✔ FREE California DMV Practice Test 2017 | CA

To pass the DMV written test in order to get your instruction permit, you need to achieve an 83% passing score by answering 38 questions correctly out of the 46 questions on the test, if you are under 18. If you are over 18, the test will only have 36 questions, but you must answer the same percentage of questions correctly. Questions will be multiple-choice with three possible answers and presented on a touchscreen computer at an automated DMV Touchscreen Terminal (TST) for fast and efficient scoring. If you’re between 15 ½ and 17 ½, you’ll also need to provide proof that you’re enrolled in a driver education class. If you’re over 17 ½, you are not required to take a driving course. Your instruction permit will be $33, and testing is not allowed to start after 4:30 to give you ample time to take your exam before the DMV closes.
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Passing score required at the CA DMV: 85%
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In California, the number of questions is different depending on how old you are:
  • If you are under 18, you will get 46 questions, 38 of which will need to be answered correctly
  • If you are over 18, the written part of the driving test will have 36 questions.
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California DMV Permit Test Fact Sheet

How many questions:36
How many correct answers to pass:31
Passing score:85%

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List of questions (classic view)

Unless it is prohibited, drivers must use the three-point turn to
What does this road sign indicate?
What is the correct hand signal for indicating a right turn?
A _________ indicates the outer edge of the traffic lane, and it may be crossed only by traffic moving to or from the shoulder.
Vehicles approaching a roundabout must
If you are driving on a two-lane road, it is safest to drive your vehicle _______ of your lane.
Which of the following right-of-way rules is not true?
The primary traveling aids for a blind person include
On a two-way roadway with a center lane, drivers from either direction can _________ from the center lane.
The octagonal shape in the figure is
You may not pass another vehicle except
Flag persons are often located on highways and in work zones
What does this flashing arrow panel mean?
With any turning vehicle, the rear wheels follow a _________ than the front wheels.
Car drivers should never be alongside a motorcycle in the same lane even if the lane is wide and the cyclist is riding to one side, because
This hand signal indicates that
What does this sign mean?
If you see two solid yellow lines on your way, it means that
On two-lane highways, you are allowed to pass
If a pedestrian is in a marked or unmarked crosswalk, you must
An __________ is the connection of a freeway to a road or another freeway by a series of ramps.
A two-headed arrow with one head pointing straight ahead and the other pointing to the left means that
If you are parallel parked on the right-hand side of the street, you should _________ before pulling out into traffic.
A triangular orange sign on the back of a slow-moving vehicle indicates that
At an intersection, a steady yellow arrow pointing left indicates to the driver that
If someone is following you too closely, you must
Which of the following statements about the right-of-way is incorrect?
Flashing yellow lights on a school bus require other drivers to
When approaching an intersection to make a right turn, you must stay _________ and make the turn close to the right curb.
While driving, when you see a triangular road sign, you must
Passing on the right is NOT permitted
Which of the following are used as left-edge lines on divided highways?
If a driver extends his or her left arm out horizontally, it indicates that the driver is going to
On two-lane roads where traffic moves in opposite directions, you may pass on the left only when
Do not use your horn
On one-way roads, yellow lines are used as
If you approach an intersection with a steady yellow light, you must
_________ occurs on wet roads when your front tires start to ride on water instead of on the road.
Which of the following statements about passing a vehicle is NOT true?
A double solid yellow line in the center of the road means that