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CA DMV Exam Simulator 2024

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Whether bowling in Hollywood or bluffing your way through Mendocino, you’ll be ready to roll when you get your California Driver’s License. One thing standing in your way? A DMV written exam. If you fail you’ll have to wait a full week before heading back to the DMV and if you fail more than 3 times, you’ll have to reapply entirely. You can avoid that fate by studying up with us and when you are ready, trying out this exam simulator. It’s so real, you’ll feel like you’re there! No hints, no explanations and the test will even shut off if you miss 7 answers (just like the test screens at the DMV). Find you are having trouble with the simulator? Take that as a sign you might want to go back and study a little more. With questions based off the California Driver’s Manual, our test prep services will give you the confidence you need to know you’ll leave the testing office with a license in hand.

Unlike most other states, the number of questions on your California DMV written 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 official exam 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.

Perfect for

  • California Learner’s Permit
  • California Driver’s License
  • CA Senior Citizens’ Refresher Test
  • CA Driver’s License Renewal.
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What to expect on the actual CA DMV exam

How many questions46
How many correct answers to pass38
Passing score83%
Minimum age to apply for Class C Instruction Permit15 ½

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