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What tests must I pass?

When applying for a learner’s permit, you must pass the following tests:

• The Knowledge Test—This is made up of 25 multiple-choice questions covering the rules of the road, driving safety and what you need to know before getting behind the wheel. You must answer 20 questions correctly to pass the test. The information is taken directly from the Connecticut Driver’s Manual, which can be found at any DMV office or on the Connecticut DMV website.

• The Vision Test—The eye test evaluates how clearly you can see, depth perception, color perception and how far you can see on either side while looking straight ahead. The minimum vision requirements are 20/40 in each eye with or without prescription glasses or contact lenses. Applicants who are blind in one eye must have at least 20/30 vision in the other eye.

You will have to wait seven days before retaking the test and pay the $40 fee again if you fail the knowledge test. As of August 12, 2011, all knowledge testing will only be conducted at the DMV offices in Bridgeport, Waterbury, Wethersfield and Willimantic on a walk-in basis only.