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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your NE Permit Test

There are a few reasons, test takers fail their NE Permit Test. A test taker who fails may not have studied thoroughly. Or he or she may have been nervous, anxious and/or distracted on the day of the test. If you fail your NE Permit Test, you will not receive your NE Learner's Permit, and you will need to retake the exam. You are able to do so after one day has passed, however, do not rush retaking the exam. Take your time. Read the entire NE Driver's Manual again and answer test questions on our website [link] so that the next time you take the NE Permit Test you have the best chance of passing.
If you pass your NE Permit Test, you will receive your NE Learner's Permit. In most instances, applicants will need to maintain their Learner's Permit for 6 months before they can take their NE Driving Exam. During this time, you should complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training or attend and complete a driver safety course.
No. You are not allowed to use your NE Driver's Manual or any other study material while you take your NE Permit Test.
No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an NE Driver's License.
In NE, the minimum age requirement is 14 years old if you are applying for a school's learner's permit (LPE). Nebraska uses a Graduated Licensing System. To see what type of permit you can apply for, you should contact your local DMV office for more information.
On the day of your NE Permit Test, you will need to bring proof of your identity, your Social Security Number and two documents that prove your residency in Nebraska. You can find a list of acceptable documents by visiting this website:
A licensed driver who is 21 years old or older should bring you to your NE Permit Test.
To have the best chance of passing your NE Permit Test, you should read the entire Manual. The Permit Test will test your knowledge of traffic safety laws, pavement markings speed limits, defensive driving, traffic signs, alcohol and drug laws and many more topics that are covered in the NE Driver's Manual.
The NE Permit Test consists of 25 multiple questions. You will need to answer 20 of those 25 questions correctly in order to pass.