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These NC DMV practice tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test. The written part of those tests at all North Carolina DMV locations is the same.

NC Permit Practice Test 1

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This FREE NC Permit Practice Test contains 40 questions that are very similar (often identical!) to the real DMV test.

NC Permit Practice Test 2

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Take this FREE NC DMV Permit Practice Test to see how ready you are for the real thing!

NC Permit Practice Test 3

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Practice these 40 multiple choice questions and come to the real NC DMV Permit Test prepared!

NC Permit Practice Test 4

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Take our fourth FREE NC permit practice test that will help you pass your DMV Test with flying colors!

NC T/F Road Sign Test

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40 True-False questions! How well do you know your state's road signs? Are you ready for your Drivers License Exam? Take this T/F practice test to find out now!

NC Permit Practice Test 5

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Getting ready for your NC Permit Test? We've got you covered! 40 test questions, hints, detailed explanations, immediate feedback.

NC Signs & Situations Practice Test

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NC road signs and road situations: learn when to yield, where to park and what all those road signs mean! Try this 50-question image-only NC permit practice test now!

NC Road Signs Practice Test

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Need to brush up on your NC road signs? This free DMV practice test covers the most important traffic signs and their meanings.

NC Fines and Limits Test

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Fines, Limits, Regulations and Citations. Traffic citations, insurance, DUI, the points system, and fines that will appear on the NC driver's permit exam at the DMV.

NC Marathon Practice Test

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Your last step before the NC Permit Test! This non-stop marathon contains ALL the practice test questions we have!

NC DMV Test Simulator

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Just like the real DMV test! Same number of questions (that you can skip). Same passing score. No hints or explanations. New questions every time you re-take it.

Here’s What Other Learners from NC Are Saying:

"After working in South Africa for nine years I needed to transfer my Florida license and the NCDOT website implies a written test is always needed. Thankfully I just needed to identify a group of signs during the vision test but the practice tests were a great refresher to the rules of USA roads and it’s better to be over prepared than under prepared!"

Andrew Haas, North Carolina

"Just took the General knowledge CDL test and passed with a 91. These questions are dead on with the test."

Anthony Jones, NC

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Olivia C., North Carolina

"Used this site a few days before my test, and passes first try with 22/25 in about 10 minutes. This site really helps and most questions on the permit test were just like what this site has. Would recommend 100%."

Sarah Bogan, North Carolina

"This site was awesome. Every practice that I took was on the Test at the DMV here in NC. This site will help you pass your first time. Practice and you will be so successful on your first time taking the real test at the DMV. Thank you."

Michael Jacobs, North Carolina

"I went to take the permit test today, I was shaking and I was SO NERVOUS. I took all the tests until I could make a 100 every time, and I studied these tests for more than 3 hours! So many of the questions on the actual test were just like the ones on this website. I am so happy that I found this website because it helped me to pass on the first try! And make sure you study up on the drunk driving statistics, there were at least 3 questions on there with drunk driving! "

Caeley M, NC

"This site helped a whole lot. Many people I know only studied the DMV handbook, and they failed the first time (one even failed twice). I used these tests to prepare for myself. They are an accurate representation of what is on the real test. If you can get a hold of the material in the practice tests, you should be able to pass easily. The actual test is MUCH easier."

D. Jones, North Carolina

"Well, I’m 23 years old and I’ve had a slight fear of driving since legal age. I got the constant nagging from people that I needed to start the process, but always turned the other way. I failed my permit test in March 2011 and was devastated. I had it in my head afterwards, that it was not even worth picking up that book ever again. In the past couple of weeks, I decided I needed to make my own luck and get control of my life. I studied this site constantly, making note-page after note-page, and passed my test this morning (6-28-13) with flying colors. 20/21 correct. Thanks so much to the creators of this website, it helped incredibly!"

Steve Carlson, North Carolina

"I took the Permit test today and I got 100%!! Thank you Driving-Tests.org!!! I highly recommend these practice tests, they’re exetremly helpful."

Ellie Mumford, North Carolina

"This website is great. I studied the book 5 times and then took all the tests over and over till i made 100. when i took the actual test at the DMV they were identical but with different wording. I only missed 5 questions and passed on my first try. Really recommend this website!!!! "

Ellie Mumford, North Carolina

"This has really helped me out! This was much better than sitting in a 4 hour class. I’ve learned a lot just by taking these tests. SN: the hints was a great help."

Chelsey Elliott, NC

"This website helped me pass my test! So glad I tried it out."

Nia Studstill, NC

"I really want to think the inventors of this website because I passed my permit test the first time. You really don’t even need to look at the book because it really will confuse you when it comes to the test all I did was study of this website for about a week and I passed the first time with an 80."

