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If you’re from Washington DC and are hoping to start a career driving large commercial vehicles such as flat-bed trucks and school buses, you’ll need to pass the Class A DMV permit test. Class A is the most advanced commercial driving license type in the District of Columbia, which qualifies holders to work driving some of the heaviest and most imposing vehicles on our roads. As the practical DC Class A test is harder than Class B or Class C, Class A license holders are also allowed to operate B and C-class vehicles, providing they have obtained any license-endorsements needed for that vehicle or situation. If you’re keen to begin studying for the Class A permit test for Washington DC, you can start your journey right here with this DMV general knowledge practice test!

There are more types of mandatory DC DMV test at for aspiring Class A drivers than there are for the lower two classes. This is because all Class A vehicles qualify as combination vehicles and are equipped with air brakes; these two features do not apply to small Class C vehicles and only air brakes apply to Class B. Consequently, if you’re hoping to pass the overall Class A DMV test for DC, you will have to acquire both Air Brake and Combination Vehicle endorsements before you can drive legally. Each of these endorsements comes with its own Washington DC DMV written test for 2018, which you can apply to take after you have passed the first and most important written exam – the CDL general knowledge DMV permit test. It is this initial theory assessment which will enable you to start taking driving lessons and which our Class A license DC practice test aims to prepare you for.

Of course, there are other endorsements besides Combination Vehicle and Air Brake, which apply to other vehicle features and driving professions. So, depending on what you want to do with your Class A license, you may need to take three or more endorsement exams. We did tell you Class A can be a lot of work! Fortunately, when it comes to getting ready for the endorsements we’ve got you covered! There are other free Washington DC CDL practice tests on our website which can help get you endorsement test-ready in no time at all. For the moment, you should direct your energy towards preparing for the general knowledge DMV DC permit test, using this Class A CDL practice test.

As this stage of assessment is the same for all commercial driving students, this Class A practice test for Washington DC can also be used by students hoping to obtain a Class B or Class C license. So, even if you’re not 100 percent sure what driving occupation you’d like to go into, you can still get the general knowledge exam out of the way. Subjects which will appear on our DMV CDL practice test DC quiz and the real exam include basic control of your vehicle, shifting gears, space management, seeing hazards, distracted driving, drugs and alcohol, fatigued driving, road rage management, vehicle inspection, road laws and road sign meanings. You can find out about all these topics in detail by downloading your free copy of the DC DMV handbook from their website. If you’re serious about passing the DMV permit test for Washington DC, you’ll need to read the DMV booklet at least once from start to finish.

We have included just 20 fixed DMV test questions on this simple introductory quiz, you should be able to work through it in less than five minutes. To secure a pass, you’re aiming to answer 80 percent of the questions correctly – just like the real exam. Good luck!