Immigrants Struggling with the Driver Knowledge Test

California DMV ( now releases the test pass rates for the driver knowledge test under AB60. It is discouraging news for all who wants to get their first driver’s license or permit in California. Or, as one test taker puts it: “Everybody fails this test. It is just not fair!

In California, the new driver’s license law known as AB60 went into effect in January, 2015. This law allow undocumented immigrants (non-visa status) to apply for a California driver’s license. An applicant must prove identity and that he or she has been living in California during the last six months.

So far, more than 115,000 applicants has taken the written driver knowledge test. In the coming years, California DMV estimates that more than 1.5-million people will take the test to get their official California driver’s licenses under the new law.

Test Pass Rates for the Driver Knowledge Test

The test pass rate among new tests takers are very discouraging. On the Spanish driver knowledge test only one out of three test takers pass, according to numbers released by On the English test the passing score is 54%. Which means that only one out of two pass their first driver knowledge exam.

In Nevada, which implemented a similar law, it is even worse. The passing score among Spanish speaking test takers is a mere 30 percent (less than one out of three).

Is the Driver Knowledge Test too Difficult?

If you are an illegal immigrant who has been driving without a license, you want to take the opportunity and get an official driver’s license. You also want to pass this knowledge exam with ease.

Driver’s Prep have free practice tests available in English. More than 1,000 questions for California and currently 600 questions for Nevada. We suggest that you get a copy of the California or Nevada driver handbook. Read this booklet carefully. Then, take several practice tests at Remember, you need a large pool of question to really make sure you cover all areas. You will only find this at Driver’s Drep, nowhere else. Remember, there is no need to pay for permit practice tests or give up any of your personal information.

Check out the limited sample tests at the official and at as well.


When taking a sample test at,, or, make sure you understand both the questions and the answers. Read the comments carefully and compare with the handbook. Everything is there for a reason!

Practice Permit Tests in Spanish

Currently, we only have practice tests in the English language. We will provide these test in Spanish later this year. Let us work together to get better Test Pass Rates in 2015!


Weekly statistics from is found here: News Release 2015