NC Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode have 25 random questions based on the handbook and real NC 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 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 North Carolina DMV Written Test?
– For an original NC learner’s permit or driver license of any type, you need to pass the written knowledge test.
– New North Carolina residents who are replacing an out-of-state or out-of-country license to a North Carolina driver’s license must also complete the written knowledge exam.
– Passing the knowledge test is also required for anyone who lets the driver’s license expire for more than one year.
The Official Written Test
The NC DMV written test has two parts. On the road sign recognition test you must identify the traffic signs by color and shape and explain what each sign means. The second part covers North Carolina traffic laws and safe driving practices.
How many questions are on the North Carolina DMV test? The test has 25 questions. To pass, you must successfully answer 20 of the 25 questions, which means a passing score of 80%.
Knowledge tests can be taken in English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Spanish. Manuals in these languages should be available from your local DMV office as well.
For those who have difficulty reading, oral tests are available upon request. Make sure you contact your local DMV office in advance.