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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. While inside a roundabout, you should:
remain in your lane until you are ready to exit.
change lanes before you check for vehicles behind you.
use your left turn signal if you are in position to exit now.
all of the above.
2. Aggressive driving includes:
quick lane changes without a signal.
chasing or challenging other drivers.
yelling, honking, gesturing at other drivers.
All of the above.
3. Regulatory signs are:
blue rectangles.
green rectangles.
white triangles.
white rectangles.
4. If your turn signals fail, you should use _____ to indicate your intention to turn.
your emergency flashers
your horn
hand signals
your high beams
5. This sign means:
school sign
Shopping center ahead.
The driver is near a school and should watch for children.
Business area nearby. Watch for business people.
There is a work zone ahead. Watch for workers.
6. This sign means:
divided highway ahead sign
Divided highway ends.
Divided highway ahead.
Keep to the left.
Drivers will soon be on a roadway with two-way traffic.
7. When you drive near parks and playgrounds, you should expect children:
to know when it is safe to cross.
not to cross unless they are with an adult.
to suddenly run into the street.
to stop at the curb before crossing the street.
8. This road sign means:
stay right sign
Stop sign ahead
Keep to the side indicated by the arrow
Low shoulder
Side road
9. When changing lanes, you should:
check your mirrors, signal and change lanes.
signal, change lanes and check your mirrors.
signal, check your mirrors and blind spot in the direction you plan to move, then change lanes.
signal and change lanes.
10. This road sign means:
bicycle crossing sign
Bicycles have the same rights as other vehicles
Yield to motorcyles, but not to bicycles
Bicycles cross or ride beside traffic
Yield right-of-way to bicycles
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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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