Permit Practice Tests (406 questions)
Permit Test 1
Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in North Carolina. Multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the rules of the road.
Permit Test 2
Introduction to common road signs, lane markings, speed limits, traffic lights, sharing the road, child restraint systems, hand signals, and seatbelt usage.
Permit Test 3
Questions designed to test your knowledge of driving in poor weather conditions, phone usage, parking rules, lane changes, road signs, traffic signals, and blind spots.
Permit Test 4
Features safe driving questions with an emphasis on defensive driving, distracted driving, emergency situations, railroad crossings, accidents, and road signs.
Road Signs Test
This practice test will test your knowledge of various road signs and their meanings. Learn how to identify road signs by shape and color.
25 random questions
DMV Test Simulator
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.
North Carolina DMV Handbook 2023
Get the latest (2023) official NC DMV Handbook.
North Carolina Permit Test FAQ
Applying for Your NC Permit
When can I apply for a learner's permit in North Carolina?
Teens in North Carolina can apply for a limited Learner’s Permit when they are 15 years old.
What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?
You must have completed an approved driver education program. In addition, you must pass a written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.
How many questions are on the North Carolina permit test?
There are 25 questions on the test.
How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?
To pass, you must answer at least 20 questions correctly.
How should I prepare for the North Carolina permit test?
Studying for the test will help ensure that you receive your Learner’s Permit as quickly as possible. One of the best, most effective ways to study is to take online practice exams that provide real sample questions from the state exam. Simply click on the following link to take a North Carolina practice permit test right now.
Where do I take the North Carolina permit test?
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for licensing drivers. Visit https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/Pages/default.aspx to find the office closest to you.
How much does the North Carolina permit test cost?
There is a $15 fee.
What can I expect on test day?
Go to the local DMV office with a parent or guardian and at least two forms of identification. Once at the office, you will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test in order to receive your Learner’s Permit.