SEOUL: A 68-year-old woman in South Korea has passed the written test for her driving licence after 950 attempts.

Cha Sa-Soon finally scored the 60 percent required after sitting the exam nearly every day since April 2005, said officials at the drivers' licensing agency in Jeonju, 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of Seoul.

Yonhap news agency said she had spent more than five million won (4,200 dollars) in the process.

But it's not over yet for Cha, who now has to take the road driving part of the test before she can be given a licence.

"I felt so ashamed of myself for failing so many times but I simply could not give it up," Cha told Yonhap.

"My four children were overjoyed at the news that I finally passed it," she said.

"I still have to pass the real driving test but I think it will be easier for me to pass than the paper test," she said, adding that she needed a driver's licence for her vegetable-selling business.