Permit Practice Tests (406 questions)
01Q 1-45Permit Test 180% needed to pass; 9 mistakes allowed
02Q 46-90Permit Test 280% needed to pass; 9 mistakes allowed
03Q 91-135Permit Test 380% needed to pass; 9 mistakes allowed
04Q 136-183Permit Test 480% needed to pass; 10 mistakes allowed
05Q 184-233Road Signs Test80% needed to pass; 10 mistakes allowed
0625 random QDMV Test Simulator80% needed to pass; 5 mistakes allowed
07Q 234-406Mega Test80% needed to pass; 35 mistakes allowed
North Carolina Permit Test FAQ
Applying for Your NC Permit
When can I apply for a learner's permit in North Carolina?
Teens in North Carolina can apply for a limited Learner’s Permit when they are 15 years old.
What are the requirements to get my learner's permit?
You must have completed an approved driver education program. In addition, you must pass a written knowledge test and a vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.
How many questions are on the North Carolina permit test?
There are 25 questions on the test.
How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?
To pass, you must answer at least 20 questions correctly.
How should I prepare for the North Carolina permit test?
Studying for the test will help ensure that you receive your Learner’s Permit as quickly as possible. One of the best, most effective ways to study is to take online practice exams that provide real sample questions from the state exam. Simply click on the following link to take a North Carolina practice permit test right now.
Where do I take the North Carolina permit test?
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for licensing drivers. Visit https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/Pages/default.aspx to find the office closest to you.
How much does the North Carolina permit test cost?
There is a $15 fee.
What can I expect on test day?
Go to the local DMV office with a parent or guardian and at least two forms of identification. Once at the office, you will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test in order to receive your Learner’s Permit.