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California Permit Test No. 1

California Permit Test No. 1 - Passing score: 83%

The passing score in California is 83%. It means you should answer at least 30 out of 36 questions correctly to pass this practice test. The safest tactic, however, is to aim for a full score. Take as many tests as you need to feel comfortable with all answers. Learn by your mistakes. If needed, use the Driver Manual and read up on the facts.



Motivation and Endurance

Motivation and endurance for your DMV test

Motivation is one of the most important pieces that will help you succeed on the California knowledge examination.

Endurance is another. Driver's Prep suggests that you take just a few practice tests each day, then return to them the next day. Give the brain time to digest all information from the California manual. Focus on high-quality practice, instead of just quantity.

A Driver's License is a step toward independence. Many times it is easier to land a good job, if you have a License. Do well on the test, and you will also be a better driver.


Is it the Same Questions on the Real DMV Test?

Is it the same questions on the real California permit test

Is this the real test? This is probably the most common question we get on this website and on our YouTube channel. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Bear with us and let us explain!

Driver's Prep has been in this business since 2007, longer than any other website offering free permit practice tests. Relatively early, we discovered that many of our users tried to just memorize answers. There was no true understanding or true learning. They simply wanted to see the real test and wanted to just remember questions and answers. Which didn't really help them on the real exam.

On the real exam, questions are randomly drawn from a large pool of questions. There are many variations on wordings and choices. Without true understanding it is easy to trick yourself into picking the wrong answers.

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DMV Questions about Driving in Rain

Learn more about safe driving in rain with DMV question examples.

Driving in rain contributes to more than a million road accidents every year. Study our tips about driving safely in rain very carefully. You are very likely to see one or two questions about driving in poor weather on your permit test.

Our tips will also help to keep you safe on the road, once you've got your permit or unrestricted driver's license.

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What You Must Know for Your California DMV Written Test

While many of the details in the California driver's manual can seem irrelevant or insignificant for your driving skills, they are all important for your CA DMV exam.

Examination questions on the driving tests deal with speed limits (checking the speed limit in school zones is a good idea) in California, proper parking distance to intersections and fire hydrants, use of headlights, and the length of a license suspension after certain convictions. Sometimes, you can figure out many of these numbers by trying to think like California lawmakers. The most straightforward strategy is to simply learn them from the handbook and take some additional practice tests.

But all numbers are not equally important. Braking distances and number of fatal accidents caused by alcohol differ. It is enough to have a rough idea about the number. This article can give you some extra insight: Are Numbers Important for the DMV Test?


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Found an error on the permit practice tests?

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