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The novelty from our DMV.com expert team is the creation of a new and faster way of studying for the Virginia knowledge test. We have created the Driver’s License Practice Test and the Study Guide packet as a new and effective study tools that will get you to successfully pass the knowledge test on your first try. The DMV.com team has collected all the important pieces of information and put them all together in a Study Guide packet, which represents the new key to success.
For those who want to master the written knowledge test in a short period of time, we highly recommend the DMV.com Study Guide and Practice Test bundle to help aid you in your studies.
The first thing you should do is look through the Virginia Driver’s Manual. It is recommended that you review the chapters on traffic signs, rules and safe driving. After you have read all the important information from the chapters, use the DMV.com Study Guide in order to repeat what you have already learned from the Manual. This Study Guide is actually a collection of all the important traffic laws a person should know prior taking the knowledge test. Once you have read everything, you are advised to take a practice drivers test in order to test your knowledge.
The Virginia DMV reports that 45% of test takers pass the DMV drivers exam on their first try. In order to pass the written driving exam on the first try, you need to follow the steps for studying that are mentioned above.
Important Road Rules Sections to Study
- Road signs
- Turning rules
- Pavement markings
- Four-way stop sign navigation
- Rules for driving in inclement weather
You can take a FREE Sample Test in order to preview the DMV.com Practice. The questions given on the free test are similar to the questions that you will be given on the actual written drivers test. In order to check your knowledge of the Virginia road rules and to get an idea of how the actual written drivers test looks like, you should take the Sample Practice Test online now and check your knowledge.
In order to prepare for your Virginia written drivers test, you should get the DMV.com Study Guide and Practice Test study bundle. Purchase the study package today and receive unlimited access to both the online and PDF versions.
What is a passing score on the Virginia DMV test?
Currently, the Virginia written drivers test consists of 30 questions. You must get at least 24 questions (80%) correct for a passing score.
How much does the DMV driver’s test cost?
The cost to get a driver’s license in Virginia is $32 ($4 per year for an eight-year license). This fee also includes the fee for the written drivers test.
How old do I need to be to take the driver’s license test?
To take the official Virginia written driving exam, you must be at least 15-and-a-half years old.
How do I minimize the risk of failing the DMV test?
If you want to minimize the risk of failing the Virginia written drivers test, you need to study the driving rules thoroughly. Begin with reading the Virginia Driver’s Manual where you can find all important traffic laws and road rules. For those drivers who are trying to avoid reading the entire driver’s manual, DMV.com have created the Practice Test and Study Guide test-preparation bundle.
The DMV.com team has created this unique study tool to cover all the important sections from the official DMV written drivers test. The information in the study bundle are all the necessary traffic laws and rules which you need to remember in order to pass the written drivers test. With this study bundle you have unlimited access to the online Practice Driving Test. Use the Practice Test to test yourself before taking the official DMV written test in order to realize which subjects need more of your attention before the actual test day.
Scoring 90% or more on the DMV.com Practice Test means you are ready to schedule an appointment at the Virginia DMV office! If you score less than 90%, you do not have to worry. That only means that you should take the Practice Test a couple more times. Take some additional time to study the sections where you made mistakes the most, and retake the Practice Drivers Test until you feel like you have learned the material.
With some extra effort, you will master the drivers license exam on your first try. We are so confident in our study tools that you will get a full refund if you don’t pass the first time.
What do I need to bring to the DMV the day of test?
The day you apply for your learner’s permit is the same day when you will take the written drivers license test. Bring the following documents when you visit any local Virginia DMV office to get started:
- Two proofs of identity:
- Official birth document
- Certificate of birth abroad
- Unexpired or expired U.S. passport or U.S. passport card
- Unexpired permanent resident card
- Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship
- U.S. Citizen Identification card
- Virginia DMV-issued ID card
- Medicare card
- Unexpired military dependent ID card with photo
- U.S. military discharge documents
- Unexpired U.S. pilot’s license
- Proof of Social Security Number:
- Social Security card
- Annual Social Security statement
- Payroll check stub
- Proof of legal presence:
- USCIS form I-797
- Official letter from the USCIS
- Resident Card
- Proof of Virginia residency:
- Deed/Mortgage statement
- Virginia income tax return
- Utility bill
- Virginia voter registration card
- Monthly bank statement
- Payroll check stub
- U.S. internal revenue service tax
- Current automobile or life insurance bill
- Name change documents, if applicable, (one of the following):
- Adoption documents
- Official name change documents
- Marriage certificate
- Divorce legal papers
- Domestic partnership documents
What other languages is the Virginia written driver’s license test available in?
