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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. This road sign means:
side road sign
All traffic must go straight ahead
Merging Traffic
Side Road
2. This sign indicates:
cross road sign
a church zone ahead.
a cross road.
a side road.
a no passing zone.
3. Under which of the following conditions is a road likely to be most slippery?
When icy and the temperature is near freezing.
In very cold, dry weather.
When icy and the temperature is well below freezing.
When covered with deep, fresh snow.
4. This road sign means:
no parking
No parking
Divided highway
Left turn signal
5. While driving on a two-lane road without bicycle lanes, you encounter a bicyclist traveling in the same direction. To pass the bicyclist, you should:
continue driving straight, it is the bicyclist’s responsibility to get out of your way.
honk at the bicyclist to let him or her know you are about to pass.
slow down and wait until there is no traffic approaching, then pass the bicyclist leaving him or her sufficient space.
not pass the bicyclist until you come to a traffic signal or stop sign.
6. This road sign means:
divided highway ends sign
One-way traffic
Keep right
Two-way traffic
Divided highway ends
7. This road sign means:
yield sign
Slow down and yield to traffic on main road when merging
Always come to a complete stop
You must come to a complete stop and yield right-of-way
Reduction in Lanes
8. This road sign means:
curve speed reduction
Divided highway begins. Slow down to the safe speed indicated
The road ahead curves right; slow down to the safe speed indicated
Merge; slow down to the safe speed indicated
Winding road ahead; slow down to the safe speed indicated
9. Speed limit signs are:
destination signs (guide signs)
service signs
warning signs
regulation signs (regulatory signs)
10. Allow a larger space cushion when stopping:
at a stop sign.
at an intersection.
on an up-hill.
at a toll plaza.
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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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