How many questions do I have to get right to pass drivers permit test?

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Check the grid below for your state’s requirements. It will tell you how many questions – or, how high a percentage of questions – you must answer correctly in order to pass your drivers permit test.

Every state requires applicants to take a written test (or, knowledge test, as it’s often called) at some point, whether it’s to obtain a learners permit, a junior or provisional license, or a full drivers license. The results of this test help examiners determine whether or not you have a sufficient knowledge and understanding of driving-related matters like the rules of the road and traffic signs and markers.

In order to make sure you do have that knowledge and understanding – and can prove it to examiners – it’s best to actually prepare for the test. Many states require applicants to complete a driver education or training course, but other ways to get ready for the drivers permit exam include studying your driver handbook and taking a practice test.

Alabama Correctly answer 24 out of 30 questions.
Alaska Correctly answer 16 out of 20 questions.
Arizona Correctly answer 24 out of 30 questions.
Arkansas Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
California Correctly answer 39 out of 46 questions.
Colorado Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
Connecticut Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
Delaware Correctly answer 19 out of 25 questions. (Note that the testing system is computerized and will cut off once you miss 7 questions, no matter at what point you are in the test.)
Florida You can miss no more than 5 questions. Test will have 30-40 questions.
Georgia The written test has 2 parts for a total of 20 questions. You can only miss 5 questions on each part.
Hawaii Correctly answer 80% of the questions on the test.
Idaho Correctly answer 34 out of 40 questions.
Illinois Correctly answer 28 out of 35 questions.
Indiana Correctly answer 6 out of 34 questions. Additionally, there are 16 road sign questions, of which you can only miss 2.
Iowa Correctly answer 28 out of 35 questions.
Kansas Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
Kentucky Correctly answer 24 out of 30 questions. Additionally, there are 10 road sign questions, of which you can only miss 2.
Louisiana Correctly answer 80% of the questions on the test.
Maine Correctly answer 21 out of 25 questions.
Maryland Correctly answer 17 out of 20 questions.
Massachusetts Correctly answer 14 out of 20 questions.
Michigan Correctly answer 40 out of 50 questions.
Minnesota Correctly answer 32 out of 40 questions.
Mississippi Correctly answer 24 out of 30 questions.
Missouri Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
Montana Correctly answer 27 out of 33 questions.
Nebraska Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
Nevada Correctly answer 40 out of 50 questions.
New Hampshire Correctly answer 25 out of 30 questions. NOTE: You can miss four out of the 20 multiple-choice questions and 1 out of the 10 road sign questions.
New Jersey Correctly answer 40 out of 50 questions.
New Mexico You must score 70% on the 25-question test in order to pass.
New York Correctly answer 14 out of 20 questions.
North Carolina Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
North Dakota Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
Ohio There are two parts: You must correctly answer 15 out of the 20 motor vehicle regulations questions, and you must correctly answer 15 out of the 20 road signs questions.
Oklahoma Correctly answer 40 out of 50 questions.
Oregon Correctly answer 28 out of 35 questions.
Pennsylvania Correctly answer 15 out of 18 questions.
Rhode Island Rhode Island recently computerized all testing. Please contact the main Pawtucket office at (401) 462-4368 for details.
South Carolina Correctly answer 24 out of 30 questions.
South Dakota Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
Tennessee Correctly answer 24 out of 30 questions.
Texas Correctly answer 21 out of 30 questions.
Utah Correctly answer 20 out of 25 questions.
Vermont Correctly answer 16 out of 20 questions.
Virginia Two-part knowledge exam: You must correctly answer all 10 of the road sign questions, and 80% of the 25 multiple choice questions.
Washington Correctly answer 21 out of 25 questions.
West Virginia Correctly answer 19 out of 25 questions.
Wisconsin Correctly answer 40 out of 50 questions.
Wyoming Correctly answer 19 out of 25 questions.
Washington DC Correctly answer 15 out of 20 questions.

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