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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your NY Permit Test
- What happens if I fail my NY permit test?
- How long do I have to wait to retake the NY permit test if I fail?
- What happens after I pass my NY permit test?
- What kind of questions should I expect for the NY permit test?
- What do I need to pass the NY permit test?
- Is the NY permit test difficult?
- Is the NY permit test open book?
- Do I need to take a drug test before I can take my NY permit test?
- Where can I take my NY permit test?
- When am I eligible to get my NY permit?
- What documents do I need to bring with me when I apply for my NY license?
- How much does it cost to take the NY Permit Test?
- Does anyone need to accompany me to my NY permit test?
If you fail your NY permit test, you are allowed to retake the test as many times as necessary. There is no limit, and you will not be required to pay another application fee. However, if you fail the NY permit test more than three times, you will have to wait 6 months before retrying.
You are able to retake the test immediately. However, you shouldn't rush it. Before retaking the NY 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 the NY permit test, you will need to wait at least 6 months before you can applying for the NY Driving Exam (or road test). During this period, you should practice driving with a licensed driver who is 21 years old or older. Before your road test, you will need to complete 50 hours of road time practice. You must also have completed five hours of a pre-licensing class or you must be enrolled in a Driver's Education course at your high school or college.
The NY permit tests consists of 20 questions that will cover basic rules of the road: parallel parking, intersections, traffic crashes, sharing the road, passing and yielding. Approximately 4 of the 20 questions will be about road signs.
To pass the NY permit test you need to answer at least 14 out of the 20 questions correctly. Additionally, you must answer at least 2 of the questions about road signs.
The NY permit test is most difficult for applicants who do not study. To give yourself the best chance of passing your NY permit test successfully, you should study the NY Driver's manual.
No. The NY permit test is not an open book test. Under no circumstances are you allowed to use your NY 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.
You should take your NY permit test at your local DMV office. You can find a list of available DMV offices in your area by visiting this website: https://dmv.ny.gov/offices.
You have to be at least 16 years old to take the NY permit test.
When you apply for your NY license, you should bring with you a completed Form MV-44, your social security card, the application fee and documents that prove your age and identity. If you prefer not to take the vision test at the DMV, you will also need Form MV-619 signed by a licensed eye care professional.
The fees for the NY permit test vary from $80 to $108. Age and location are two factors that will affect your NY permit test fee. The fee will include a $12.50 photo document fee and a $1 Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District fee. You can call your local DMV office or visit this website www.dmv.ny.gov to determine what your fee will be.
A parent, legal guardian or a licensed driver, who is 21 years old or older and possess a valid driver's license should accompany you to your NY permit test.