North Carolina Permit Test No. 1 - 25 Questions - Free

North Carolina Permit Test No. 1

North Carolina Permit Test No. 1 - Passing score: 80%

The passing score in North Carolina is 80 percent. It means you should answer at least 20 out of 25 questions correctly to pass both this practice test and the real DMV test.

The safest tactic, however, is to aim for a full score on each DMV practice test.

Take as many tests as you need to feel comfortable with all answers. Learn by your mistakes. If needed, use the DMV Driver Handbook and read up on the facts.

The more practice tests you take, the more you cover of the North Carolina Driver Handbook and the easier the real test will be.

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What You Must Know for Your North Carolina DMV Knowledge Test

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles


To apply for a North Carolina graduated license and before you can take the knowledge test, you must be at least 15 years old and show a Driving Eligibility Certificate and a Driver's Education Certificate from an approved driver education course. Anyone under 18 years must also be enrolled in school and be making progress toward a high school diploma or GED.

During your driver education course you must have completed at least 30 hours classroom instruction and six hours behind-the wheel instruction.

If you are 18 years or older, the course isn't mandatory and you may apply for a learner's permit or full driver's license at an N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles driver license office.

The Knowledge Test

The NC knowledge test for a learner's permit or driver's license has two parts.

  • A road sign test with 12 questions.
  • A multiple-choice test on NC laws and driving rules with 25 questions.
Note: the road sign test is not required when you take a renewal test.

The practice tests on this website mixes road sign questions and questions about traffic laws and safe driving.

Passing Score on the NC Knowledge Test

The passing score in North Carolina is 80%. This means that you should correctly identify at least 9 road signs and correctly answer at least 20 multiple-choice questions.

If you fail the test, you can usually retake the test the next day.

North Carolina does not reveal failure rates on the official knowledge test, but users report that the multiple-choice test is fairly difficult.

Read more about NCDOT License testing here


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Even if all test questions and answers are carefully reviewed and verified against the North Carolina Driver Handbook and State laws, there is always a risk of errors in a test when rules change. Let us know if you find something we have missed in our practice tests and we will correct it!

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Learn More!

There are many articles on that can help you learn more.

A basic rule in education is that the you cannot really learn anything if you just remember isolated facts and try recall them for a test. You need to connect the dots and understand how facts can be used in real life, or in this case, how they will help you on the road.