DMV: Testing - Knowledge and Vision Tests

Taking the Vision and Learner's Permit Tests

Learner's permit testing is offered by appointment only at the following DMV offices: Bridgeport, Cheshire, Danbury, HamdenNorwalk, Old Saybrook, Waterbury, Wethersfield and Willimantic. Make your appointment here.


The vision and learner's permit knowledge tests are given during the same appointment.  If you fail the vision test, you will not be able to proceed to the knowledge test and will be required to reschedule.


Taking the Eye (Vision) and Law (Knowledge) Test:

You must be prepared with all necessary documents before vision and knowledge testing will be given. Photocopies or faxed copies of any documents are not acceptable.

To begin testing you will need to bring:

The Vision Test Evaluates:

       Acuity (how clearly you see).
       Peripheral vision (how far you can see to either side while looking straight ahead).
       Depth and color perception.

The minimal vision requirements for all classes of license is at least 20/40 in each eye with or without glasses or contact lenses. If the applicant is blind in one eye, the other eye must be at least 20/30.

The Knowledge Test:

  • The knowledge test is based on the information contained in the Connecticut Driver's Manual.
  • The exam consists of 25 questions. An applicant needs 20 correct answers to pass.

Failing the Knowledge Test:

If you fail the knowledge test portion you must wait one week (7 days) before you can take the test again and must repay the License Exam Fee.

  • Knowledge test results are valid for 2 years.

Try Our Sample Online Questions for a Driver's License Test

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Content Last Modified on 5/1/2014 12:48:23 PM