NH Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode have 25 random questions based on the handbook and real NH DMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study? Well, your first step is to get the latest version of the New Hampshire Driver’s Manual. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in New Hampshire is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 out of the 25 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent with ease.
Who Must Take the Written Knowledge Test?
You will be required to take the written, vision, and road tests when you have not been licensed before and apply for an initial New Hampshire driver’s license.
If you want to upgrade your license to a different class you must take the written test for that class of vehicle and a road test.
When moving to New Hampshire and transferring a valid out-of-state driver license, you do not normally have to take the written test. If your out-of-state license is no longer valid, a written and road test is often required.
When you want to transfer an out-of-country license, both a written knowledge test and road test are normally required.
What to Expect at the Test Station
You take the test on a touch screen monitor. No special knowledge of computers is required. Each question is displayed with four possible answers. Identify your choice by touching the letter on the screen which corresponds to your choice.
Tests are given on a first-come, first served walk-in basis only. You should arrive at the DMV office no later than 3:30 p.m. to be able to finish the test before closing.
New Hampshire written tests have a time limit based upon the number of questions. In general, you have one minute per question. Expect 40 questions for the Operator License and 40 minutes to complete the test.
A passing grade of 80% is required. If you exceed the time limit or have too many incorrect answers, the test will automatically terminate.
If you fail your test, you must wait ten days before you can take a new test.
The test station has an optional audio feature which can be accessed by using headphones. Let the licensing representative know if you have trouble reading and want to use headphones.