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Frequently Asked Questions - Preparing For Your NC Permit Test

Yes. You have to complete 30 hours of classroom instruction. There are many options available to you in North Carolina as local companies and public high schools offer Driver's Education courses. You should research to find the best fit for you.
You must answer 20 out of the 25 questions correctly.
Don't cram the night before your exam. Instead, you should review the notes and information you have already studied. If you've done a thorough job studying, the night before should be a quiet review session. It's also a good idea to take a few practice questions on our website.
The state of North Carolina doesn't provide exact statistics. You should make sure that you study thoroughly to give yourself the best opportunity to pass your NC Permit Test.
Once you're ready to take your NC Permit Test, you should go to your DMV office and bring with you two proofs of your identity, proof of your Social Security Number, proof your residency in NC and a $15 Permit Test fee. If you are under 18, you should also bring your Driver's Eligibility Certificate or high school diploma and a Driver's Education Certificate.
Reading the NC Driver's Manual gives you the best chance of passing successfully the NC Permit Test.
We wouldn't advise it. Reading completely the manual gives you the best chance of passing your NC Permit Test on the first try.
You may find a copy of the NC Driver's Manual at your local DMV office. Additionally, you can find a copy online by visiting this website: