DC Permit Practice Test
Based on the 2023 DC DMV Manual
Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)
01Q 1-40Permit Test 180% needed to pass; 8 mistakes allowed
02Q 41-80Permit Test 280% needed to pass; 8 mistakes allowed
03Q 81-120Permit Test 380% needed to pass; 8 mistakes allowed
04Q 121-160Permit Test 480% needed to pass; 8 mistakes allowed
05Q 161-210Road Signs Test80% needed to pass; 10 mistakes allowed
0625 random QDMV Test Simulator75% needed to pass; 7 mistakes allowed
07Q 211-360Mega Test80% needed to pass; 30 mistakes allowed
District of Columbia Permit Test FAQ
Applying for Your DC Permit
When can I apply for a learner's permit in the District of Columbia?
You can apply for a Learner’s Permit when you are 16 years of age.
What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?
You must provide proper identification and then pass a written knowledge test and a vision test. The written knowledge test will cover the district’s traffic laws and signs as well as basic vehicle safety and operation.
How many questions are on the District of Columbia permit test?
There are 20 questions on the test.
How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?
You must answer at least 15 correctly to pass.
How should I prepare for the District of Columbia permit test?
Want to receive your learner’s permit as fast as possible? Then be sure to study – one very effective way to study is to use online practice exams that include real sample questions from the district DMV Exam. Take a District of Columbia practice permit test right now to test your driving knowledge.
Where do I take the District of Columbia permit test?
The District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) is responsible for licensing drivers within the district. Visit https://dmv.dc.gov/ to find a location near you.
How much does the District of Columbia permit test cost?
There is a $20 testing fee.
What can I expect on test day?
You will visit the local DMV office with a parent or legal guardian. You will need to bring with you your birth certificate, Social Security Number, proof of residency and a notarized parental consent form. Once you’ve shown the proper identification, you will need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your learner’s permit.