In this article, we cover the essential details about the Knowledge Test / Written test that is required to be completed by all eligible persons applying for a Drivers Licence or Permit in the state of Virginia
The authority conducting the required assessments and issuing the driving license is the Department of Motor Vehicles
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 
Is ‘Hardship Licence’ available for eligible minors in this state ?
Minimum age for learner’s permit
15 years, 6 months
Minimum Age for Restricted Licence
16 years, 3 months
Minimum Age for Full Unrestricted Licence
Validity period of the full (unrestricted) license
8 years from the date of issue. Refer to the official manual for any exceptions where the validity period may be shorter.
Notes / Comments
Learner must hold permit for nine months and log 45 supervised driving hours, 15 of which must be at night. Under 18 may not carry more than one minor passenger for the first six months of being licensed and no more than three passengers until reaching age 18. All minors subject to a curfew between midnight to 4:00 a.m. until reaching age 18.
The complete and official details about the procedure to obtain a Learner’s permit and various classes of driving licences Virginia State are available on the official website. You can also download or fill online the required forms and understand the procedure for scheduling your essential written / knowledge tests.
Link to the official DOT / MOT / DMV website
Click on this link to access the official DOT / MOT / DMV website for the information and documents required for applying for a new Learner’s Permit, Driver’s License or renewal / reissue of current or expired Licences. Virginia
2020 Virginia State Drivers Manual
The questions in the Virginia state Drivers Knowledge Test / Written test are derived from the official drivers manual. You should be thoroughly familiar with various aspects including highway signs, traffic signals and pavement markings, vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs and markers, rules about parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability (DUI rules) as applicable in the state.
You can download a soft copy (PDF) of the manual from this link : Virginia State Driver’s Manual Download Link (PDF)
2020 Virginia State Drivers Written Test / Knowledge Test
Before being permitted to drive / learn driving in a motor vehicle, one of the first steps is to clear a written / knowledge test that assesses your theoretical knowledge of the driving rules in the state. The test may be conducted in a Paper / Pen or a Computer based Testing mode. (A normal computer terminal or a touch screen device.) The two-part knowledge exam is given on a computer and tests your knowledge of traffic signs, motor vehicle laws, and safe driving.
Exam questions are taken from information in this manual. You must correctly answer all ten traffic sign questions in part one of the exam before you can take part two of the exam. Part two tests your general knowledge with multiple choice questions. You must answer at least 80 percent of these questions correctly to pass part two.
Total number of questions in the 2020 Knowledge test
35 Objective Type Questions
Minimum number of questions to be answered correctly to pass
Minimum number of questions to be answered correctly to pass the DMV / MOT / DOT Knowledge Test (in terms of % of total questions)
86% of the questions have to be answered correctly in total
Maximum Errors allowed in the Written / Knowledge test
0 errors in Road Sign identification questions up to 5 errors in Road Rules questions
There is no negative marking in the Drivers Permit / License Written or Knowledge Test 2020.
Retaking the DMV / MOT / DOT Licence or Permit Written or Knowledge Test
Refer to the Driver’s Manual for details on the re-test procedure if you do not clear the Knowledge test in the first attempt. In general, you are allowed to retake the test with a reasonable time gap between each attempt.
You may have to pay the full testing fees for every attempt. In some cases, a longer time period may be required after a series of unsuccessful attempts, to ensure that the applicant has enough time to practice adequately for the next attempt.
MagicExam Practice tests 2020
Why should you use the MagicExam Practice tests to prepare for the Virginia DMV / MOT / DOT 2020 Knowledge Written test ?
Less then 50% of the first time test takers clear the Knowledge test. Though all the questions are based on the Driver’s Manual, the document may be a little too extensive, preventing effective preparation.
Our Practice Test Question bank consists of all the important aspects from the manual in an easy to understand and remember Objective Questions format. With our online practice tests, the questions and answer choices are shuffled with every attempt and you can practice each test unlimited number of times till you consistently score higher than the minimum pass percentage.
When you take the real test, you will have already practiced enough questions and you should be able to complete the test within the limited time. Our tests are based on a question bank of more than 700 state-specific questions that cover every topic you’ll be tested on.
By practicing with our mock tests, you save money in retest costs, save time and effort.