Texas issues a learners permit for driving to those who complete a Texas drivers ed course and pass a permit written test. Those seeking to get a license generally take this test and get a permit first before they can move to a full Texas driver’s license by passing a hands-on driving test. Applicants for a Texas driver’s permit should use state resources of the Texas DPS to prepare and practice for the test. They should also supplement the study of official DPS resources by finding and taking third-party Texas permit practice tests.
A smart test taker will always thoroughly review the applicable Texas driving manual to prepare for the learners permit test. The Texas drivers handbook that you study depends on which kind of permit you are seeking to get. Texas has driver handbooks for regular vehicles, commercial vehicles and motorcycles.
To find the right manual for your particular permit test, you need to go to txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/. On that page, scroll over “New Licenses and ID Cards.” You will then see a link for each of the three Texas driving manuals. Access your manual there.
Study and look through your Texas manual for the knowledge necessary to pass your permit test and any practice tests and questions. Once you feel you have a good grasp of the relevant Texas traffic laws and rules, then you should continue to prepare by using other Texas permit practice tests.
Go to the home page of DMVPracticeTests.com and click on Texas on the map. On this site, you can take a free 20-question Texas permit practice test. The Class C permit test is for regular permits and licenses (normal cars instead of motorcycles or commercial trucks or buses).
A Texas drivers ed course is also a common requirement for a driver’s license. Naturally, you can take plenty of Texas permit practice tests through these courses. Refer to the class materials or ask your instructor about practice tests. You can also check online at virtualdriveoftexas.com/.
Visit the “Practice Tests in Texas” page of DMV.org at dmv.org/tx-texas/practice-tests/. This site has a limited number of free practice permit test questions. You can practice with 7 questions for each main type of Texas learners permit and license. For about $10 or $15, you can also practice with a test of up to 100 questions.
Warning: When using any third-party practice permit test, be careful and double check with the Texas DPS driver’s handbook. Some information from third parties may be obsolete or simply incorrect. Generally speaking, the best way for most people to get a Texas learners permit is classroom and hands-on instruction through a DPS-approved drivers education course.
Texas Department of Public Safety: Your Texas Driver License