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Oregon Permit Test

Oregon Permit Test 2013

If you are applying for an Oregon drivers license or learners permit, you have to prove that you are no stranger to the state driving laws and you do that by taking the 2013 Oregon permit test. The 2013 Oregon DMV test covers such topics as driving safety, road rules and traffic signs and you can take an Oregon permit practice test if you want to see what the real permit test is like. Drivers license applicants who are under 18 years of age are also required to take an additional Oregon Safe Driving Practices Test that is based on the driving techniques learned during the supervised driving stage.

Oregon Permit Test Questions

The Oregon drivers permit test has to be taken by every Oregon learners permit applicant, no matter how old. The permit test has 35 questions and you need to answer at least 28 of them correctly, which makes the passing score for the test 80%. All questions are provided in multiple choice and true or false form, but it does not mean that it will be easy for you to pick out the correct answer. According to statistics, more than fifty percent of all first-time test takers fail the learners permit test and the reason for that is because people don't take the exam seriously and don't study for it.

If you want to get an idea of what the Oregon permit test questions will be like, here is a sample practice permit test question you can try:

“If you are convicted ofa first DUII, how long will your driving privilege be suspended?"

a) 3 months
b) 6 months
c) 12 months
d) 24 months

Just like all other questions on your real Oregon permit test, this sample question comes from the official Oregon drivers handbook. The correct answer to this practice question is provided at the end of the page.

As you can see, this is not the question that allows you to guess the correct answer, you have to know it. Your Oregon drivers permit test will have 35 questions like this, so if you want to pass it the first time, you have to invest some time into learning the rules. The general knowledge of driving rules that you may have won't suffice in this situation.

Studying for the Oregon DMV Permit Test

Thankfully, you shouldn't have any problems locating study materials when preparing for the driver's permit test. You can prepare for the test even without leaving the comfort of your home, all you need is a computer and an Internet connection. The Internet is full of both free and paid study resources, so it is just a matter of choosing the type of lessons that are right for you.

If you choose not to spend money on preparing for the learners permit test, you can get a free copy of the drivers handbook mentioned above. All questions on your DMV permit test come directly from the book, so theoretically, the book is all you need. However, just glancing over the materials provided in the book won't be enough for passing the test, you will need to make sure to read everything very carefully, preferably taking notes. This will help you memorize the materials better, plus you can always refer to your notes when you have a question, instead of having to read the whole drivers license handbook again.

Once done with the drivers handbook, you may want to test yourself with some practice test. The Oregon permit practice test can come from various sources and you may find both free and paid test packages. Although practice permit tests are a big help for anyone who is studying for the drivers permit exam, you should not overestimate their usefulness and use them correctly. Practice tests were created to give you the chance to test yourself and to pinpoint the driving rules you may have omitted while reading the drivers handbook and they should not be used as the only source of information. Remember that we also offer a free Oregon DMV practice test and an Oregon drivers permit practice test with unlimited sample questions.

Those who don't mind spending a few bucks on preparing for the permit test may take an Oregon drivers education class. Drivers ed classes are provided by some high school and commercial driving schools and, though expensive, are a great way to learn the rules of the road. National statistics show that drivers who took a drivers education class are generally less likely to be involved in a traffic accident and insurance companies recognize this fact by granting the drivers ed graduates with insurance discounts.

As you can see, you don't have to spend a fortune on preparing for your DMV permit test and your options are open. Just remember that whatever way you choose to prepare for the knowledge exam, it will only work if you invest time and patience into it. Neither drivers education classes nor drivers manuals will help you if you don't pay attention and study hard.

Taking the Oregon Learners Permit Test

The minimum age for taking the Oregon DMV permit test is 15. The test can be taken at virtually any DMV office and you mind find out if the service is offered at your nearest office by calling it. Although no appointment is required and testing is provided on the first come first serve basis, you have to arrive at least one hour before the closing time in order to allow yourself sufficient time for taking the test. When you arrive at the DMV, please be prepared to do the following:

  • fill in the application for a drivers license
  • provide proof of name
  • provide proof of legal presence
  • provide proof of birth date
  • provide your Social Security Number
  • provide proof of current address
  • pay the testing fee ($5 at the moment)
  • take a vision test
  • take the permit test

If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or legal guardian present at the office at the time of the application. Your parent or legal guardian will need to consent to you getting a drivers permit by signing the application form. According to the Oregon graduated drivers license law, without the signature, no license or permit can be issued to applicants who are under 18 years of age.

The test is provided on a computer terminal with a touch screen, so if you took online practice tests already, the format should be familiar to you. Testing is available in a number of foreign languages and special assistance to hearing impaired is available upon request. Please contact your local DMV office prior to taking the DMV permit test if you require special assistance.

If you fail the Oregon permit test, you will have to wait at least one day before retaking the exam again. If you fail it more than four times, you will be required to wait at least 28 days prior to retaking the test. Th testing fee is collected every time you take the knowledge exam, so it is in your best interest to prepare well and pass the test the first time you take it.

If you pass the test, you are not issued with a learners permit on the spot. According to the DMV policy, in order to avoid identify fraud, all eligible Oregon drivers license and learners permit applicants are issued interim cards on the day of the application. The real drivers license or learners permit is produced at a centralized location and is mailed to the applicant only of the paperwork provided during the application checks out.

When you pass the exam and receive your permit, you have to make sure to observe all Oregon learners permit restrictions. The learners permit does not authorize driving alone and you must have a supervising drivers accompany you whenever you are behind the wheel.

Safe Driving Practices Test

Drivers license applicants under 18 years of age are required to take an additional knowledge test before they can be issued with a drivers license. The exam is called the Safe Driving Practices Test and it covers the materials in the drivers manual and safe driving techniques you were supposed to learn during your supervised driving period. If you are unable to pass the safe driving practice test, you will not be issued with a drivers license. Please note: this test is different from the Oregon permit test that you take before you obtain a learners permit

The correct answer to the sample permit question is c - your driving privilege is suspended for one year.