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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 West Virginia Driver's Manual. You must answer 19 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the test. There is a time limit on the WV DMV 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.
Sharp right turn.
Side Road.
2. This sign indicates:
cross road sign
a church zone ahead.
a cross road.
a side road.
a no passing zone.
3. A road is likely to be most slippery:
when icy and the temperature is near freezing.
in cold, dry weather.
when tire marks have been left by other vehicles.
in spring.
4. This road sign means:
no parking
No parking
Divided highway
No left turn
5. To pass a bicyclist traveling in the same direction on a two-lane road without bicycle lanes, 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 oncoming traffic, 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
Keep right, traffic is entering from another road
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 the right-of-way
Lane reduction ahead
8. This road sign means:
curve speed reduction
Divided highway begins. Slow down to the indicated safe speed
The road ahead curves right; slow down to the indicated speed
Merge, then slow down to the indicated safe speed
Winding road ahead; slow down to the indicated speed
9. Speed limit signs are:
destination signs (guide signs)
service signs
warning signs
regulatory signs
10. Drivers should allow a larger space cushion when stopping:
at a stop sign.
at an intersection.
on an up-hill.
at a yield sign.
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WV DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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