California Permit Test No. 1 - Passing score: 83%
The passing score in California is 83 percent. It means you should answer at least 30 out of 36 questions correctly to pass both this practice test and the real DMV test.
The safest tactic, however, is to aim for a full score on each DMV practice test.
Take as many tests as you need to feel comfortable with all answers. Learn by your mistakes. If needed, use the DMV Driver Handbook and read up on the facts.
The more practice tests you take, the more you cover of the California Driver Handbook and the easier the real test will be.
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?
Found an Error?
Even if all test questions and answers are carefully reviewed and verified against the California Driver Handbook and State laws, there is always a risk of errors in a test when rules change. Let us know if you find something we have missed in our practice tests and we will correct it! (The link below opens in a new tab or window!)