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North Carolina Permit Practice Test 2

Take our FREE NC Permit Practice Test today! We offer unique, hand-written questions formed straight from the North Carolina Drivers manual to give you a better chance at passing your DMV Test.
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North Carolina Permit Practice Test

Take the stress out of earning your North Carolina permit! Our free online NC permit practice test is the proven study tool you need to ensure you ace your permit exam on your very first try. Using real questions right out of your driver’s handbook—the same source the DMV uses to build your permit test—you’ll have access to the most accurate and up-to-date driving laws and regulations… without spending hours and hours poring through pages of study guides.

You’ll get 25 state-specific questions designed exclusively for North Carolina drivers. The structure of this NC practice test mimics the format of the real NC DMV permit exam, so you’ll be extra prepared for what to expect. Each answer offers detailed real-time context to the law or regulation the question is about—get 20 of them right, and you pass! Missed a few? No worries—you’ll get a full review at the end of your quiz so that you know exactly which subjects you’ll want to revisit and learn a little better. And since our NC permit practice test is always free, come back to it and retake it as many times as you need to see how you’re improving.

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

A single-point interchange compresses ____ intersections into a single intersection over or under a free-flowing road.
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
A solid yellow arrow on a left-turn traffic signal indicates that you should:
  • Be ready to stop.
  • Stop, as there are no turns allowed.
  • Turn left, but yield first.
  • Turn left.
A _______________ driver's license is required to operate a combination vehicle that is exempt from CDL requirements when the towed unit has a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more.
  • Class A regular.
  • Class C regular.
  • Class B regular.
  • Limited learning permit.
According to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), to obtain a driver's license, learner's permit or an identification card, you will need to _______.
  • Demonstrate proof of your legal presence in the U.S.
  • Present your employment history.
  • Pass a hearing test.
  • Show full employment history.
  • Fill out form I-798 Financial Assets.
Good drivers scan the roadway:
  • 10 to 15 seconds ahead.
  • 1 to 2 seconds ahead.
  • 2 to 5 seconds ahead.
  • 5 to 10 seconds ahead.
  • None of the listed answers are correct.