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When applying for an Illinois driver’s license, you may be required to complete a vision screening, as well as written and driving exams. The IL DMV practice permit test covers the contents of the Illinois Driver's Handbook. It requires you to identify traffic signs, signals and pavement markings, and answer questions about traffic laws, driving and safety rules, vehicle equipment and crash prevention. The Illinois DMV written test consists of 35 questions, 15 of which will address traffic sign identification. To pass the test, you must correctly answer at least 28 questions.
1. When you see this sign, you should:
advance warning sign
move quickly toward the oncoming train.
slow down and look for trains.
look for a train station ahead.
2. Drivers have ________ to report a crash after it occurs.
90 minutes
two hours
30 minutes
3. This sign means:
hairpin corner
Hairpin corner ahead.
Sharp right turn ahead.
Warning: U-turn ahead.
4. What is the penalty for being convicted of illegally passing a stopped school bus?
30-day suspension of driving privileges.
$100 fine and 7-day suspension of driving privileges.
Your driver’s license or vehicle registration will be suspended for three months.
5. When you see this sign you should:
merging traffic sign
merge left.
turn right.
watch for traffic to the right.
6. This road sign means:
no u turn sign
Drivers cannot make a complete turn to go in the opposite direction.
Left turns are not allowed where this sign is displayed.
Vehicles turning left must make a U-turn.
7. This is:
side road sign
a side road sign.
a right curve sign.
a merging traffic sign.
8. All drivers and passengers ages 8 and older must wear safety belts ______ the vehicle is equipped with air bags.
even if
only if
9. What does the flashing signal in the picture indicate?
dont walk flashing
Pedestrians should start crossing the street.
Pedestrians should finish crossing the street if started.
The same thing as a stop sign.
10. This road sign means the road you're driving on:
double curve sign
turns to the right and then the left
turns only to the left
turns sharply to the left and then right
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IL DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 35
Correct answers to pass:28
Passing score:80%
Signs questions:15
Minimum age to apply: 15
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