Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)
Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in New York. Multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the rules of the road.
Introduction to common road signs, lane markings, speed limits, traffic lights, sharing the road, child restraint systems, hand signals, and seatbelt usage.
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Features safe driving questions with an emphasis on defensive driving, distracted driving, emergency situations, railroad crossings, accidents, and road signs.
This practice test will test your knowledge of various road signs and their meanings. Learn how to identify road signs by shape and color.
20 random questions
Simulate test day with this practice test. Random questions generated from a huge database. No explanations. New questions with every attempt.
Boost your knowledge with this massive practice test. Features hundreds of questions from every road rules category. Perfect for the day before the exam.
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New York Permit Test FAQ
Applying for Your NY Permit Test
When can I apply for a learner's permit in New York?
When you are 16 years old you can apply for your Learner’s Permit in New York.
What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?
If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or legal guardian must give their consent by signing your New York driver’s license application. This requirement is waived however if you are 17 and have completed an approved driver education program. To receive your Learner’s Permit you will also need to pass a written knowledge test (again if you have not completed a driver’s education course) and a vision test.
How many questions are on the New York permit test?
There are a total of 20 questions on the written knowledge test.
How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?
You must answer at least 14 questions correctly to pass.
How should I prepare for the New York permit test?
To receive your Learner’s Permit as quickly as possible, we recommend that you study for the test. One particularly effective way to study is to take online practice exams that provide real sample questions from the state exam. Follow the link to take a New York practice permit test right now.
Where do I take the New York permit test?
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV) licenses drivers in the state of New York. Visit https://dmv.ny.gov/ to find a location near you.
How much does the New York permit test cost?
Fees vary by age, visit https://dmv.ny.gov/ for more information.
What can I expect on test day?
In addition to passing a vision test, if you have not completed a driver education program, you will be required to also pass a written knowledge test. Once you’ve completed these tests or there equivalents and you have submitted all the proper identification documents, you will receive your Learner’s Permit.