WV Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode have 25 random questions based on the handbook and real WV 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 West Virginia 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 West Virginia is 76 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.
Who Must Pass the West Virginia Knowledge Exam?
All first-time applicants who have never held a driver’s license must pass the knowledge examination.
If you are transferring a license from another state that has been expired you are also considered first-time applicant and must take all examination tests, vision, written, and road skills examination before being eligible for a West Virginia license.
If your out-of-state license is still valid, you are required to pass a vision test, complete a brief alcohol awareness course, and surrender your out-of-state license before a WV license will be issued. The written knowledge test is usually waived.
If your out-of-state license is suspended or revoked, you will not be licensed in WV until you receive a clearance.
Anyone who lets his or her West Virginia license expire more than six months is also require to pass all applicable examination tests.
An expired regular Instruction Permit (ages 18 and over) also requires a re-examination.
If your license has been revoked, you must re-apply for a new license after the revocation period and take all examination tests.
You may also be required to take the written knowledge examination if the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles has good cause to believe you are incompetent or otherwise not qualified to be licensed.
West Virginia Knowledge Test
The West Virginia knowledge examination includes at least 25 questions covering basic knowledge, traffic rules, regulations, signs, and markings found in the Driver’s Licensing Handbook. You must answer 19 out of 25 questions correctly (76%).
In West Virginia, there is a time limit on the written test. Any questions not answered in the allotted time will be considered incorrect.
Audio versions of the knowledge test are available for the reading impaired. The applicant must have previously attempted the written examination and failed at least two times. Headsets are limited.
Oral tests are not available. Employees of the DMV may not read the questions to you, re-word the information, or provide additional help explaining questions.
No other person than the applicant is allowed in the exam room. No cell phones, PDA, blue-tooth devices, electronic devices, or similar will be permitted.