Quick note: This test is timed! You have N MINUTES to complete the test! All unanswered questions will be marked as incorrect. Good luck and godspeed!

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Did you know that the California written permit test for adults is different from the DMV exam taken by teens? It comes as a surprise to most drivers permit applicants, but that's how it is! We believe in keeping it real and that's why we have a special 2019 California practice permit test designed specifically for adults who are applying for a CA learners permit!  A practice test that follow the same format the real written test does and provides you with a great chance to prepare for your DMV experience!

The permit test for adults in CA has 36 questions and you need to answer at least 29 of them correctly if you want to walk out of the DMV with a drivers permit in your pocket!  While this may seem as a pretty high bar to jump, it really isn't, all you need to nail the exam is a little time, the official California driver's manual and our awesome CA permit practice test for adults!

Our practice quiz was designed to follow the real written test to the letter, it has the same number of questions and uses the same grading system.  All questions are multiple choice and there is only one correct answer to any question.  The practice exam is interactive and will provide you with immediate feedback just as soon as you select one of the answers, you don't have to wait until the end of the permit practice test to find out where you went wrong! 

This adult California permit practice test is based on the drivers handbook, the same book the DMV uses to draw up questions for the real permit test.  All questions on the practice test are state-specific and they are being reviewed regularly to make sure the test is up to the standards of 2019.  If you are using this practice test to study, we advise that you keep the book open as you go through the exam and research every question you miss immediately!  If you are trying to check whether you are prepared for the real thing, then put the book away and no googling for answers!

This online CA practice permit test for adults is completely free and since questions are chosen randomly from a large knowledge base every time you take the test, it's like taking a completely new exam every time!  Make sure you keep taking the test until you can score at least 90% every time you take it (yes, we remember that the passing score is 80%, but you do need a safety cushion)!  There is really no such thing as "over-studying" when it comes to your permit test and being 18 or older doesn't make passing that much easier!

Good luck at your local DMV!