Mississippi DPS Driver’s License Practice Test

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Each test contains questions based on information in the official driver's handbook.

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Pass the written knowledge test for your Mississippi driver’s license the first time! Use this free practice test to help you prepare.

Ready to test your knowledge? Take the Mississippi DMV permit practice test.

Mississippi Permit Test Questions

Use these sample questions in addition to the Mississippi DPS practice test above to study for your driver’s license written exam. These questions are based on information you can find in your official driver’s handbook. 

1. When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be:

  1. Turned towards the street.
  2. Turned away from the street.
  3. Parallel with the street.
  4. Off the pavement.

2. When can you drive in a bike lane?

  1. Always.
  2. Never.
  3. Within 500 feet of a right turn.
  4. Within 200 feet of a right turn.

3. What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights?

  1. You cannot turn against a red arrow.
  2. You cannot turn against a red light.
  3. Red arrows are only for left turns.
  4. You can turn against a red arrow.

4. With a basic Class C driver’s license a person may drive:

  1. A motorcycle.
  2. A commercial vehicle.
  3. A 2-axle vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 lbs. or more.
  4. A 2-axle vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 lbs. or less.

5. You are driving on a dry road, and it begins to rain. You should:

  1. Drive no slower than 25 mph.
  2. Drive no faster than 25 mph.
  3. Speed up before the road gets too slippery.
  4. Slow down because this is typically when the road is most slippery.

Please refer to the section below to find the answers to the sample questions above. 

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MS DPS Written Test Answers

Check your answers below to see how you did. Click through to find an explanation for each topic. Remember to read through your driver’s handbook to gain an understanding of each topic that may show up on the official exam. 

1. When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be: B. Turned away from the street.

2. When can you drive in a bike lane? D. Within 200 feet of a right turn.

3. What is the difference between traffic lights with red arrows and those with solid red lights? A. You cannot turn against a red arrow.

4. With a basic Class C driver’s license a person may drive: D. A 2-axle vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 lbs. or less.

5. You are driving on a dry road, and it begins to rain. You should: D. Slow down because this is typically when the road is most slippery.

Continue studying for your Mississippi knowledge test with more free DMV practice tests and explanations in our DMV written test question and answers section. 

What do I need to know for my permit test in Mississippi?

First things first. Everything you need to know for the Mississippi driver license test can be found in the official driver’s manual.

Here’s what you’ll find in your MS driver’s manual:

  • How to get a driver’s license.
  • Rules of the road.
  • Safe driving practices.
  • Driver responsibility.
  • Traffic laws of Mississippi.
  • Entering and exiting the highway.
  • Use of headlights and driving at night.
  • Intersections and railroad crossings.
  • Speed limits.
  • Road signs and traffic signs.
  • Sharing the road and pedestrian safety.

As you’re preparing for the real DPS test, be sure to read through the driver manual in order to gain an understanding of each topic. 

Check out our Mississippi driver’s handbook study guide for help.

Mississippi DPS Written Test Requirements

There are 30 questions on the written test for your Mississippi driver’s license. To pass it, you will need to answer at least 24 of the 30 questions correctly (80%).

The written test information is from the Mississippi driver’s manual.

After Passing the Written Exam

If you are under 17 years of age, you will be able to obtain a learner’s permit after passing the written test.

If you are at least 17 years old, you can take your driving test and get your full driver’s license after passing the written exam.

Mississippi Driver’s License & Testing FAQs

Check out the FAQs below to find answers to common questions about getting your driver’s license and taking your written test.

What is the minimum age to obtain a learner’s permit in Mississippi?

To be eligible for a student permit you must be at least 15 years of age or at least 14 years of age and enrolled in the driver’s ed.

Keep in mind that receiving a learner’s permit at age 14 will not count toward the total time you are required to keep before you can take the driving test.

To apply for your Mississippi learner’s permit, you’ll need to:

  • Visit your local driver’s license office with your parent of legal guardian.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Provide proof of your age and identity, proofs of domicile, proof of school enrollment, and proof of legal presence (birth certificate, Social Security Card, Certification of School Attendance, etc.).
  • Pass a vision test.
  • Pay the testing and license fee.
  • Pass the MS DPS knowledge test.

For more details, please check out our guide on getting your instruction permit in the Magnolia State!

How long do you have to have a learner’s permit for if you are under 18?

You must have your learner’s permit at least 12 months before you can take the road test and receive your intermediate driver’s license.

How many questions are on the permit test in Mississippi?

There are 30 questions on the driver’s license written test.

How many correct answers do you need to get to pass the test?

You will need 24 correct answers to pass the test (80%).

Is the Mississippi driver’s license test hard?

If you study and prepare, the DPS exam shouldn’t be too difficult.

All of the information and answers you need to know are covered in your driver’s handbook.

You’ll encounter multiple-choice questions, so you’ll be able to evaluate the answers and pick the best one.

None of the questions are designed to trick you, but you will need to know the material.

Spend some time studying the driver manual and taking some free Mississippi practice permit tests to help you prepare!

How old must you be to apply for a Mississippi driver’s license?

You will be eligible for a regular Mississippi driver’s license when you are at least 17 years old.

For more information, check out our guide on how to get a driver’s license in Mississippi.

What are the driving restrictions for a graduated driver’s license (GDL) or a provisional license?

With an intermediate driver’s license, you can drive without supervision between 6 am and 10 pm from Sunday to Thursday, between 6 am and 11:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and at any time if you are driving to and from work or if you are supervised by a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old.