FREE California DMV Written Test Simulator 2018 | CA

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California DMV Driver's License.
California residents 15 ½ or older may apply for their driver’s permit to begin learning how to drive. In order to get your learner’s permit, you’ll need to take the California DMV written test, which will have 46 questions and you’ll be required to answer 38 correctly to pass. To get a permit, you’ll pay a $33 fee and must take a standard vision test at your local DMV, in addition to the written knowledge test. Those under 17 ½ will also be required to provide proof they are enrolled or have completed a driver’s education program. The DMV written test will be based on the information provided in the 2018 California Driver Handbook and will be multiple-choice and offered on a touchscreen computer. The fee for your written exam is good for 12 months and covers the cost of taking the test up to three times if need be. Use this DMV practice test to make sure you pass the first time!
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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.
7 mistakes allowed to pass
Passing score required at the CA DMV: 83%
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California DMV Permit Test Fact Sheet

How many questions:46
How many correct answers to pass:38
Passing score:83%
Minimum age to apply for Class C Instruction Permit15 ½

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List of questions (classic view)

When you approach a roundabout, you must enter to the _______ of the central island.
What does this sign mean?
When you turn off a high-speed, two-lane roadway, _______ if you have traffic following you.
If you are having vehicle trouble and you need to stop, what is the first thing you should do?
Blind pedestrians may carry _________canes or use guide dogs.
When you park and leave your vehicle on a highway or street, you should NOT
Which of these signs indicates a hospital ahead?
All regulatory devices on the road tell you
It is unsafe for you to pass when
_________ are the most likely places for car and motorcycle collisions to occur.
What does this sign indicate?
If you are approaching a stop sign, you must
What is the first rule of a safe and legal turn?
A yield sign indicates that a driver must slow down and be prepared to _________ if a vehicle or pedestrian with the right-of-way is approaching from another direction.
Before backing up your vehicle, you should look to the front, sides, and rear, and continue to look _________ while backing.
The speed limit for a blind intersection is
You must use your high-beam headlights in all of the following situations, except
Before reaching the crest of a hill or entering a curve, you must _________, and watch for oncoming vehicles.
If a tire suddenly goes flat while driving, you must
High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes are reserved for
A center lane between lanes of traffic traveling in opposite directions may be designated for
If you plan to turn beyond an intersection, you must
A vehicle's stopping distance is equal to
What should you do if another driver tailgates your vehicle?
What does this sign mean?
When should you switch on your high-beam headlights?
When turning left from a multiple lane one-way road onto another one-way road, start your turn from
Which of the following statements about passing other vehicles are true?
Which of the following statements is NOT true regarding the use of headlights?
Following too closely behind another vehicle is called
A single solid white line across a road at an intersection means that you must
When you turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street, you should turn into
Large electronic flashing arrow panels may be used in work zones day and night to
At an intersection, you should yield to another vehicle
The wide white line painted across a traffic lane before an intersection is known as a
What does this sign mean?
What should you do if you are overtaking a bicycle and an oncoming vehicle is approaching at the same time?
If a car approaches you with its high-beam headlights on, you must __________ to keep yourself from being temporarily blinded.
Lanes of traffic going in opposite directions are divided by
On a highway with three or more lanes going in one direction, vehicles passing others or turning left should use
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