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2018 California DMV Test & Permit Practice – FREE2018 California DMV Test & Permit Practice – FREE
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Practice Permit Test & Driver License Test

The best way to study for your permit or full driver license test is to use both the Driver Handbook and these permit practice tests!

Make sure you get the latest version of the handbook and read it. Pay special attention to rules and laws that are specific for California.

Use the practice tests to verify if you are ready or not. Take enough sample tests at Driver’s Prep to make sure you can reach a perfect score of 100%.

Student taking practice tests

Each permit practice test has 36 random questions based on the handbook and real questions from California DMV ( After every question on the test, you get instant feedback with a detailed explanation.

The passing score on the real DMV examination is 83 percent. On a test with 36 questions, this means you can only miss 6 questions.

The number of questions on the real California knowledge test depends on your age and what test you take (see details below). If you are under 18 years, the test has 46 questions.

Read more about studying for your exam: How to Ace the DMV test.

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Who Must Take the California Written Knowledge Test

You must always take a knowledge test, vision test, and road test when you apply for an original California driver license or upgrade to a different class of driver license.

If you have a license from another state, DMV will usually waive both the knowledge test and the road test.

After a license revocation, you must apply for a new license and re-take all necessary tests.


How Many Questions Are on the California DMV Test?

If you are less than 18 years, but at least 15 years and six months, and applying for a provisional permit, you need to take the written test on traffic laws and traffic signs. There are 46 questions on this test. To pass, you must correctly answer 38 questions. If you fail, you must wait one week before taking it again. You have three chances to pass the test.

If you are over 18 years and apply for an original driver license, the test covering traffic laws and road signs consists of 36 questions. If you pass, you will be issued a permit if you have never been licensed before.

Once you have your permit, you must drive with an accompanying adult who is 18 years of age or older and have a valid California license.

A renewal test for adults has 18 questions.

Computerized Tests with Touch Screens

Previously, you got the DMV knowledge test on paper. Today, you take the test on a computer with a touch screen. Instead of marking the correct answer with an “X”, the applicant now just taps the correct answer on a screen.


The new computer version has randomized questions just like on our practice tests, which means that no two tests are the same. The computer tests are available in English and Spanish.

Computer tests speed up the exam process, but it is also a lot easier to misread and make a hasty decision. So, take your time and read everything carefully.

Make an Appointment?

To save time when you are ready for your test, make an appointment online at or call during normal business hours.

Do Not Cheat!

Remember, the use of any testing aids is strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of cell phones, cheat sheets, and the California Driver Handbook. If you use any aid during the written test, you will fail. An action may also be taken by the DMV against your driving privilege or the driving privilege of anyone else who assists you in the examination process.

California DMV Test on YouTube

More driver’s license and permit practice questions with correct answers. Questions and answers you must know for your California driver license or permit examination.

More Practice Tests for Your CA License

Once you start practicing, you will see links to more practice tests!


  1. I would like to know how I can take the oral test

  2. Virginia-Gigi Angeles Turpin August 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I just took my drivers renewal test last August 14,2018 @ ave L6 10 st west in Palmdale/Lancaster I had Roxanne to process my papers to take the written test and Allyssa to take the written test I was so nervous but both employee made feel that it will be ok both of them were so professional they made you at ease ..I thought I will have coronary attack both of them explained to me the computer and written test very well… the line was long coz there are too many who take the test and I understand it….took the written test coz Im not too good in computer Im old …but got 100% in the test and Alyssa made sure that Ihave an extension of my drivers license …both roxane and alyssa are perfect asset in your dept..thank you im waiting for my drivers renewal license..keep up the good work Roxanne and alyssa ..I suggest to the people who is taking the renewal test to study the 2018 booklet and you pass it…thank you..

  3. quwationa 25,26,29 and 30 have nothing to do with the questions

  4. I have an appointment for my license renewal, do I have to stand in those 2 hour lines. If so, whats the deal of making an appointment. I live in CA

  5. in spanish

  6. Is it possible to retake the driving test if my license need to be renew?

  7. Which test I take to renew my license

  8. I already had a Ohio state license but moved to California a month back, so need to apply for California license. Thanks drivers prep . I cleared my written test for California dmv today with just two mistakes. Practice sample tests were really helpful.

  9. I failed DMV written test because half of the questions were not on your practice tests. I think you should update your practice test questions.

    • You failed your test because you didn’t know and/or understand the facts described in the California Driver Handbook. As simple as that.

      Our CA practice questions has more than 1,200 questions. With 8 completed practice tests, you covered less than 15 percent of them.

  10. Can someone please recommend a local driving instructor prior to dmv driving test in Palo Alto, ca.?

    Thank You

  11. I wish you would post what the correct answers are. You don’t learn this way

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