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California Permit Practice Test

Get ready for your California DMV Permit Test and pass on the first try with our FREE Permit Practice Test! Designed specifically for teen drivers, our practice test features 25 multiple choice questions with real-life scenarios and immediate feedback. Start preparing today and ace your permit test with confidence!

This Practice Test is for:

  • California Learners Permit
  • First-time Teen Drivers
  • Teen Drivers Moving to California

What is the actual CA DMV test like:

  • 46 questions
  • 38/46 or 83% is the passing score
  • The test is multiple choice and taken on a computer
  • You must be at least 15 1/2 years old to apply for a permit
Questions number
Mistakes Allowed
Passing Score

Getting Ready to Take the California Teen Permit Test

Taking a practice test before you sit for your DMV permit test will highlight areas you should study more thoroughly. You will become familiar with the format of the test and possible topics covered.

Excitement is building as you get ready to take your California driving permit test. You might feel anxiety and wonder what sort of questions are on the test. The CA permit practice test will give you a good idea of the topics and get you used to answering the questions. If you have not already downloaded your free copy of the California driver’s manual, you can click here. Practicing the questions and studying frequently will help you feel more comfortable and confident when you get ready to take the actual California teen permit test. You might consider discussing a plan for learning to drive with your parents ahead of time. This might be a trying time for them as well. There are several good blogs available that have tips for parents who are teaching their teens to drive.

The DMV permit test varies from state to state, but in California, you will need to take a written test instead of one on a computer. The topics fall into three categories: traffic laws, rules of safe driving and road signs. You will need to get 38 out of the 46 correct in order to receive your driver’s permit. If you work on your practice tests and study hard, you will pass the first time you take the test, but if not, you can attempt the test an additional three times in the same day. By taking a practice test and concentrating on areas you are not comfortable with, you will pass the test easily.

The practice quiz you are about to take will provide you with random questions from each of the three topics. You might need to identify a stop sign or a yield sign based on their shape. You might be tested on questions concerning who has the right of way in certain situations. These questions will be randomized, but they cover all three topics.

California DMV Sample Test Questions

A 5-sided sign indicates that:
  • You're near a school.
  • There is a park nearby.
  • A community center is one mile away.
  • You must slow down and yield to bicyclists.
  • The road you're about to enter is not a through street.
A big truck's blind spots, sometimes known as the "No Zone":
  • Are anywhere you cannot see the driver in plain view or in his or her side mirror.
  • Don't exist. Big truck drivers have a much better viewpoint than other vehicle drivers, and can probably see you anywhere on the road.
  • Are directly in front of any big truck.
  • None of the listed answers are correct.
A collision must be reported to the DMV within ten days if anyone was injured or if property damage occurred worth:
  • $1000 or more.
  • $100 or more.
  • $250 or more.
  • $500 or more.
  • $750 or more.
End-of-lane markings such as freeway lanes and some city street lanes will usually be marked by:
  • Large broken lines painted on the pavement.
  • Two large yellow solid lines.
  • One yellow large broken line.
  • Three short broken white lines.
  • None of the listed answers are correct.
If a person moves to a new home, within how many days must the person provide the DMV with their new address?
  • 10 days.
  • 30 days.
  • 60 days.
  • 15 days.
  • 7 days.