SC Permit Practice Test

Based on the 2023 SC DMV Manual

Permit Practice Tests (360 questions)

South Carolina Permit Test FAQ

Applying for Your SC Permit

When can I apply for a learner's permit in South Carolina?

You can apply at age 15.

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

You will need to pass a written knowledge test and a vision test. Once you receive your permit and begin practicing driving, you must have a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old with at least one year of driving experience seated in the front seat with you at all times.

How many questions are on the South Carolina permit test?

The test has 30 questions.

How many questions must I answer correctly to pass?

You must answer at least 24 questions correctly in order to pass.

How should I prepare for the South Carolina permit test?

To receive your Learner’s Permit quickly and with as little hassle as possible, we encourage you to study for the test. One effective way to study for the test is to complete online practice exams that boast real sample questions. Test your current driving knowledge now by clicking on the following link to take a South Carolina practice permit test.

Where do I take the South Carolina permit test?

The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) licenses drivers in the state. Visit to locate an office near you.

How much does the South Carolina permit test cost?

Fees total $4.50.

What can I expect on test day?

Plan to have a parent or guardian accompany you to the DMV office. Also, be sure to bring proper identification. You will need to pass the written knowledge test and the vision test to receive your Learner’s Permit.

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