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There is no such thing as being overly prepared for the Iowa DMV permit test.  Seriously, there isn't.  You are either prepared or you're not, there is no third option, and the only way to make sure that you are prepared is to cover as many different permit questions and answers as you can. Taking a single DMV practice test is usually not enough, even if you do well - who's to guarantee that you will get the same questions when you show up at the DOT doorstep? 

When we interview students who go into the DMV office unprepared, we hear a few common excuses they use to justify their lack of preparation.  Number one - I've got enough on my plate right now and I did not have time to study.  Number two - most of the Iowa permit test questions are common knowledge.   Number three - there was just too much information in the drivers manual, so I have decided not to study at all.   These are nothing but excuses and we can show you a few simple tricks that will help you fight them.  In fact, this free Iowa DOT practice test was designed to address all three of them simultaneously, here is how it works!

The "lack of free time" excuse.  This is actually a very good one, since it strikes the right note with most of us.  Our lives are getting more and more fast paced with every year and it is hard to find the time and motivation to study for the learners permit test after a long day at school, especially if you think that studying for the drivers permit test takes long hours in front of the computer.  We are here to tell you that it doesn't!  You do not have to put your life on hold just to prepare for the DMV permit test!  This free Iowa DMV practice permit test was designed to be taken in five minutes or less, which means that you do not have to do any dedicated study sessions and think about fitting them into your already busy schedule!  Take the DMV practice test whenever you have a moment to spare - on the bus to school, as you're cooling down after your soccer practice, even when you're sitting on the couch on that lazy Sunday afternoon - just pick up your iPhone, log into the site and complete the practice test once!  This may not seem like much, but very soon these express study sessions will add up to quite a result, the key is to start early and to do practice tests frequently!

Now, a word to those who believe that the Iowa driving permit test is about "common knowledge".  Trust us, it is not.  While you will definitely be able to answer some of the permit test questions without studying the book, don't count on passing the entire exam this way.  The permit test contains more than a few questions that go beyond what's usually considered to be common knowledge, as you will see from this 2017 Iowa DMV practice test, and you must study if you want to pass!

Started reading the book and then couldn't go on because it just seemed like too much?  It may seem that way, especially if you did not have much exposure to Iowa traffic rules and road signs before.  The secret is to break these rules into smaller, manageable pieces and concentrate on nailing each one of them separately, instead of trying to grasp the entire wealth of traffic knowledge all at once!  This is the reason why our online Iowa DOT permit practice tests have only 20 multiple choice questions in them, so you can focus on something achievable, instead of spreading yourself thin!  Don't worry about the number of questions at this point - we do have more extensive practice quizzes waiting for you, but for now, just concentrate on this first step!

Good luck at your local DMV office and don't forget to share this free Iowa DMV practice test 2017 with friends who may be taking the exam soon!