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500+ District of Columbia DMV Test Questions

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Unique and real District of Columbia questions

Our District of Columbia DMV practice tests have 500+ unique driver's license and permit questions and answers. Questions on the DC DMV practice tests are based on the latest driving manual from District of Columbia DMV. They cover all areas of the official DC DMV test, including District of Columbia laws, rules of the road, and road signs.

With the license and permit practice tests at Driver's Prep, you will get instant feedback and explanations. When you take the real the real District of Columbia DMV test, it will feel like you have already seen all questions.

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Practice permit tests 100% FREE! Do not settle for costly DMV cheat sheets or official permit practice tests with just a few questions. Our DMV practice tests are based on more than 500+ free driver test questions and answers for District of Columbia. All the DMV questions you need to prepare. Guaranteed. Oh... and when we say free, we really mean FREE!

Higher Failure Rate in D.C.

District of Columbia DMV Tests

Nearly 2 out of 3 Fail the D.C. DMV Test

District of Columbia has some of the highest failure rates on their written knowledge test. Among people applying for traditional driver's licenses, the failure rate is 58%. Among illegal immigrants seeking driver's licenses pass only one out of 5 pass (80% failure rate).

Be Sure to Prepare Well

Failing can be a time-consuming and expensive problem. But there are some simple steps you can take to avoid failure and give yourself an edge over DMV. Think through scenarios, rather than memorizing statistics or facts. Take as many practice tests as you can.

Large pool of questions

Just like DMV, has a large pool of questions. This pool helps covering all of the important items in the Driver Manual. On the exam, it will feel like you have seen all the questions before.

When to Take the DMV Test

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In general, you need to take the written DMV test:

 » When you apply for a District of Columbia driver's license or permit:
 ...and have never been licensed in District of Columbia or any state in United States before.

 » When renewing your District of Columbia driver's license:
 ...and your driver's license has been expired for 90 days or more.

 » When your District of Columbia driver's license was revoked:
 ...and a reinstatement hearing determines that your license can be reinstated. You must repeat all steps as if you never been licensed before.

 » When you are a new District of Columbia resident with an out-of-state driver's license:
 ...and your driver's license has been expired for 90 days or more.

 » When you are a new District of Columbia resident with an out-of-country driver's license.

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Total passing scores in all States

See a list of passing scores on the DMV test here. Where the DMV knowledge test consist of two parts with a separate road sign test, the average passing scores from both parts are used. (Road signs tests usually have a higher passing scores, like Virginia where you must correctly answer all 10 road sign questions.)

States with different passing scores

California has three different tests, depending on your age and if you are a first-time applicant or not. The passing scores vary slightly depending on test.

Higher passing scores does not necessarily mean that the DMV test is more difficult.

How many questions?

The number of questions on the real DMV written test usually vary between 20 and 50, depending on State.

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DMV Test: Back Up Your Car

What you Need to Know at DMV

For your road test, it is important that you know how to back up your car or drive it in reverse. Questions about backing up may also show up on your written DMV test. We tell you what to expect.

The DMV Test, and Then What?

If you still have your DMV written exam ahead you, there are some important points you should remember for the written examination. Afterwards, when you have your learner's permit, make sure that you go through them again and practice driving in reverse until you feel comfortable with it. Do you have a backup camera? Then, learn how to back up both with it and without it.

Quick DMV Answers

Know what to do before you get behind the wheel and put the gear in reverse. Know how to start, how look behind you, and which speed to use. All of those things are very important for your test.

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Free permit practice tests

Driver's Prep ( is a content and resource website that offers free practice tests for driver's education in United States. It provides the most complete online testing for all 50 states, including District of Columbia.

Practice tests online since 2007

Driver's Prep was created in 2007. At the time, there were no websites offering free licenseor permit practice tests to the public in United States.

Driver's Prep was a game changer. For the first time, any applicant for a permit or driver's license could access online tests without signing up with a driving school or driving class, and without paying a fee. Driver's Prep was also unique by not requiring users to create an account.

1.5 million users

Today, Driver's Prep has more than 1.5 million annual users and the database holds more than 50,000 DMV questions. The DMV questions are unique for each State and many are real DMV questions from official DMV knowledge tests.

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