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Free Illinois DMV Practice Test (IL)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Illinois 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024

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This Illinois DMV practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 IL Driver Handbook. The official Illinois DMV written test consists of 35 questions. To pass the test, you’ll need to answer at least 28 of them correctly as the passing score is 80%. This practice test features the same exact ratio. If you’re studying for your IL instruction permit test, in addition to passing the written portion of the driving test you must also pass the vision exam and provide acceptable proof that you’ve signed up for an approved driver education class and that you will start attending it within 30 days. So grab your 2024 Illinois Rules of the Road Manual, take this DMV practice test as many times as you need to, and good luck!



How many questions are on the permit test?

The Illinois permit test consists of 35 questions. You must correctly answer at least 28 questions to pass and achieve a score of 80%.

What are the steps to obtain a permit?

To get your permit, you must be at least 15 years old, enrolled in a state-approved driver’s education course, and provide proof of identity, residency, and written consent from a parent or guardian. After passing the vision and written permit tests, you’ll receive your learner’s permit.

Can I obtain a driver’s license at 18 without a prior permit?

Yes, you can get your driver’s license at 18 without a permit, but you must pass the written and road tests and provide necessary documentation.

What happens after failing the permit test three times?

If you fail the permit test three times, you must wait at least 30 days before trying again. The failed attempts reset after one year from the first failed exam.

Is there a limit to how many times you can fail the permit test?

There’s no set limit on failing the permit test, but after every three failed attempts, a 30-day waiting period is required before retaking it.

How much does the learner’s permit cost?

The fee for a learner’s permit in Illinois is $20, with possible additional fees for other services or retaking written exams.

Can the permit be obtained online?

No, you cannot get an Illinois learner’s permit online. Visit a Driver Services facility in person, provide the required documents, and pass the tests.


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15 y/o

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List of questions (classic view)

  1. In Illinois, the maximum speed limit on interstates, tollways, freeways, and some four-lane highways is ________ except where otherwise posted.
  2. When being approached by an emergency vehicle, you must
  3. You see a sign shaped like a pennant. What does this sign mean?
  4. By law, a driver who causes bodily harm to a child in a school crossing zone is subject to
  5. What does this sign indicate?
  6. Who has the right of way when more than one vehicle arrives at a four-way stop?
  7. When you see a pedestrian crossing an unmarked crosswalk where there are no traffic control signals, you should
  8. You are allowed to pass on a two-lane, two-way roadway
  9. What does this sign indicate?
  10. You may find this warning sign
  11. A driver's left hand and arm are bent at 90 degrees and pointing downward. This driver intends to
  12. You must not make a U-turn on curves and hills unless you can see for at least _________ in all directions.
  13. While you are driving, you may __________ on your cell phone.
  14. When following a truck at night, you should always
  15. You should maintain a following distance of __________ behind a motorcycle.
  16. When you are turning left and there is a bicyclist entering the intersection from the opposite direction, you should
  17. What does this sign indicate?
  18. A conviction for passing a stopped school bus with its lights flashing and arm extended will result in
  19. It is illegal to drive if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is
  20. This sign indicates that you are on a
  21. If you are involved in a crash that causes damage to an unattended vehicle or other property, what should you do?
  22. A traffic signal with a flashing yellow light means that you must
  23. Which of the following statements about pavement markings is FALSE?
  24. If a railroad grade crossing has no warning devices or only a crossbuck sign, you should
  25. This sign indicates
  26. You are allowed to drive on the left side of a multilane highway when you are
  27. This sign is displayed on
  28. If a driver behind you repeatedly flashes his or her headlights, you should
  29. When exiting your parked vehicle on the traffic side, it is recommended to open the vehicle door with your right hand to
  30. You often see this sign when
  31. If you skid while hydroplaning, you should
  32. If you suddenly have no control of the steering wheel, you should
  33. In Illinois, every child passenger under the age of ____ must be secured in an appropriate child restraint system.
  34. This route marker sign indicates
  35. If you accidentally pass your exit on an expressway, you must
  36. As you approach a curve, it is safer to
  37. At night or in poor visibility, loads extending four feet or more to the rear of a vehicle must have a red light that is visible for
  38. When you are driving at 20 mph on a highway, you should drive
  39. A driver must yield in all of the following situations except
  40. Passing another vehicle is allowed