DMV Practice Tests in Texas
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There are various Texas practice tests available to help you prepare for your DPS written exam. Practice tests can help you obtain your learner's permit, driver's license, CDL, and motorcycle license.
Keep reading this page to learn more about Texas DMV practice tests.
Types of Online Practice Tests
To help you pass your Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) written knowledge exam, test your knowledge with a practice test. Questions included in the test are specific to the type of license you are applying for, such as your:
- Texas learner's permit.
- Regular driver's license.
- Also available in Spanish (examen de practica para la licencia).
- Commercial driver's license (CDL).
- Practice tests for specific CDL endorsements are also available.
- Motorcycle license.
Depending on the type of package you pick, your questions will be taken from a pool of 50 or 100 questions.
If you want to concentrate on just traffic signs in Texas, try the free Road Signs practice test.
Other Texas Study Materials
You will need to study the Texas Driver's Manual to pass the TX DPS written exam and practice tests.
If you prefer learning through visual aides and multimedia, try a Driver's Prep Course. The course can be accessed online and uses animations and video to explain Texas traffic rules and safe driving techniques.
Also available are Study Guides that you can print and have with you. Study Guides contain:
- Practice test questions to gauge whether or not you're ready for the TX DPS exam.
- Texas traffic signs and their meanings.
- Instructions on applying for your driver's license.
Types of TX DMV Questions to Expect
Your Texas practice test will consist of questions in a multiple-choice format. Some examples can be found below.
1. How far must your vehicle be from the curb when you parallel park?
a. More than 20 inches.
b. 6 inches to 18 inches.
c. Less than 5 inches.
d. As far as you need to park in the space.
2. To avoid a crash, you should:
a. Drive as close to the vehicle in front of you.
b. Speed to pass slower vehicles.
c. Stay alert and keep your eyes moving so you know what's happening around you.
d. Only drive during off-peak hours.
3. What is the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit when driving in Texas?
b. 0.08% or any amount resulting in the loss of your normal mental or physical abilities.
d. You cannot have any alcohol in your system when driving.
Taking Your TX Written Exam
If you're ready to take your driver's license exam, you'll need to visit your local TX DPS office with various materials, including:
- Proof of your identity.
- Proof of your auto insurance, if applicable.
- Payment for the required fee.
For a complete list of required documents, visit our Applying for a Texas License page.
NOTE: If you've successfully completed Driver's Ed, you will be exempt from taking the written test when you apply for your TX driver's license. However, you may still need to take a practice test to help you pass your driver's education course.
You have 3 chances within 90 days to pass the Texas DPS written exam. If you still don't pass, you'll need to start the application process again, including paying the driver's license fee.