Select Your Free 2024 SC Permit Practice Test to Get Started

Select Your <strong>Free 2024 SC Permit Practice Test</strong> to Get Started
Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Kiawah…South Carolina has no shortage of beach towns that range from luxurious and exclusive to whimsical and eccentric. Hidden gems lie further inland along Botany Bay Boulevard on Edisto Island and the Cherokee Foothills Highway past Greenville. Don’t leave home without your required driver’s license to travel South Carolina’s scenic roads. Getting your driver’s license doesn’t starts with taking a multiple choice written test on the rules of the road. Routinely referred to as the South Carolina permit test, this multiple choice exam includes questions based on the material found the state drivers handbook. To help get you started, we’ve included the official South Carolina driver’s handbook and a few practice tests. Once you feel you are familiar with the information in the handbook, its time to test your knowledge with our SC Permit Practice Tests. Combined, these study tools have been proven to boost scores and make safer drivers. Select a practice test to get started.

Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)

  • Questions 1-40
    Permit Test 1

    Start your journey by learning the fundamentals of driving in South Carolina.  Multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of the rules of the road.

  • Questions 41-80
    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.

  • Questions 81-120
    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.

  • Questions 121-160
    Permit Test 4

    Features safe driving questions with an emphasis on defensive driving, distracted driving, emergency situations, railroad crossings, accidents, and road signs.

  • Questions 161-210
    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.

  • 30 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.

  • Questions 211-360
    Mega Test

    Boost your knowledge with this massive practice test.  Features hundreds of questions from every road rules category.  Perfect for the day before the exam.

South Carolina Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your SC Permit

When can I apply for a learner's permit in South Carolina?

You can apply at age 15.

What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?

You will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test. Once you receive your permit and begin practicing driving, you must have a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old with at least one year of driving experience seated in the front seat with you at all times.

How many questions are on the South Carolina permit test?

The test has 30 questions.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer at least 24 questions correctly in order to pass.

How should I prepare for the South Carolina permit test?

To receive your Learner’s Permit quickly and with as little hassle as possible, we encourage you to study for the test. One effective way to study for the test is to complete online practice exams that boast real sample questions. Test your current driving knowledge now by clicking on the following link to take a South Carolina practice permit test.

Where do I take the South Carolina permit test?

The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) licenses drivers in the state. Visit to locate an office near you.

How much does the South Carolina permit test cost?

Fees total $4.50.

What can I expect on test day?

Plan to have a parent or guardian accompany you to the DMV office. Also, be sure to bring proper identification. You will need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.