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800+ North Carolina DMV Test Questions

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Unique and real North Carolina questions

Our North Carolina DMV practice tests have 800+ unique driver's license and permit questions and answers. The DMV practice tests are based on the latest Driver Handbook from North Carolina DMV. They cover all areas of the official NC DMV test, including North Carolina laws, rules of the road, and road signs.

With the license and permit practice tests at Driver's Prep, you will get instant feedback and explanations. When you take the real the real North Carolina DMV test, it will feel like you have already seen all questions.

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North Carolina Learner's Permit

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A Legal Privilege and Responsibility

Getting a North Carolina Learner permit or driver's license is a legal privilege and responsibility.

DMV knowledge Tests

To qualify for a North Carolina learner permit or driver's license you may be tested on your knowledge of motor vehicle laws and traffic signs.

Speed Up Learning with Practice Tests

Detailed information regarding laws, signs and testing can be found in the Driver's Handbook. Speed up learning by taking many online practice tests that contains sample DMV questions from the official knowledge test.

How Many Questions are there on the North Carolina Written Knowledge Test?

The official North Carolina written exam consists of two parts and 25 questions. Your passing score is 80 percent, which means you are allowed 5 incorrect answers.

When to Take the DMV Test

DMV written test questions with instant feedback and explanations

In general, you need to take the written DMV test:

 » When you are a first time North Carolina license applicant:
 ...and have never been licensed before.

 » When you are a new North Carolina resident:
 ...and you are licensed in another state or country. Test may be waived for some license holders.

 » When your license have been suspended or revoked:
 ...and you want to reinstate your license (test may be waived).

 » When your want to renew you North Carolina license:
 ...and have been convicted of a traffic violation (test may be waived).

 » When your want to renew you North Carolina license:
 ...and your license has expired for more than one year.

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Total passing scores in all States

See a list of passing scores on the DMV test here. Where the DMV knowledge test consist of two parts with a separate road sign test, the average passing scores from both parts are used. (Road signs tests usually have a higher passing scores, like Virginia where you must correctly answer all 10 road sign questions.)

States with different passing scores

California has three different tests, depending on your age and if you are a first-time applicant or not. The passing scores vary slightly depending on test.

Higher passing scores does not necessarily mean that the DMV test is more difficult.

How many questions?

The number of questions on the real DMV written test usually vary between 20 and 50, depending on State.

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DMV Test: Back Up Your Car

What you Need to Know at DMV

For your road test, it is important that you know how to back up your car or drive it in reverse. Questions about backing up may also show up on your written DMV test. We tell you what to expect.

The DMV Test, and Then What?

If you still have your DMV written exam ahead you, there are some important points you should remember for the written examination. Afterwards, when you have your learner's permit, make sure that you go through them again and practice driving in reverse until you feel comfortable with it. Do you have a backup camera? Then, learn how to back up both with it and without it.

Quick DMV Answers

Know what to do before you get behind the wheel and put the gear in reverse. Know how to start, how look behind you, and which speed to use. All of those things are very important for your test.

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Free permit practice tests

Driver's Prep ( is a content and resource website that offers free practice tests for driver's education in United States. It provides the most complete online testing for all 50 states, including District of Columbia.

Practice tests online since 2007

Driver's Prep was created in 2007. At the time, there were no websites offering free licenseor permit practice tests to the public in United States.

Driver's Prep was a game changer. For the first time, any applicant for a permit or driver's license could access online tests without signing up with a driving school or driving class, and without paying a fee. Driver's Prep was also unique by not requiring users to create an account.

1.5 million users

Today, Driver's Prep has more than 1.5 million annual users and the database holds more than 50,000 DMV questions. The DMV questions are unique for each State and many are real DMV questions from official DMV knowledge tests.

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