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CA DMV Exam Simulator 2018

Unlike most other states, the number of questions on your California DMV written permit test will depend on your age. Those under 18 will receive a test with 46 questions and must answer 38 of them correctly to pass. If you are over 18, your test will only have 36 questions, and you must answer 30 of them correctly. If you fail the written test, you are required to wait seven days before attempting it again. If you fail three times, you must re-start the process of applying for your permit. You will take the test on a touchscreen computer at one of the DMV’s Touchscreen Terminals (TSTs). The test is available in several languages, large print English, an audio version, or a video version for those who use American Sign Language. While our other DMV practice tests have hints and explanations, we have disabled them for this exam mode simulator to give you the most authentic testing experience possible.
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In California, the number of knowledge test questions is different depending on how old you are:
  • If you are under 18, you will get 46 questions, 38 of which will need to be answered correctly
  • If you are over 18, the written part of the driving test will have 36 questions.
8 mistakes allowed to pass
Passing score required at the CA DMV: 83%
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