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West Virginia Practice Permit Test

Want to drive through the mountains of West Virginia? You’ll need to pass your West Virginia permit test first. Taking a West Virginia permit practice test will ensure that you pass your exam on the first try.

All of our exams are designed to test you on real topics you’ll encounter, including an exam designed specifically for West Virginia road signs. All of the questions include full answer explanations, so you’ll come away from the material feeling confident, informed, and ready to take your exam.

Preparing early is the key to success. Start by answering some questions below.

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West Virginia Permit Practice Tests

One of the best ways to prepare for you driving exam is by using free WV DMV practice tests. Our exams are completely free and require no registration. Utilize the answer explanations at the end of exam to better learn important concepts you may be tested on.

West Virginia Road Signs

Many students are concerned about not recognizing common road signs when preparing for their exam. You can take our WV road signs practice test listed below. The exam includes only questions related to road signs.

About the West Virginia Permit Test

The West Virginia permit driving test is made up of 25 total questions. Of those 25 questions, individuals will need to answer 19 of those questions correctly to pass the exam. This comes out to a minimum passing score of 76%.

Individuals must be at least 15 years of age to take the West Virginia permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the West Virginia permit test:

  1. Apply for your permit in person
  2. Provide proper documentation
  3. Pass knowledge test
  4. Pay fee
  5. Get your permit

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the West Virginia DMV, you will need to provide proof of your name, age, and address. Typical documents you can use include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • 1099 Form, W2 Statement or Paystub
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship

Please be sure to check the Official West Virginia DMV Site for complete details.

In addition, you will typically need to have a parent or guardian present if you are under the age of 18.

After you receive your learners permit, you will need to complete some general requirements to get your full driver’s license. In the state of West Virginia, you will not need to complete any drivers ed classroom hours. You will need at least 50 hours of supervised driving hours.

West Virginia Driving Test FAQs

There are a total of 25 questions on the West Virginia permit test.

For the WV written test, you must answer at least 76% of the questions correctly, which comes out to a total of 19 questions

You may apply for a permit in West Virginia when you are at least 15 years old.

You can get your license in West Virginia when you have waited at least 6 months after you received your permit.

You can get your license in West Virginia when you have had the following supervised driving time: 50 hours, 10 of which must be at night (none with driver education).

The minimum age for a driver’s license in West Virginia is: 16

In West Virginia you will have the following restrictions on your driver’s license –

Nighttime Restrictions: 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Passenger Restrictions: first 6 months—no passengers younger than 20; second 6 months–no more than 1 passenger younger than 20.

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months of license and age 17 or age 18 (whichever occurs first)

The Passenger Restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months of license and age 17 or age 18 (whichever occurs first)

In West Virginia, learner’s permit holders younger than 18 may not drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and may not carry more than two passengers in addition to the supervising driver.

Gianni Evangelisti
Gianni has been working in the test prep industry for 6+ years. Gianni has created test prep materials across multiple different exam categories.