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CA DMV Exam Simulator 2019

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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How many knowledge test questions will I get?

The number of questions in the written part of the California driving test is different depending on how old you are.
  • Under 18: 46 questions, 38 correct answers to pass.
  • Over 18: 36 questions, 38 correct answers to pass.
  • Senior applicant: 18 questions, 15 correct answers to pass.
8 mistakes allowed to pass
Passing score required at the CA DMV: 83%
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