FREE DMV Practice Test for California Permit 2018 | CA

CA DMV driver's licenseThis California DMV practice test has just been updated for January 2018 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the 2018 official CA Driver Handbook. Prepare for the DMV permit test and driver’s license exam using real questions that are very similar (often identical!) to the DMV test. Each practice test question comes with a hint and explanation to help you remember the concepts. The written portion of the official DMV test will also cover information from the Driver Handbook and ask questions regarding rules of the road, traffic signs, and driving laws. You must answer 38 out of 46 questions correctly (or 30 out of 36 if you are over 18), to achieve the required 83% passing score. Use this DMV practice test as a helpful study aid towards getting your CA instruction permit or driver’s license. The DMV exam is offered in multiple languages, but to guarantee you have enough time to complete it, you may not start the test after 4:30 pm. The state has strict requirements for issuing instruction permits for minors; they can be found in the California Driver Handbook. The use of any kind of testing aid during the test will mean an automatic failure of the test, and the DMV may take additional sanctioning actions against your driving privilege, so please do not cheat.

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In California, the number of knowledge test 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:46
How many correct answers to pass:38
Passing score:83%

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List of questions (classic view)

Which of the following signs represents two-way traffic?
This sign warns you about
The broken white lines on the pavement mean that
What type of sign is this?
What does this sign mean?
What does this regulatory sign mean?
This sign represents
This warning sign represents
What does this warning sign mean?
When you approach an intersection with a through road but without stop signs or yield signs, you must
A driver who is a minor receives a phone call on his or her cell phone. He or she should
At an unmarked crosswalk, you must
A child under 8 years old __________ when all the rear seats are already occupied by children under 7 years old.
A traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow means that you should
If a bicycle on your right reaches an intersection at the same time as you do, you should
In a roundabout, you must drive in
When two vehicles meet on a steep mountain road where neither can pass, which vehicle has the right-of-way?
On a two-lane undivided highway, the maximum speed limit for vehicles towing trailers is
When you see livestock near the roadway, you should
Two sets of solid double yellow lines spaced two or more feet apart indicate
Special "turnout" areas marked on a two-lane road
You can make a left turn on a red light
A ___ painted curb is designated for disabled persons who display their placards.
Use __________ steering when correcting a skid.
To avoid tailgating, one should follow the
While driving in fog, you should use your
If you are having vehicle trouble and you need to stop, what is the first thing you should do?
If you are in an intersection and you hear the siren of an emergency vehicle, you should
A(n) __________ sign on a truck means that the truck's load is potentially dangerous.
If your vehicle starts to hydroplane, you should
Locked wheel skids are usually caused by
If your parked car rolls away and hits another vehicle, you should
A driver who is involved in a collision should report it to the DMV within
If you litter on the roadside, you are subject to a fine of
You must use your headlights __________ after sunset.
What is the first thing you should do during an enforcement stop?
A driver under the age of 21
A driver in front of you is signaling with his or her hand and arm pointing upward. This driver wants to
To pass another vehicle,
When you want to enter a freeway, you should