Common Mistakes People Make When Taking Their DMV Written Exam

For every ten people who take the DMV written test, four of them will fail and the reasons behind this is are often very common mistakes that people will make in their preparation for the exam.  If you are learning to drive and want to make sure that you ace your exam and that you can get out driving as soon as possible, it is important that you are aware of the mistakes of others and that you do all that you can to avoid them.

With this in mind, we have put together some of the most common mistakes that people make during their preparation for the DMV written test. Take a look at these common errors that are made and make sure that you are not guilty of any of them during the preparation process for your written DMV test.


This is not the type of test that you can pass by cramming the night before the exam and if you want to pass this test and get out on the road, you need to ensure that you have planned your time well in the lead up to your test. First of all cramming is not an effective way of studying and if you use this method you will have a great deal of problems remembering everything that you need to. Secondly, the type of information that you need to pass your test needs to be learned, seen and remembered, something which you simply cannot do with a power session the night before your test.

Time Management

Whilst it is most definitely important that you plan ahead of time to study for your test, it is also vitally important that you plan your study time well so that you can cover all of the topics in the handbook. In order to do this well you need to split up each topic in the handbook and assign a time to studying for this particular area. If you plan your time like this then you can be safe in the knowledge that you will have covered all bases when studying and also that you have sufficient time to recap on what you have already learned.

Reading Only

I you think that you can pass the exam by solely reading the handbook then you are unfortunately mistaken and it takes a little bit more than just reading to get through this test. It is important that you not only read the handbook, but also that you truly understand what you are reading. In order to do this you need to get interactive with it and start highlighting important sections, summarizing passages on your own and underlining the most important parts that you are reading. Doing this will ensure that you can easily absorb the key points when you re-read the book. Simply flicking through the pages will not help you to pass this exam.


You should not go into this test blind and in order to give yourself the best chance of passing, you need a little bit of experience in taking these tests. In order to do this you should go online and find some of the written test practice papers that you will find on there. Not only will practicing in this way greatly help your knowledge overall, it will also give you a taste of what the exam will be like so that you will be fully prepared when the time comes.

If you get  the preparation right you will be in with a very good chance of passing this exam, don’t try to wing it as you are likely to be one of those 4 in 10 that fail. If you want to start driving, put in the effort when it comes to studying for your DMV written test.