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Free DMV Practice Test for Virginia Permit | VA

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Virginia 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024
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About this test

6 min to complete
Available in EN, ES, RU

This Virginia DMV practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 VA Driver Handbook. For those preparing to get a Virginia learner’s permit, you’ll need to pass a vision test as well as a two-part knowledge exam. Those under 18 must have had their permit for 9 months. If you’re over 18, you’ll need to have had your license for at least 90 days before you can apply for a driver’s license. The DMV written test consists of information from the Virginia Driver’s Manual. The first section will have 10 questions on traffic signs, and you must answer all 10 correctly before you will be allowed to move on to the second portion of the test. The second section will cover general knowledge like traffic laws, safe driving techniques, and substance laws. You will only need to answer 80% correctly of the questions in the second section to pass. If you are under 18 you’ll have to wait a full 15 days before you can retake the test so it’s important to study and use this DMV practice test as a tool to succeed.


Virginia Learner’s Permit Test FAQs in 2024

How many questions are on the Virginia permit test?

The Virginia permit test consists of 35 questions.

What are effective study methods for the Virginia permit test?

Studying for the Virginia permit test involves a thorough review of the Virginia Driver’s Manual and taking practice tests to familiarize with the test format and questions.

Is online testing available for the Virginia permit test?

In Virginia, the permit test must be taken in person at a DMV office. Online testing options are not available.

How is a learner’s permit obtained in Virginia?

To obtain a learner’s permit in Virginia, you must be at least 15 years and 6 months old, provide the necessary documentation, pass a vision test, and complete the knowledge exam.

How many attempts are allowed on the Virginia permit test?

If you fail the Virginia permit test, you must wait 15 days before retaking it. There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the test, but each attempt requires a waiting period.

At what age can you take the permit test in Virginia?

You can take the permit test in Virginia at the age of 15 years and 6 months.


What to expect on the actual VA DMV exam




correct answers to pass


passing score

15 ½

minimum age to apply

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List of questions (classic view)

  1. For safe driving, the Virginia Driver's Manual recommends that you keep your hands at
  2. On interstate highways in Virginia, the speed limit can be as high as
  3. On an undivided roadway, if you come to a school bus that is stopped with flashing red lights and an extended stop sign, you must
  4. What does this sign indicate?
  5. A sign with this shape marks the beginning of
  6. The distance your vehicle travels between the time that you notice a hazard and the time that you start to brake is known as
  7. If two vehicles arrive at an uncontrolled intersection (i.e., one without signs or signals) from different roadways at about the same time, the vehicle _________ has the right-of-way.
  8. What does this sign mean?
  9. If an emergency vehicle with flashing lights is approaching from either direction, you must _________ until the emergency vehicle has passed.
  10. A double solid yellow line in the center of the road means that
  11. While you're waiting for oncoming traffic to clear before you make a left turn, which way should you point your front wheels?
  12. What does this sign mean?
  13. When you plan to make a turn, you must signal at least _________ ahead of the turn.
  14. A sign with black letters or symbols on an orange background is
  15. When you're driving under 35 mph, you should maintain a following distance of ________ behind the vehicle ahead of you.
  16. What does this sign indicate?
  17. A broken white line
  18. When you park next to a curb, you may not park more than ________ from the curb.
  19. At night, you must use __________ whenever you are within 200 feet of a vehicle you are following.
  20. What does this sign indicate?
  21. Which of the following types of signs inform you of possible hazards ahead?
  22. Under Virginia law, which occupants of a vehicle must wear safety belts or suitable child restraints?
  23. The maximum speed limit in a Virginia school zone is
  24. What does this sign indicate?
  25. A driver under 21 years of age can be convicted of illegal consumption of alcohol if his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) is at least ______ but less than ______.
  26. A flashing yellow light means that you should
  27. In Virginia, you may make a left turn at a red light if you are turning
  28. What does this sign indicate?
  29. The average stopping distance of a car traveling at 65 mph on dry, level pavement is
  30. __________ indicate parking spaces for persons with disabilities.
  31. You have parked parallel to a curb, facing downhill. Which way should you point your front wheels?
  32. This sign indicates
  33. Which of the following statements about passing a vehicle is FALSE?
  34. If you are driving slower than the other traffic on a multilane highway, you should use
  35. If your vehicle stalls on railroad tracks when a train is approaching, what should you do?
  36. What does this sign mean?
  37. If you are convicted of exceeding the posted speed limit in a highway work zone when workers are present, you may be fined up to
  38. Never follow an emergency vehicle closer than ________ when its lights are flashing.
  39. Blind spots are
  40. This sign indicates that the parking spaces are reserved for