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Free West Virginia DMV Permit Practice Test (WV)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official West Virginia 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024
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6 min to complete
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This West Virginia DMV practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 25 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 WV Driver Handbook. To get an instruction permit or driver’s license in the state of West Virginia, you will need to achieve a 76% passing score on a knowledge test based on the 2024 West Virginia Driver’s Licensing Handbook. The test consists of 25 multiple-choice questions, and you must answer at least 19 of them correctly in order to pass. If you are over 18, you must pass a vision test in addition to the knowledge test to get your instruction permit. If you are under 18, you will need to take part in WV’s Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) program, which consists of three stages: the level one GDL instruction permit, the level two intermediate driver’s license, and the level three driver’s license GDL. Each phase has a specific list of requirements, so make sure you are fully prepared before you go to the DMV to take your knowledge test and start the GDL process. You may renew your instruction permit once before it expires, but you will have to retake the vision and knowledge tests if it has already expired. There is a $7.50 fee for a level one GDL instruction permit or level two intermediate driver’s license. The fee is also $7.50 for an instruction permit for drivers over 18. This DMV permit practice test has the same number of questions and requires the same passing score as the real exam, to help you best prepare for the West Virginia knowledge test.


West Virginia Learner’s Permit Test FAQs in 2024

Can you take the permit test online?

No, in West Virginia, the permit test must be taken in person at a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. Online testing is not available for the permit test.

What do you need to obtain a learner’s permit?

To get a learner’s permit in West Virginia, you must be at least 15 years old, pass a vision screening and a knowledge test, and provide proof of identity, residency, and a Social Security number. If under 18, you also need parental consent.

How many questions can you miss on the permit test?

The West Virginia permit test consists of 25 questions. You must correctly answer at least 19 questions, which means you can miss up to 6 questions to pass the test.

How much does the permit test cost?

The fee for the West Virginia learner’s permit test is $7.50.

What are the permit restrictions?

In West Virginia, with a learner’s permit, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver at least 21 years old. For the first six months, you cannot drive between 10 PM and 5 AM, and for the next six months, the restriction is between midnight and 5 AM. No use of electronic devices is allowed while driving.

Can you get a driver’s license without a permit?

In West Virginia, individuals under 18 must first hold a learner’s permit for a certain period before they can apply for a driver’s license. Those 18 and older can apply for a license directly but must pass all required tests.


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List of questions (classic view)

  1. A solid yellow line next to your lane means that
  2. You see a steady yellow “X” signal over your traffic lane. What does it mean?
  3. In West Virginia, you may not park
  4. What does this sign indicate?
  5. To maintain a safe following distance behind the vehicle ahead of you, the State of West Virginia Driver's Licensing Handbook recommends that you use
  6. When you approach a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing on an undivided roadway, you must come to a complete stop and remain stopped until
  7. When driving at night, you should use _________ whenever you are following another vehicle within 200 feet.
  8. This sign indicates
  9. When you parallel park on a street in West Virginia, the curbside wheels must be within ________ of the curb.
  10. If the rear of your vehicle starts to skid, turn the steering wheel
  11. If an emergency vehicle approaches you while sounding a siren and flashing warning lights, you must
  12. This octagonal (eight-sided) sign is
  13. When you reach an uncontrolled intersection (i.e., one without signs or signals), you must yield the right-of-way to
  14. At night, for better visibility in fog, rain, or snow, use your
  15. When you park or stop your vehicle on a grade facing downhill, which way should you point your front wheels?
  16. What does this image show?
  17. Under West Virginia law, a driver who is at least 21 years old may not drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of
  18. To keep a proper grip on the steering wheel, you should place
  19. When you intend to make a turn, you must start to signal _________ before turning.
  20. What does this sign mean?
  21. On interstate highways, slower vehicles should travel _________ except when passing.
  22. On interstate highways, do not drive slower than _______ unless driving conditions are hazardous or a lower speed limit has been posted.
  23. Under West Virginia law, which occupants of a vehicle must wear safety belts or suitable child restraints?
  24. What does this sign indicate?
  25. To exit an interstate, you should use