Arizona MVD Teen Driver Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Questions Are on the Test?

The instruction permit test consists of 30 multiple choice questions.  

How Many Questions Do You Have to Get Right?

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

What Do You Need to Apply for Your Instruction Permit?

In order to apply for your permit, the State of Arizona requires that you provide the following documents:

What Happens if you Fail the Test?

When you submit your application for your permit, you have 12 months or three attempts to successfully complete the written test. If you fail the test within 12 months 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 12 months to retake it, then the application will be closed and you’ll have to reapply and repeat the process from the beginning.In general, obtaining an instruction permit is not a difficult process. Students who have studied the Arizona 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 instruction permit test are found in the Arizona Driver’s Handbook, which is also available for free download from the Arizona DOT 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 Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is 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.