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Alaska Permit Test

Alaska Permit Test 2013

If you are applying for a drivers permit or driver's license in Alaska, you will be required to take a knowledge exam, which is also known as a learners permit test. The 2013 Alaska permit test covers the state driving rules, safe driving practices and highways signs and you must be proficient in all of these subjects if you want to pass the exam. According to statistics, almost a half of the first time license applicants fail their Alaska permit test, mostly due to the fact that they don't prepare for it. Test yourself with a free 2013 Alaska practice permit test before you go in for the real thing.

Alaska Permit Test Questions

The permit test in Alaska consists of 20 multiple choice questions and you have to answer at least 16 of them correctly in order to pass, so the passing score for the test is 80%. We have to admit that this is a rather low number of questions for a permit test and most other states ask drivers license applicants to answer between 30 and 50 questions. Alaska permit test questions cover such topics as the state driving laws, road signs and safe driving practices and are based on the information provided in the Alaska permit test handbook. The book can be downloaded from the DMV website or you may pick up a printed copy at one of the local offices.

Although the drivers permit test has only 20 questions and the information that needs to be studied is freely available to the public, the number of those who fail the test the first time is surprisingly high. Lack of discipline and overconfidence is a major contributor to these stats. Most of the first time applicants simply fail to treat the learners permit test seriously and don't invest any time into preparation, hoping to get by on general knowledge of driving rules and procedures. As shown by statistics, this fails more times than it works.

Here is an example of a permit test question you may encounter on your real Alaska permit test:

“You can follow an emergency vehicle traveling in response to an emergency not closer than ___ feet.”

A. 100
B. 200
C. 300
D. 400
E. 500

Although you may find the correct answer to this question at the end of the article, we urge you to go ahead and research the drivers manual for this information, you may pick up a lot of other useful info while you searching for the answer.

Now, look at this question and ask yourself a question: am I able to answer 20 questions like this one? And don't count on guessing the right answer, it may work for a few questions, but won't get you through the whole thing. The only way to ensure that you pass your Alaska permit test the first time you take it is to study for it.

Preparing for The Permit Test

There are many sources of information you could use today, but we advise that you always start with the Alaska drivers manual. The book was specifically designed by the Alaska DMV and contains everything you need to know. While other sources may have more information than the book, there is no guarantee that the information provided by those sources is what you need to study for the DMV permit test. So grab yourself a copy of the drivers manual and study it thoroughly.

When you are done with the drivers handbook, you may test yourself with practice permit tests. You may find free practice tests on the Internet or you may choose to purchase a test package from one of the driving schools. Although free practice tests sometimes do a great job, we advise that you invest a few pennies into an Alaska permit practice test that is provided by a commercial driving school. This way you raise your chances of receiving a proper, state-specific practice test, plus some companies offer a refund if you do not pass the learners permit test the first time you take it. We offer an Alaska drivers license practice test and a DMV practice test Alaska sample quiz that are free and you can take sample questions from the test as many times as you wish.

Drivers education classes is another way for you to learn the rules of the road. Although not mandatory, completion of an Alaska drivers ed program will give you a better understanding of the state driving rules, plus educate you on the subject of defensive driving. The downside of drivers education classes is usually their price - you are looking at spending at least a few hundred dollars on the class.

These are just a few ways for you prepare for the test, just something to get you started. If you find that the book and drivers ed is not enough for you, do go ahead and research the web for more study programs and resources, there are plenty of study aids out there.

Taking a Permit Test

The minimum age for applying for an Alaska learners permit and taking a permit test is 14 years. You do not need to make an appointment for the test and can visit any of the DMV permit testing stations during their business hours. Please be prepared to do the following when you arrive at the testing site:

  • provide proof of name
  • provide proof of birth date
  • provide proof of residence
  • provide your Social Security Number
  • fill in the Application for a Drivers License, Learners Permit
  • pay the permit fee
  • take a vision test
  • take the permit test

If you are under 18 years of age, you are subject to the Alaska graduated drivers license program and have to abide to the program rules. One of the rules that are important for you at this stage is that the DMV requires one of your parents or legal guardians to be present on the day of the application and to consent to you receiving an Alaska driver license or a permit. The parent will need to fill in the back of your application form.

If you do not pass the Alaska permit test the first time, you can retest the next business day, however we advise that you wait a little longer and work on the driving rules a little more. Go to the DMV for retesting only once you are positive that you will be able to tackle the test.

When you pass the permit test, you are issued with a learners permit that is valid for two years. Your permit does not grant you full driving privileges and you must observe all permit restrictions until you pass an Alaska drivers test and receive a license.

Sample Permit Questions

The correct answer to the sample question is E. You can follow an emergency vehicle traveling in response to an emergency not closer than 500 feet.