South Dakota Drivers Licence Learning Permit Written Knowledge Test Practice

South Dakota Drivers Licence Learning Permit Written test Knowledge Test Practice Test Official Drivers Manual Handbook pdf

In this article, we cover the essential details about the Knowledge Test / Written test that is required to be completed by all eligible persons applying for a Drivers Licence or Permit in the state of South Dakota

The authority conducting the required assessments and issuing the driving license is the Department of Public Safety (driver licensing) and Department of Revenue (vehicle registration and titles) (Driver licensing is handled by the Department of Public Safety, while the Department of Revenue handles vehicle license plates, registrations and title))

Licensing Authority

South Dakota Department of Public Safety

Is ‘Hardship Licence’ available for eligible minors in this state ?

No

Minimum age for learner’s permit

14 years

Minimum Age for Restricted Licence

14 years, 3 months

Minimum Age for Full Unrestricted Licence

16 years

Validity period of the full (unrestricted) license

5 years from the date of issue. Refer to the official manual for any exceptions where the validity period may be shorter.

Notes / Comments

Learner can either take driver training and hold permit for three months or not take the course and hold permit for six months. Under 16 may not drive from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The complete and official details about the procedure to obtain a Learner’s permit and various classes of driving licences South Dakota State are available on the official website. You can also download or fill online the required forms and understand the procedure for scheduling your essential written / knowledge tests.

Link to the official DOT / MOT / DMV website

Click on this link to access the official DOT / MOT / DMV website for the information and documents required for applying for a new Learner’s Permit, Driver’s License or renewal / reissue of current or expired Licences. South Dakota

2020 South Dakota State Drivers Manual

The questions in the South Dakota state Drivers Knowledge Test / Written test are derived from the official drivers manual. You should be thoroughly familiar with various aspects including highway signs, traffic signals and pavement markings, vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs and markers, rules about parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability (DUI rules) as applicable in the state.

You can download a soft copy (PDF) of the manual from this link : South Dakota State Driver’s Manual Download Link (PDF)

2020 South Dakota State Drivers Written Test / Knowledge Test

Before being permitted to drive / learn driving in a motor vehicle, one of the first steps is to clear a written / knowledge test that assesses your theoretical knowledge of the driving rules in the state. The test may be conducted in a Paper / Pen or a Computer based Testing mode. (A normal computer terminal or a touch screen device.)

Knowledge Test: You will be required to pass a test covering the rules of the road and safe driving practices. The knowledge test consists of 25 multiple choice questions.

Total number of questions in the 2020 Knowledge test

25 Objective Type Questions

Minimum number of questions to be answered correctly to pass

20 Questions

Minimum number of questions to be answered correctly to pass the DMV / MOT / DOT Knowledge Test (in terms of % of total questions)

80% of the questions have to be answered correctly in total

Maximum Errors allowed in the Written / Knowledge test

Up to 5 errors in total

Negative Marking

There is no negative marking in the Drivers Permit / License Written or Knowledge Test 2020.

Retaking the DMV / MOT / DOT Licence or Permit Written or Knowledge Test

Refer to the Driver’s Manual for details on the re-test procedure if you do not clear the Knowledge test in the first attempt. In general, you are allowed to retake the test with a reasonable time gap between each attempt.

You may have to pay the full testing fees for every attempt. In some cases, a longer time period may be required after a series of unsuccessful attempts, to ensure that the applicant has enough time to practice adequately for the next attempt.

MagicExam Practice tests 2020

Why should you use the MagicExam Practice tests to prepare for the South Dakota DMV / MOT / DOT 2020 Knowledge Written test ?

Less then 50% of the first time test takers clear the Knowledge test. Though all the questions are based on the Driver’s Manual, the document may be a little too extensive, preventing effective preparation.

Our Practice Test Question bank consists of all the important aspects from the manual in an easy to understand and remember Objective Questions format. With our online practice tests, the questions and answer choices are shuffled with every attempt and you can practice each test unlimited number of times till you consistently score higher than the minimum pass percentage.

When you take the real test, you will have already practiced enough questions and you should be able to complete the test within the limited time. Our tests are based on a question bank of more than 700 state-specific questions that cover every topic you’ll be tested on.

By practicing with our mock tests, you save money in retest costs, save time and effort.

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