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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your NJ Permit Test
- How long do I have to wait to retake the NJ permit test if I fail?
- What happens after I pass my NJ permit test?
- What do I need to pass the NJ permit test?
- Is the NJ permit test difficult?
- Is the NJ permit test open book?
- Do I need to take a drug test before I can take my NJ permit test?
- What happens if I fail my NJ permit test?
- What kind of questions should I expect for the NJ permit test?
- Where can I take my NJ permit test?
- When am I eligible to get my NJ permit?
- What documents do I need to bring with me when I apply for my NJ license?
- Does anyone need to accompany me to my NJ permit test?
You are able to retake the test immediately. However, you shouldn't rush it. Before retaking the NJ permit test, make sure that you study thoroughly before trying again. If you fail the test three times, you will have to wait 6 months before you are able to try again.
After you pass your NJ Permit Test, you will have to wait 6 months before you can schedule your NJ Driving Exam. During that time, you should practice driving with a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older, accompanying you and sitting in the vehicle next to you. If you are 16 years old, you also need to attend a complete a Driving School course. Once the 6 months waiting period is over and you are at least 17, you may apply for your provisional license.
You must answer at least 40 out of 50 questions correctly in order to pass i.e. you need a score of 80% at least.
The NJ permit test is most difficult for applicants who do not study. To give yourself the best chance of passing your NJ permit test successfully, you should study the NJ Driver's manual.
No. The NJ permit test is not an open book test. Under no circumstances are you allowed to use your NJ Driver's Manual or any other study guides during the exam.
No. You do not required to take a drug test when applying for your learner's permit.
If you fail your NJ Permit Test, you will not receive your permit. You will be able to retake the test as early as you like, but don't rush retaking the NJ Permit Test if you have failed. You should retake your test after you've studied thoroughly and reread the entire NJ manual.
There are 50 Road Test questions on the NJ Permit Test. You must answer at least 40 questions correctly in order to pass i.e. you need a score of 80% at least.
You should take your NJ permit test at your local MVC office. You can find a list of available MVC offices in your area by visiting this website: http://www.nj.gov/mvc/
You have to be at least 16 years old to take the NJ permit test.
When you apply for NJ Driver's Permit, you will need to bring the $10 fee, a primary and secondary ID, your Social Security Number and proof of your address. These documents must total 6 points on New Jersey's verification scale. Visit this website for more information about acceptable documents: http://www.nj.gov/mvc/Licenses/DocumentSelector/index.htm.
A parent, legal guardian or a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older and who possesses a valid driver's license, should accompany you to your NJ permit test.