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A WV resident can apply for a WV instruction permit, driver’s license, or identification card at any DMV regional office. If you live in West Virginia and want to drive a motor vehicle on public roads, you must have a West Virginia driver’s license or learner’s permit, unless you are expressly exempt. The West Virginia DMV written test consists of 25 questions based on the basic knowledge, traffic rules, regulations, road signs and markings found in the WV DMV Driver’s Manual. You must answer 19 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the test. There is a time limit on the test and any questions not answered in the prescribed time will be considered incorrect. Practice with these sample WV DMV tests to get ready for the official West Virginia written test.
1. If your gas pedal is stuck, you should:
ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
try pumping it to increase pressure.
2. This sign means:
center lane left turns sign
Vehicles may only turn left.
The center lane is shared for left turns.
Left turns in both directions of travel are not permitted.
All of the above.
3. You should increase your following distance when:
exiting an expressway.
following a motorcycle.
driving behind a large vehicle that blocks your vision.
All of the above.
4. This road sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Right lane ends ahead
Divided highway ahead
Watch for vehicles entering from the side
Merging traffic
5. When driving on slick roads, drivers should:
take turns more slowly.
change lanes quickly.
accelerate quickly.
brake hard.
6. When driving in bad weather, drivers should:
decrease the following distance.
increase speed to reach final destination more quickly.
increase the following distance.
None of the above.
7. Most signs used in street work areas are:
regulatory signs.
rectangle shaped.
diamond shaped.
8. Which of the following is NOT true about ABS?
It helps increase your stopping distance.
It improves the vehicle stability.
It improves the steering ability.
It's an automobile safety system.
9. If you are being passed on the right by many vehicles, you should:
move into the left lane and allow other vehicles to pass you on the right.
pull over to the right and stop until the road is clear.
increase your speed immediately.
move into the right lane and allow other vehicles to pass you on the left.
10. If you want to get off of a freeway, but you missed your exit, you should:
make a U-turn through the median.
pull onto the shoulder and back your car to the exit.
flag down a police officer for an escort back to your exit.
go to the next exit, and get off of the freeway there.
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WV DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
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