How to Prepare for the Iowa Driver’s Written Test

You will not be able to get your license unless you pass the road test, and you can’t even take the road test until you’ve passed your written test and received your permit. Of course, when people hear that they need to pass a written test, it can cause some trepidation. Many feel that they can drive well, but they worry about the written test because they’ve had trouble with tests in the past. The Iowa driver’s written test isn’t difficult when you take the time to prepare though. The state wants to make sure you know the rules of the road, and a written test is the perfect way to do that. By following the advice posted here, you can increase your chance of passing the test on your first try.

The driver’s manual

The first thing you need to do is to get a copy of the Iowa Driver’s Manual, as it contains all of the information you need. The manual has information about the road signs, safety on the road, parking laws, and traffic laws. In fact, all of the questions on the written exam actually come right from the manual. Knowing the manual will help immensely when it comes to passing the test. There’s a lot of information, but when you use the manual with the rest of the tips here, it will be easy to pass your test.

One of the benefits of having the manual in PDF form rather than the hard copy is that you can put it on all of your different devices, so you always have access to it. You can keep it on your computer, your phone, e-reader, and your tablet.

Online tests

Reading and studying the manual is the first part of your preparation. Next, you need to incorporate online tests for the written test in Iowa. These written tests will help you understand how much you know and how much work you still have to do before you can pass the real test. DMV Written Test has several tests on their site that you can take. The tests have 35 multiple choice questions, and you need to get at least 28 of them correct to pass the test. Keep studying and practicing until you are confident that you can pass the test.

Get an app

In addition, it is a good idea to put some of your other technology into play. You can find a number of apps specifically designed to help you increase your knowledge in preparation for the test. In fact, the Iowa Department of Transportation has an app available. You could also choose Drivers Ed app.

A final tip

One of the mistakes that people tend to make when they are taking their test is rushing. Take your time and read all of the questions and answers. If you have put in enough time studying and taking practice tests online, the right answers will pop out and you will find the test easy.


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