D.C. Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode has 25 random questions based on the handbook and real D.C. DMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study? Well, your first step is to get the latest version of the District of Columbia Driver’s Manual. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in District of Columbia is 75 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 19 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent with ease.
District of Columbia Knowledge Exam
Who Must Take the Test?
All new drivers are required to pass the knowledge test.
Foreign Nationals with a valid out-of-country or out-of-state driver license will also be required to take and pass the knowledge examination.
If your DC driver license has been expired for more than 90 days, you will be required to take and pass the knowledge examination. If your license has been expired for more than 180 days, you will also be required to take and pass the road test.
If your driver license has been revoked, you must pass the knowledge test before your license can be reinstated.
District of Columbia Knowledge Test
The driver knowledge examination tests your knowledge of traffic laws, road signs, and driving safety rules. It will show whether you are prepared to operate a vehicle in accordance with DC law.
You must be able to read and explain all highway signs! The knowledge test consists of several local and highway signs and the DMV examiner will check to see if attention to the signs is paid during the driving test.
The driver license knowledge examination can be taken at any DMV service center. The exam is offered on a walk-in basis. It is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean and Vietnamese.
Audio assisted tests are also available for those who need assistance with reading.
Number of Questions
The official examination is offered on a computer and consists of 25 questions. The passing score consist of at least 20 correct answers (80%).
If you are between the ages of 16 – 20 years old, the test will consist of 30 questions and you must correctly answer 24 questions (80%).
All questions are based on the information in the driving manual.
If you fail the official knowledge test, you will not be allowed to re-test until 72 hours after the fail test.If you fail your knowledge test six (6) consecutive times, you will not be allowed to retest until one year from the first failed test date. There will be a fee charged each time you take the knowledge test.