test is the best way to ensure you pass your test the first time around, and can focus on the journey.

All our practice tests come with complete answer explanations to make sure you fully understand all of the material. We even designed a test specifically for Tennessee road signs. By preparing early, you’ll set yourself up for success, and make sure you pass on the first try.

Start by answering some questions below. Practice makes perfect!

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Tennessee Permit Practice Tests

Quiz yourself with our free Tennessee DMV practice tests which are listed below. There is no registration required and the exams are 100% free. You will have access to the answer explanations at the end – use them to learn why an answer was right or wrong.

Tennessee Road Signs

Take our TN road signs practice test linked below. This exam includes only road signs questions and will help you prepare for any signs you may see on your exam.

About the Tennessee Permit Test

The Tennessee permit driving test is made up of 30 total questions. Of those 30 questions, individuals will need to answer 24 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 Tennessee permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the Tennessee permit test:

  1. Apply for your permit in person
  2. Provide proper documentation
  3. Pass vision test
  4. Pass knowledge test
  5. Pay fee ($10.50)
  6. Get your permit

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the Tennessee DMV, 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 Tennessee DMV 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 Tennessee, you will need to complete 30 hours of drivers ed classroom hours and at least 50 hours of supervised driving hours.

Tennessee Driving Test FAQs

There are a total of 30 questions on the Tennessee permit test.There are a total of 30 questions on the Tennessee permit test.

For the TN written test, you must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly, which comes out to a total of 24 questions

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

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

You can get your license in Tennessee when you have had the following supervised driving time: 50 hours, 10 of which must be at night.

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

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

Nighttime Restrictions: 11 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Passenger Restrictions: no more than 1 passenger.

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months with license or 18 years old.

The Passenger Restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months with license or 18 years old.

Learner’s permit holders in Tennessee may not drive from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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.