New Jersey Practice Tests at Driver’s Prep
Each permit practice test has 50 questions based on the handbook and real NJ MVC tests. After each question, you get instant feedback. There is a brief explanation if your answer is wrong.
It is a good idea to have your NJ Driver Manual handy and read up on questions you miss.
You can get the latest version of the New Jersey Driver Manual from your nearest MVC location – or download it online. Don’t use practice tests instead of the manual. Practice tests are a supplement to the manual, they should not replace it.
The passing score in New Jersey is 80 percent, which means you can’t miss more than 10 questions.
On the practice tests, you should aim for perfection. Read everything carefully. Make sure you fully understand the question and all option before answering. Even a single word can make an answer choice wrong. Each question has only one, single correct answer.
Find your weaknesses and read up on the information in the manual.
Read more about acing the MVC test.
Who Must Take the NJ Knowledge Test?
All first-time applicants must pass all three tests; the written knowledge test, the vision test, and the road test.
If you are under 21 years old, you must successfully complete the NJ MVC’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) program. The program includes a period of supervised driving before you can get a basic driver license.
If you move to New Jersey and have a valid out-of-state non-provisional driver license issued by any of the 50 states or District of Columbia, the knowledge test is usually waived.
All out-of-country applicants, including U.S. possessions and territories, must pass the knowledge test and the vision test. MVC can also ask you to complete a road test.
New Jersey Knowledge Test
All question on the knowledge test are from the New Jersey driver manual. The test has questions about road signs and signals, traffic laws, rules and regulations. The test asks 50 multiple-choice questions. To pass you must correctly answer 40 of the 50 questions (80%).
You take the test on a computer-based system with touch screens.
Available in Other Languages
Besides English, the New Jersey written knowledge test is also offered in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. There is also a test using sign language visuals available.
For other languages, you may use an approved interpreter. The interpreter can be a full-time faculty member of a state-accredited college or university with proper identification, a priest, minister, rabbi or other religious leader of a recognized organization with proper credentials, or an approved Department of State interpreter.
If you have trouble reading any language, you can ask for headphones. All tests have audio support.
If you are hearing-impaired you can take the knowledge test with an MVC approved Department of State interpreter. The interpreter must be certified by the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and listed with the New Jersey Division of the Deaf or evaluated by the Division of the Deaf and on the approved list of that division’s interpreters. MVC pays the interpreter’s fee for hearing-impaired applicants.