Connecticut License & Permit Practice Tests
Each DMV practice test has 25 random questions based on the Connecticut Driver’s Manual and real DMV tests. After each question, you will see the correct answer together with an explanation based on the information in the manual.
Before you start the practice tests, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the content of the Driver’s Manual. Make sure you get the latest version from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Read it at least once.
The passing score on the knowledge test is 80 percent, which means you must answer at least 20 questions correctly to pass the exam.
When practicing, it’s a good idea to aim higher. We recommend that you keep practicing until you can reach a score of at least 92 percent. Make sure you truly understand the correct answers.
Who Must Take the Connecticut Knowledge Test?
In general, you need to take the written DMV test:
» When you are a first time Connecticut applicant:
…and have never been licensed.
» When you have been licensed in this or another state:
…but your driver’s license has expired longer than two years.
» When you are 16 or 17 years old with a valid license from another state:
…the written knowledge test is waived, but you must complete the 8-hour Safe Driving Practices class and the 2-hour parent/legal guardian training.
» When you are a new U.S. resident with an out-of-country license:
…and wish to convert to a Connecticut driver’s license. The test is normally waived if you have a valid license from Canada, Germany or France.
» When you are a foreign traveler on a visitor’s visa and with an out-of-country license:
…and have stayed in this state for one year. The test is normally waived if you have a valid license from Canada, Germany or France.
How Many Questions are there on the Connecticut Written Test?
The Connecticut DMV test has 25 questions. You can miss only 5 questions (a passing score of 80%). You must always pass a knowledge test before you can get your first learner’s permit.
The written test will measure your knowledge of signs, signals, driving laws and safe driving techniques. Connecticut has specific laws, such as speeding, driving too fast for conditions, reckless driving, driving under the influence, and others that aim to protect all people on the road whether vehicle drivers, passengers or pedestrians. The knowledge test focuses on these laws. Make sure you know and fully understand them.
Remember, all questions are based on the information in Connecticut Driver’s Manual. Skipping the manual is not a good idea.
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Other Things You Should Know about the Test
Knowledge tests are offered on an appointment basis, even if some offices offer tests on walk-in basis. We recommend that you schedule your knowledge test online. https://www.dmvteen.ct.gov/dmv/do-it-online
Double check that you have all necessary documents. Log at least 5 practice tests with a 92% score before you attempt the real exam.
If you fail, you will be required to reschedule online and must repay the exam fee. You can make your new appointment immediately, but must wait at least 7 days before you can take the test again.
After you successfully pass the knowledge test, you will be able to schedule an appointment for the road test.
Knowledge tests for a learner’s permit are given in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Cambodian, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somalian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
Please note that not all offices offer tests in all languages. Only English and Spanish are offered at all locations.
Read more: About the Test
DMV Practice Questions on YouTube
Study videos on YouTube offers some of the questions for a quick recap when you are on the go.