NY Permit Practice Test

Based on the 2022 NY DMV Manual

Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)

New York Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your NY Permit Test

When can I apply for a learner's permit in New York?

When you are 16 years old you can apply for your Learner’s Permit in New York.

What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?

If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or legal guardian must give their consent by signing your New York driver’s license application. This requirement is waived however if you are 17 and have completed an approved driver education program. To receive your Learner’s Permit you will also need to pass a written knowledge test (again if you have not completed a driver’s education course) and a vision test.

How many questions are on the New York permit test?

There are a total of 20 questions on the written knowledge test.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer at least 14 questions correctly to pass.

How should I prepare for the New York permit test?

To receive your Learner’s Permit as quickly as possible, we recommend that you study for the test. One particularly effective way to study is to take online practice exams that provide real sample questions from the state exam. Follow the link to take a New York practice permit test right now.

Where do I take the New York permit test?

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV) licenses drivers in the state of New York. Visit https://dmv.ny.gov/ to find a location near you.

How much does the New York permit test cost?

Fees vary by age, visit https://dmv.ny.gov/ for more information.

What can I expect on test day?

In addition to passing a vision test, if you have not completed a driver education program, you will be required to also pass a written knowledge test. Once you’ve completed these tests or there equivalents and you have submitted all the proper identification documents, you will receive your Learner’s Permit.

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