Samples of Driver License Knowledge Tests
You will need a federal compliant card such as a passport, military ID, or REAL ID to board a domestic flight or access some federal facilities beginning October 1, 2020. The DMV will start offering REAL ID driver licenses and ID cards on January 22, 2018. A field office visit is required to apply for a REAL ID.
Before you come into DMV to take your knowledge test, practice taking one (or all) of these sample tests.
Note: To allow you sufficient time for testing, DMV will not be administering knowledge tests after 4:30 p.m.
When you are ready to take the actual test, keep these suggestions in mind:
- Review the California Driver Handbook. It contains a lot of information and it may take you a few days to get through it.
- Read the test questions carefully. Don't read anything extra into the question. There will be one correct answer and the other two answer choices will be either obviously wrong or not appropriate for the question asked.
- Remember, all the test questions are taken from the handbook. If you miss a question, the field office employee can tell you on which page to find the correct answer.
- Don't be nervous. DMV wants you to pass your test. Good Luck!
Commercial Driver (Class A or B License)
Regular Driver (Class C License)
Motorcycle Driver (Class M License)