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North Carolina Permit Practice Test

Pass the North Carolina DMV Permit Test on your very first try! Take our FREE Permit Practice Test for the ultimate test preparation. Our Practice Test has 25 multiple-choice questions, and real scenarios, and gives immediate feedback.

Who this Practice Test is for:

  • Individuals Seeking Their First driver's license
  • People 15 - 18 Years Old 
  • Teen Drivers Moving to North Carolina 

What's the North Carolina Permit Test Like:

  • The test consists of 25 multiple-choice questions.
  • You must answer at least 20 questions correctly to pass.
  • The questions cover a variety of topics related to driving laws and safe driving practices.
  • The test is administered on a computer



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North Carolina Permit Practice Test

Your North Carolina learner’s permit will be yours in no time with our free permit practice test! With actual sample DMV questions and answers right from the state driver’s manual, we’ll prepare you for your permit exam quickly and efficiently using proven study methods that help you learn fast and remember the materials when you need them. We ensure our test has the most up-to-date information so you’re only studying accurate, relevant questions that you can expect to see on your actual NC DMV permit exam.

Our free NC permit practice test includes 25 multiple-choice questions that mimic the structure and format of your DMV permit test. You’ll get detailed answers with each question that provide the context you need to remember the information. Answer 20 questions correctly for a passing score, with real-time feedback showing you how you’re doing as you progress through the practice test. If you miss any questions, you’ll get a full breakdown at the end of your quiz so that you can plan out which topics you need to study more before you schedule your permit exam appointment. Best of all, a free NC permit practice test means you can take it as many times as you want, so use this quiz to track your improvement and ace your North Carolina permit test in a snap.

North Carolina Permit Practice Test FAQs:

What questions are on the North Carolina permit test?

The North Carolina DMV written permit test features questions based on topics found within the DMV driver’s manual. Expect to answer questions on sharing the road, following distances, speed limits, pavement markings, and more.

What’s the difference between a North Carolina permit test and a North Carolina license test?

In North Carolina, you must first earn an instruction permit before you can earn a driver’s license if you’ve never been licensed anywhere before. The North Carolina permit test is a written knowledge exam showing that you’ve learned enough to start practicing driving under supervision. The license test comes after you’ve practiced driving, and is a practical (i.e., behind-the-wheel) road exam where you demonstrate that you are a safe and responsible driver.

How do I earn my North Carolina learner’s permit?

To earn your North Carolina learner’s permit, you must be at least 15 years old and pass a written general knowledge exam on North Carolina traffic laws. If you’re under 18 years old, you’ll need to hold your permit for at least 1 year, be at least 16 years old, and complete both a driver’s education course and at least 60 hours of driving practice before you can take the road test for your North Carolina driver’s license. Applicants who are at least 18 are not required to earn a permit first, but if you wish to practice driving in any way before taking the road test, the learner’s permit is necessary.

North Carolina DMV Sample Test Questions

Bicyclists who have their own lane are:
  • Must ride to the right of motor vehicle traffic.
  • Required to surrender the majority of their lane to another vehicle that wishes to pass.
  • Breaking the law by taking up an entire lane that could be used by vehicles.
  • None of the listed answers are correct.
Drivers under the age of 18 must have how many hours of behind the wheel instruction?
  • 8
  • 1
  • 7
  • 5
  • 4
How much does a learner's permit cost?
  • $21.50
  • 35
  • 25
  • 50
If convicted of littering, the minimum fine for your first offense is:
  • 250
  • 100
  • 150
  • 200
  • 500
If you have questions about insurance points, who should you contact?
  • Your insurance agent.
  • The Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • The Department of Transportation.
  • A law enforcement agency.