California Permit Test No. 2 - 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.
Are the DMV Practice Tests Enough?
What is the secret behind passing the California DMV exam? Is it enough to just take the DMV practice tests? How should you study for the knowledge examination?
It is important to remember, that no two people study the exact same way. What works for some, may not work for others. Researchers, however, have shown that there are some general methods that get better results.
Start with the California driver's manual
It is a good idea to start by scanning the booklet and understand what you need to learn. Every chapter and every word in that study guide counts. Questions on your final written knowledge examination are drawn from all parts of the manual.
Be sure to read this article where Joni Stark shares some of her California DMV best study tips.
Mastering all the state rules and safe driving techniques don't happen overnight - so give yourself time to absorb all the new information.
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!)