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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. Doing all you can to prevent crashes is called:
Crash-Prevention Driving
Defensive Driving
ABS Driving
Anti-Collision Driving
2. This road sign means:
sharp right left
Winding road ahead.
A road joins from the left.
Sharp right turn.
The road ahead turns sharply to the right, then sharply to the left.
3. The sign in the picture:
maximum recommended speed sign
Is used to advise motorists of the maximum safe speed for an exit ramp on a highway.
indicates the minimum ramp speed at the highway exit point.
Shows the recommended speed for the exit of an intersection.
is a warning sign.
4. This sign warns drivers that:
winding road sign
there is a winding road ahead.
there's an intersection ahead.
there is a double curve ahead.
they must turn either to the right or left.
5. BAC is:
the acronym for Beer ACcumulation.
the amount of alcohol in your body.
the number of ounces of alcohol in your blood.
the percentage of alcohol in your blood.
6. When the road is slippery, you should:
use your emergency or parking brake.
pump your brakes.
brake suddenly carefully.
press your brakes in slow, steady strokes.
7. What do warning signs mean?
Danger ahead.
Drivers are approaching a location where there is a special rule.
Drivers are approaching a hazardous location.
All of the above.
8. Blind spots are:
Lanes reserved for U-turns.
Dangerous intersection where the maximum speed limit is 15 MPH or less.
At night, the darkest areas of a road, where emergency flashers should be used.
Areas to the side or rear of a vehicle that the driver cannot see with use of mirrors.
9. Regulatory signs are:
10. This road sign warns drivers that:
side road sign
another traffic lane joins the one they are on.
the road will make a sharp turn to the right.
left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
another road enters the highway from the direction shown.
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WV DMV Practice Test Facts

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