It is not possible to take the test for a learner's permit online, as the actual test is a written paper, as of 2015. Individuals must complete the test at the closest Department of Motor Vehicles location, along with submitting other paperwork, proof of identification and payment for the service.
The learner's permit test varies by state in terms of the number of multiple choice questions and the overall percentage required to pass. Practice tests are available for free online and those planning to sit for the test can use them to prepare for the written exam. It is also necessary to pass a vision screening as part of the test before receiving a learner's permit.