Oklahoma Permit Study Guide

Taking the DPS permit test in Oklahoma is simple if you know how to prepare.  Using this study guide, and taking the permit practice test will help make the process easy.

Potential drivers in Oklahoma should be prepared before taking the driver's permit test. The best way to be prepared is to study the Oklahoma Driver's Manual, which you can find here. 

Permit Test Structure

The content of the test will center on Oklahoma traffic laws, safe driving practices and the consequences for driving while impaired by alcohol.  Everything you will need to know can be found in the drivers manual.

Plan on seeing approximately 25 questions presented in a multiple choice format, with four answer choices to choose from.  You must correctly answer 80 percent in order to pass.

Chapters and Sections to Study

Although you can find useful information throughout the entirety of the Oklahoma drivers manual that will help you with your upcoming permit test, there are a few chapters and sections that are more helpful to study than others.

For example, Section 1 is primarily administratively oriented, and does not specifically deal with the driving laws and situations that you will find on the test.  An exception to this in Section 1 is Chapter 4, titled "Driving Safety and Courtesy", and covers the important details about driving safely, how to avoid road rage and what to do if you happen to be involved in a collision.

You should also be familiar with the rules and restrictions of the Graduated Driver License system, as explained on page 1-6.  The chart on page 1-7 also clearly spells out the steps of the program for you to know.

The nuts and bolts of Oklahoma traffic laws are found in Section 2.   Consequently, chapters 5 through 10, should be thoroughly studied. They involve everything from when to yield, speed limits, stopping and following and parking.

Section 3, titled "Driving Safely," includes two chapters that are pertinent for those looking to earn a permit. The two chapters cover sharing the road with other vehicles and basic driving tips.

The final section is titled Violations and Penalties. Pay special attention to Chapter 13, which focuses on the effects of alcohol, drugs and driving, and the laws for Driving under the influence.

Finally it is a good idea to take a Oklahoma permit practice test.  This will help you better understand how the test is designed, and will help prevent you from having to take the test more than once.