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If you properly prepare for the written driver's test, it will not be difficult to pass with flying colors. If you fail the knowledge test, you can take it again but you must wait seven full days before you can take it again. Following the tips we have provided for you here should help you pass it the first time around. There are 46 questions on the test that cover information about California signs and traffic laws. The questions are in multiple-choice format. You will need to score at least a 38 to pass.
One of the best resources for studying is the California Driver Handbook. Every question that will be on the written test is in this handbook. Reading and studying this handbook for a week or two will get you ready for taking the written test. One way of making sure that you are ready is to take a practice test. These pre-tests are available online and can help you identify any areas where you may need to do extra studying.
If you are under 17½ years old, you are also required to complete a California driver's education course that is DMV-approved. This will also help you get ready for the written test.
When you are ready to take the written test, there are some things you will need to bring with you to your local DMV office. The DMV website offers the ability to make an appointment online and provides a phone number as well so you can save some time. We have listed the items below that you will need to have ready. Not having these with you can prevent you from being able to take the test, so make sure to have all documents together in a folder and placed where you won't forget to grab them on the way out the door.
It's easy to get nervous before taking the written test. The night before you take it, be sure to get a good night's sleep and try not to stress. The test isn't exceptionally long and if you have studied and prepared yourself, you'll do great.
Eat breakfast before the test but not anything heavy, especially if you get really nervous taking tests. A light breakfast of fruit and toast or something similar will prevent you from having an upset stomach due to being hungry, and you won't be uncomfortable from eating a heavy meal.
Above all, relax and don't worry. Most people pass the written test with no problem if they have studied, so you will have nothing to stress about as long as you have prepared beforehand. Take your time, read the questions carefully, and don't be in a hurry to finish. Good luck!