The Virginia written driving test is in English. Aside from English, the following languages are also available:
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Amharic (Ethiopian)
- Haitian Creole
Which documents will I need if I am not a US citizen?
Virginia DMV now offers driver’s licenses to both documented and undocumented immigrants living in the state. To get a learner’s permit or driver's license, non-US citizens must provide documents proving your identity and legal presence. Accepted documents are listed below:
- Unexpired foreign passport
- Unexpired or expired U.S. visa and unexpired I-94 or entry stamp
- Original I-20 for F1/F2 applicants
- DS-2019 for J1/J2 applicants
- I-94 print out
- Unexpired Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
- USCIS form I-797
- Official letter from the USCIS
What’s next after I pass the DMV written test?
After you pass the Virginia written driving exam, you must hold a learner's permit for a specified length of time – which varies by age. You will have additional two chances to take the road test in case you fail the first time, but in order to avoid this from happening, DMV.com encourages you to practice driving behind the wheel as often as possible before you take the Virginia DMV road skills test.
Additionally, you will need to pass a vision test with a visual acuity of 20/40 with or without corrective lenses.
DMV.com Note: To be issued a VA provisional license, all applicants must complete 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of drivers training beforehand.
Some things you should know about the Virginia DMV Test:
- You must visit in person any Virginia DMV office to submit a learner’s permit application and take the written drivers test.
- New drivers have three chances to pass the Virginia written drivers license test.
PRACTICE TEST Frequently Asked Questions
I'm 15 and a little less than two weeks ago I took my permit test for the first time. I had studied, but I was really nervous and I got the second question wrong. Do you have any advice on passing next time?
The first thing you should do is to revise all the sections you think you knew less. For that purpose, you can use our Study Guide. After that, take the Practice Test and check your knowledge. And last, when you head out to the DMV office to take the test, remember not to stress out, calm yourself and begin with the written exam. We are sure that you will pass the exam with more studying and less stress.
What am I supposed to know on the Virginia DMV permit test?
Prior to taking the written knowledge test at any Virginia DMV office, you need to become familiar with the most important sections from the Virginia driver's Manual. You are recommended to learn the chapters on traffic signs, rules and safe driving. After you have learned all these pieces of information, you should take the DMV.com Practice Test in order to check your knowledge. If you fail the Practice Test or you think that you did not know everything that is needed for the actual written test, read thoroughly our Study Guide and retake the Practice Test as many times as you want.
Is the sample test on VA DMV website exactly the same as the real written test that I will take at the VA DMV office?
Both the sample test on the official VA DMV website and the Practice Test we offer, contain similar questions to the real questions on the written exam on the test day. However, they are similar to the actual ones and not exactly the same. You need to study the Virginia driver's manual thoroughly since all the exam questions are taken from it. If you want to spend less time on studying, we offer you our Study Guide, which is created to lead you through the process of studying. Also, our Practice Test will give you an idea of how the actual test will look like.
I have failed the written test twice already. I read the entire manual twice, but I can't pass the test. What will happen if I fail the test three times in Virginia?
Reading the manual without understanding the traffic rules and laws will not get you to pass the written exam. You need to really understand the rules of the road and to start thinking with your own head. Read our Study Guide and take the Practice Test as many times as you think you might need. In the misfortune of failing the knowledge exam three times, you will have to complete and pass a classroom education at a driver training school approved by DMV or the Department of Education. After that, you can take the test again. The only thing you need to do is to study the material and use our Practice Test and Study Guide test-preparation bundle to get ready.
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