View instructions
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. In heavy rain, tires can begin to ride on the water that is on top of the road pavement. This is called:
2. You can reduce the chance of a collision with a large vehicle if you:
pay close attention to the turn signals.
cut abruptly in front of it.
delay near it.
pull in front of the large vehicle before you can see the whole front of the vehicle in your mirror.
3. Before crossing any railroad tracks, you must:
make sure there is room for your vehicle on the other side.
look and listen for trains.
wait until the crossing gates are completely up.
All of the above.
4. A traffic sign with a red circle around and a slash over a symbol means:
the maneuver shown on the sign should be executed with extreme caution.
the maneuver shown by the symbol is not allowed.
Do not drive faster than the posted speed limit.
the maneuver shown on the sign can be executed only after coming to a complete stop.
5. You are approaching an intersection when the signal turns yellow. You should:
stop, if you can do so safely. If you cannot stop safely, cautiously cross the intersection.
speed up to get through the intersection before the red light comes on.
slow down and proceed with caution through the intersection.
6. This road sign means:
hill sign
No right turn
Steep downgrade
Narrow Bridge
No left turn
7. Double solid yellow lines mean:
passing is permitted in either direction.
the lane to the right may pass.
the lane to the left may pass.
passing is not permitted in either direction.
8. When parked facing downhill, your front wheels should be turned:
toward the curb.
parallel to the curb.
in any direction.
away from the curb.
9. To drive defensively, you must:
use only one hand on the wheel.
not check behind you through your mirrors.
assume that a driver who approaches a STOP sign on a side road is actually going to stop.
anticipate errors by other drivers.
10. Where must you position your vehicle when you prepare to make a left turn from a two-way roadway into a one-way roadway?
On the right curb.
As far to the right as possible.
As close as possible to the center line.
None of the above.
Page 1 of 3
Next page

WV DMV Test Facts

Number of questions: 25
Correct answers to pass:19
Passing score:76%
Minimum age to apply: 15
Share This Online DMV Test
Rate this DMV Practice Test
4.7 out of 5
based on 356 votes