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Free Connecticut DMV Permit Practice Test (CT)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Connecticut 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024

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6 min to complete
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This Connecticut DMV practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 CT Driver Handbook. The Connecticut DMV written permit test contains 25 questions. To achieve the passing score of 80% necessary to get your learner’s permit, you must answer 20 questions correctly. The fee to take the knowledge test is $40, and if you pass, you will need to pay an additional $19 for your learner’s permit. If you fail the knowledge test, you will have to wait seven days and re-pay the $40 fee. Individuals under age 18 must have a guardian or parent’s permission to apply for a learner’s permit. Those who are under age 18 must also have their permits for at least 120 days before moving on with the licensing process, such as taking the road test, whereas those over 18 only need to wait for 90 days. The Connecticut DMV also asks that you schedule your appointment online for taking the knowledge test, using their website. If you need hearing interpreter services for taking your test, you must visit the office where your appointment is scheduled to arrange for them.



Can the permit test be taken online?

In Connecticut, the permit test must be taken in person at a DMV office. Online testing options are not currently available for the permit test.

What are effective study methods for the permit test?

Preparing for the permit test involves a thorough review of the Connecticut Driver’s Manual and taking practice tests to familiarize yourself with the test format and question styles.

How challenging is the learner’s permit test?

The difficulty level of the learner’s permit test varies per individual, but with proper preparation, including studying the Driver’s Manual and taking practice tests, it’s generally manageable.

What are the requirements to obtain a permit?

To get a permit, you need to provide proof of identity, proof of Connecticut residency, pass a vision test, and successfully complete the written knowledge test.

How much does the permit test cost?

The cost for the permit test in Connecticut is approximately $40, which includes the fee for both the knowledge test and the learner’s permit. It’s advisable to check the latest fees on the Connecticut DMV website.


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16 y/o

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List of questions (classic view)

  1. Vertical rectangular signs with black letters on a white background are
  2. What does this sign mean?
  3. What does this sign mean?
  4. What does this sign mean?
  5. What might this sign mean?
  6. This sign indicates that you are approaching
  7. What does this sign mean?
  8. What do these yellow pavement markings mean?
  9. The number on this sign represents
  10. What does this sign indicate?
  11. To pass the DMV vision test, your visual acuity must be ______ or better.
  12. If your driver's license says you must wear corrective lenses and you are stopped by a law enforcement officer while you're not wearing them,
  13. A licensed driver under 18 years of age may not drive between _________ except for church, school, employment, medical necessity, or emergencies.
  14. If your vehicle fails an emissions inspection, you will have ________ to have the problem fixed and the emissions rechecked.
  15. Which of the following statements about turning is FALSE?
  16. Unbalanced tires or low tire pressures can cause
  17. If your vehicle doesn't have antilock brakes (ABS) and your brakes fail while you're driving, what should you do?
  18. In Connecticut, you may not park your vehicle
  19. In Connecticut, a driver who is at least 18 years of age
  20. Which of the following statements about seat belts is FALSE?
  21. When turning sharp corners, turn the steering wheel using the
  22. Safer drivers tend to look at least _________ ahead of their vehicles.
  23. Before turning right at an intersection, you should make sure that there is no traffic approaching
  24. If you see or hear an emergency vehicle using a siren, air horn, or a red or blue flashing light approaching from any direction, you must
  25. If you enter an intersection and there isn't sufficient space on the opposite side of the intersection to accommodate your vehicle, you may end up obstructing traffic. This situation is commonly known as
  26. Blind pedestrians may carry _________ canes or use the assistance of guide dogs.
  27. In Connecticut, when must you yield the right-of-way to a bicyclist?
  28. What should you do when you approach a horse and rider on a roadway?
  29. If you're being tailgated (followed closely), you should
  30. At 55 mph on a two-lane road, you need about ________ to pass another vehicle safely.
  31. If it feels like your tires have lost traction with the surface of the road, you should
  32. When you see a flashing yellow traffic light at an intersection, you should
  33. If you fail a chemical test for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), your driver's license will be suspended for at least
  34. A dashed yellow line alongside a solid yellow line indicates that
  35. In Connecticut, you may not park within ________ of a fire hydrant.
  36. When you are driving at night and there are no other vehicles within 500 feet, you should
  37. Which of the following statements about railroad crossings is FALSE?
  38. Which of the following statements is FALSE?
  39. The correct hand signal to indicate a right turn is
  40. Which of the following right-of-way rules is FALSE?