Nevada DMV Practice Tests

Tired of reading the Nevada driver’s manual? Preparing for the exam doesn't have to be boring. Our Nevada teen permit test and the Nevada new-to-state driver’s license test, among others, change the routine of getting your Nevada driver's license.

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Nevada Driver's License Resources

Whether you’re getting ready to take your learner’s permit written test for the first time, studying to get a motorcycle endorsement so you can ride your new bike, or preparing for your CDL exam to drive a commercial vehicle, we’ve gathered a wealth of resources and knowledge to help you obtain your driving credentials.

All Drivers

If you’re renewing a license that has been expired for longer than a year, or if you’re applying for reinstatement after a suspension, you may have to retake the written exam in order to obtain your license.

Free Practice Tests

Driver's License practice tests
Learner's Permit practice tests
Motorcycle Endorsement practice tests
CDL practice tests
Road Signs and Signals practice tests

Resources for all drivers

Read the official Nevada driver’s manual
Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license renewal test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Read our driving safety articles

Nevada DMV quick links for all drivers

Nevada DMV home page
Renewal information
Online renewal
DMV locations
Identification requirements
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

In order to apply for a driver license in Nevada, you must be at least 16 years of age. If you are 18 years of age or older, you must pass a vision screening and knowledge exam, obtain an instruction permit, and then schedule and pass a road test in order to apply for a driver license. If you are under 18 years of age, you must hold a valid instruction permit for at least six months, present a certificate of completion from an approved driver education course or a high school report/transcript, present a completed driver experience log, and pass the road test in order to apply for a full driver license. In order to apply for a permit if you are under 18 years of age, you must be at least 15 and a half years of age and pass a vision screening and knowledge exam.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Nevada driver’s manual
Take one of our free learner’s permit practice tests
Check out our new & teen driver frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a learner’s permit test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Nevada DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Beginning drivers 18 and older
Teen driving
Beginning driver training guide
Knowledge exam and road test information
List of driving schools and testing sites

New-to-State Drivers

New Nevada residents must obtain a Nevada driver license within 30 days of moving to the state. If you are under 21, you will be required to take a knowledge test even if you have valid, unexpired license from another state. If your out-of-state license has been expired for more than one year, you will be required to take a knowledge test, and if it has been expired for more than four years, you will also be required to take a road test.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Nevada driver’s manual
Take one of our free driver’s license practice tests
Check out our new-to-state frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a new-to-state driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Nevada DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

Nevada issues a Class M driver license for the operation of motorcycles. In order to obtain a Class M license, you may either complete an approved course administered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, or pass the motorcycle knowledge exam and road test at the DMV. If you choose to take the tests, you have the option of requesting a motorcycle instruction permit once you have passed the knowledge exam but before you take the road test, which will allow you to practice riding before you take the road test. If you choose not to obtain an instruction permit, you will not be able to ride a motorcycle until you have successfully passed the road test. Applicants who are under 18 years of age must also comply with all teen driver requirements in order to obtain a Class M license.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Nevada motorcycle manual
Take one of our free motorcycle license practice tests
Check out our motorcycle license frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a motorcycle license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
New-to-state motorcycle insurance

Nevada DMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle license information
Sign up for a motorcycle safety class
Motorcycle road test information

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Nevada. You must be at least 18 years of age, hold a non-commercial or commercial license, obtain a CLP for at least fourteen days, and pass a skills test in order to obtain a CDL. In order to obtain a CLP, you must first pass a knowledge exam.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Nevada CDL manual
Take one of our free CDL practice tests
Buy a CDL test paid cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy CDL insurance

Nevada DMV quick links for CDL

CDL information
CDL training schools

Nevada DMV Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 50 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 40 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again in 1 day.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Who has to take the written test? Teens of what ages?

Anyone who is getting their driver’s license for the first time must pass the written test. Teens can take the test if they are at least 16 years old and have completed a state-approved driver’s education course. If they’re under 18 years of age, they will also need parental consent.

Are you required to take the written test when renewing, and if so every time you renew or just sometimes? What are the conditions if just sometimes?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license unless it has been expired for more than             30 days.

If you’re new to state are you required to take the written test?

If you hold a valid driver’s license from another state, or a license that has not been expired for more than 30 days, then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver’s examination. However, if you are under 21 and cannot provide your out-of-state license then you are required to take the written test.

Who has to take the behind the wheel / on-road driving test?

Anyone who is getting their driver’s license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests. Additionally, you will also be required to re-pass both tests if your driver’s license has been expired for over 1 year and you want to renew it.

Nevada DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 16 years old, though all riders under18 years of age must be in compliance with all of the state’s other teen driving laws and must also have parental consent.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

What are the permit restrictions for motorcycles?

You cannot drive on highways, drive during hours of darkness, or carry any passengers. Additionally, you must be directly supervised at all times by a licensed motorcyclist over who is at least 21 years of age, has held a motorcycle license for at least 1 year, and is also riding a motorcycle.

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle driving test?

Yes, you are required to pass a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle license.

Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

Both the written and on-road tests can be waived by anyone who completes a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified motorcycle training course.

What is the helmet law is this state?

All operators and passengers of a motorcycle are required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle, regardless of their age.

Nevada Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters in Nevada are required to have a vessel operator certification card and must complete a boating safety class approved by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by either Boat-Ed.com or BoatUS.org.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after January 1, 1983 who are of legal age must complete a certified boating safety course in order to operate a motorboat with more than 15 HP on Nevada waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

Nevada boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations, and testing requirements may vary for each one. You can find a list of all approved safety courses on the NDOW website, which you may use to contact the instructor of a course near you for more specific information regarding testing requirements.

The online safety courses generally have 60 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 70% (42 questions) correctly on the online test in order to pass.