Alabama DPS Teen Driver Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Questions Are on the Test?

The learner’s permit test consists of 20 multiple choice questions.  

How Many Questions Do You Have to Get Right?

A passing grade on the examination is 70%, or fourteen out of twenty questions. 

What Do You Need to Apply for Your Learner’s Permit?

In order to apply for your permit, the State of Alabama requires that you provide the following documents. 15 year old applications must present:

What Happens if you Fail the Test?

When you submit your application for your permit, you have ninety days or three attempts to successfully complete the written test. If you fail the test within ninety days you are allowed to retake it two more times, though usually you have to wait one day between attempts and you may be charged a reexamination fee each time. If you fail the test three times or wait longer than ninety days to retake it, then the application will be closed and you’ll have to repeat the process from the beginning.In general, obtaining a learner’s permit is not a difficult process. Students who have studied the Alabama Driver’s Handbook in its entirety rarely have any problem passing the test, and for extra assurance an excellent idea is take one or more of the free practice tests that are available online.  

What Kinds of Questions Are on the Test?

All of the questions that appear on the learner’s permit test are found in the Alabama Driver’s Handbook, which is also available for free download from the Alabama DPS website. The answers to these questions are also found in the handbook, so reading this book cover to cover is your best bet to ensure you achieve a passing score.There are two categories of questions found on the test. The first essentially deals with the “rules of the road”, and covers a wide range of information to include:

Where and How is the Test Administered?

The written examination can be taken at any of your local driver’s license offices. The Alabama Department of Public Safety (DPS) is now in charge of issuing driver’s licenses and a list of all DL offices statewide can be found on their website. Once you’ve found a suitable office, completed an application and paid your fees, the test will be administered electronically on the computer and the results will be processed immediately upon completion.