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Vermont Permit Test VT

Vermont Permit Test 2013

Everyone who does not hold a drivers license issued by another state or country and wants to receive a Vermont driver's license, must pass a learners permit test. The 2013 Vermont permit test covers the state road signs, driving laws and defensive driving practices and you must be proficient in all of these areas in order to be able to pass. According to statistics, nearly half of those who take the 2013 Vermont permit test the first time fail it, mostly because they do not study for it. You can take a free Vermont permit practice test to see if you are ready for the real thing.

Permit Test Questions

There are 20 questions on the Vermont DMV permit test and you need to answer at least 16 of them correctly, so the passing score for the test is 80%. You will be provided with four answers for each permit question, only one of the answers is correct. The permit test questions are based on the materials provided in the Vermont permit test book, which can be obtained at one of the Vermont DMV offices or downloaded from the DMV website.

Regardless of facts that drivers license applicants are told what they need to study and are provided with free study materials, failure rates for the Vermont DMV permit test are very high. In most cases, drivers license applicants fail because they don't treat the test seriously and frequently overestimate their knowledge of driving rules. The common belief that you can pass the permit test just by guessing the answers could not be further from the truth, it is highly unlikely that you get a required score by guessing.

Here is a sample permit question you can try to answer, just so you have an idea of what the real permit test is like:

"You may not park within ___ feet of a flashing red or yellow light, stop sign, or traffic light."

A. 10
B. 20
C. 30
D. 40

Although you may find the right answer to this question at the end of the article, we urge you to go ahead and search the drivers license handbook for the right answer, as you may pick up a lot of other useful info while browsing the book.

As you can see from the question above, your chances of guessing the right answer to the sample question are one out of four. If you apply this rule to the whole permit test, the law of probability tells us that your score should be somewhere around 25% if you try to guess every answer to the permit test questions. This score will take you nowhere near passing the DMV test. The only way to pass the permit test is to study, please keep this in mind.

Preparing for The DMV Permit Test

There are many ways one could prepare for the Vermont drivers permit test, but we advise that you always start by reading the drivers license manual first. All permit test questions are based on the information in that book and, theoretically, the book is all you need. However, there is nothing that prevents you from using other books and courses once you are done with the official study guide. We just want to stress the importance of using the official source of information as your primary study resource, as this will guarantee that are actually learning the right stuff.

If you are looking for some extra study materials, you could sign up for a Vermont drivers education course. State-approved drivers ed classes usually have two parts - a classroom section where you learn the driving rules and defensive driving tactics, and the behind the wheel part that teaches you how to apply those skills in a real-life situation. If you are under 18 years of age, you will have to complete a drivers education class as part of the Vermont graduated driver's license program, so why not take the class early?

Finally, we also have the Vermont practice permit test. Although practice tests won't do you much good if you use them as a stand-alone study resource, they can be of great help to those who learned the state-rules and want to test their newly acquired knowledge. Practice permit tests can help you identify the driving laws you may have missed or misunderstood, so you can revisit the handbook and go through problematic chapters again. Keep in mind, the site also offers a free Vermont DMV practice permit test and a Vermont drivers permit practice test with unlimited sample questions!

Taking The Permit Test

The minimum age for receiving a Vermont drivers permit is 15 years and that is the earliest you can take the drivers permit exam. Testing is usually provided on appointment-only basis and walk-ins are only served if the examiner has time for them. You can find the list of testing locations where you can take your Vermont DMV permit test at the end of the article, but you may always call the Central Scheduling at (802) 828-2085 and schedule the test at any preferable testing site.

When you arrive at the DMV testing site, please be prepared to do the following:

  • Provide proof of ID
  • Provide proof of age
  • Provide proof of Vermont residency
  • Provide your Social Security Number
  • Fill in an application for a learners permit
  • Pay the testing fee
  • Take a vision test
  • Take the permit test

If you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or legal guardian to be present at the time of the application. The parent will need to consent to your application and sign the application for a driver's license as your sponsor.

The Vermont permit test is provided in a computerized form and you can read the questions off the screen or listen to the questions through headphones. If you require special assistance during the test, you must inform the DMV of this requirement when you are scheduling the exam. Oral testing is also available.

If you fail your DMV permit test, you cannot retest until the next day, however we advise that you take more time and study the driving rules a little more before you attempt to pass the test again.

Once you pass the permit exam, you are issued with a learner permit that allows you to start practicing driving. The permit does not grant you full driving privileges and you must observe all Vermont permit restrictions until you are issued with a full unrestricted drivers license.

Generally, you cannot take a Vermont drivers test the same day you take a permit test and in most cases, the DMV won't schedule a driving test until you have a valid drivers permit. Drivers under the age of 18 years will need to wait at least 12 months prior to taking a road skills exam.

Sample Permit Test Question

The answer to the sample permit test question is C. You may not park within 30 feet of a flashing red or yellow light, stop sign, or traffic light. You can find this answer in the official driver handbook.

List of Permit Testing Locations

The following locations offer not only the permit testing, you can also be tested for a Vermont drivers license at any of them. You can schedule an appointment either by contacting the office directly or by calling Central Scheduling at (802) 828-2085.

120 Depot St
Monday - Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

100 Main Street
Monday - Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

1193 North Avenue
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

101 State Place
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

120 State Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

100 Mineral St Suite 103
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.