Kadavion Williams, North Carolina

"I passed my written test this morning. I give full credit to this site for my score. The real test was very similar to the questions that I went through here. I think that the Challenge Bank was the most useful feature that was added. I will definitely be recommending this site to my sister and anyone else who is about to take the test! "

Brendan Jasmund, North Carolina

How Can I Apply for my NC Driver’s License? Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How old should I be before applying for a North Carolina driver’s license?

    In the state of North Carolina, you must be at least 15 years old in order to get a learner’s permit.
  • What documents should I have with me when I apply for my North Carolina license?

    There are a few things you should have when you go to apply for your North Carolina driver’s license:
    • Two Proofs of Identity
    • Proof of Social Security Number
    • Proof of Residency
    • Driving eligibility certificate or high school diploma
    • Driver’s education certificate (younger than 18)
  • Where do I go to apply for my North Carolina license?

    Go to your North Carolina DMV office to take your knowledge test and obtain your permit.
  • How may I contact a North Carolina DMV office?

    You may contact the call center with your questions at (919) 715-7000 or you can check them out here.
  • Who needs to bring me for my written test in North Carolina?

    Your mom, dad or legal guardian should bring you if you are younger than 18.
  • Are physicals required in order to get a permit in North Carolina?

    No. A physical isn’t required for your North Carolina permit.
  • Does North Carolina require a vision test before getting a license?

    Absolutely! You must pass a vision test before getting a license in North Carolina.
  • Where should I go for my North Carolina driver’s license picture?

    You will have your picture taken at the North Carolina DMV office.
  • What’s the next step after I apply for my North Carolina driver’s license?

    Once you’ve passed your knowledge test, you will be issued your permit. If you’re under 18, you must practice driving for at least 12 months before applying for your limited provisional license. During this time, you should be getting at least 60 hours of behind the wheel training. If you are older than 18, you may apply for your license immediately after getting your permit.
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Motorcycle Practice Test 1

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Take our FREE NC Motorcycle Practice Test 1 (updated for 2016) to see if you're ready for the official NC DMV Motorcycle Test!

Motorcycle Practice Test 2

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Take our FREE NC Motorcycle Practice Test 2 (updated for 2016) to see if you're ready for the official NC DMV Motorcycle Test!

Motorcycle Practice Test 3

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Take our FREE NC Motorcycle Practice Test 3 (updated for 2016) to see if you're ready for the official NC DMV Motorcycle Test!

Motorcycle Practice Test 4

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Take our FREE NC Motorcycle Practice Test 4 (updated for 2016) to see if you're ready for the official NC DMV Motorcycle Test!

Motorcycle Practice Test 5

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Take our FREE NC Motorcycle Practice Test 5 (updated for 2016) to see if you're ready for the official NC DMV Motorcycle Test!

Motorcycle Practice Test 6

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Getting ready for your NC Motorcycle Permit Test? We've got you covered! 25 test questions, hints, detailed explanations, instant feedback.

Fines and Limits Test

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Fines, Limits, Regulations and Citations. Traffic citations, insurance, DUI, the points system, and fines that will appear on the NC motorcycle permit exam at the DMV.

Motorcycle Marathon

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Your last step before the NC Motorcycle Permit Test! This non-stop practice marathon contains ALL the test questions we have!

Motorcycle Test Simulator

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Just like the real DMV Motorcycle test: same passing score, no explanations or hints, same number of questions that you can skip. New questions every time you re-take it.

General Knowledge

NC CDL General Knowledge Test

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This general knowledge CDL practice test covers all aspects of commercial driving in NC. Based on the NC CDL manual (2016).

NC CDL General Knowledge Test

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This NC CDL General Knowledge Exam contains 50 questions that are very similar to the official DMV CDL test.

Hazardous Materials (HazMat)

NC CDL HazMat Test

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Take this CDL HazMat practice test (based on the official 2016 NC CDL Manual) to see if you're ready for the real thing!

NC CDL Hazardous Materials Test

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This NC CDL Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Exam contains 25 questions that are very similar to the official DMV CDL test.

School Bus/Passenger Vehicles

NC CDL School Bus Test

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Prepare for the School Bus portion of your NC CDL skills test with this practice test. It contains 25 questions that are very similar to what you'll see at the DMV.

NC Passenger Vehicles Test

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This NC CDL Passenger Vehicles Exam contains 20 questions that are very similar to the official DMV CDL test.

Air Brake

NC CDL Air Brake Test

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Take this CDL Air Brake practice test (based on the official 2016 NC CDL Manual) to see if you're ready for the real thing!

NC CDL Air Brakes Test

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This NC CDL Air Brakes Exam contains 25 questions that are very similar to the official DMV CDL test.

Combination Vehicles

NC CDL Combination Vehicles Test

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This NC CDL Combination Vehicles Exam contains 25 questions that are very similar to the official DMV CDL test.

Double/Triple Trailers

NC CDL Double/Triple Trailers Test

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This NC CDL Double/Triple Trailers Exam contains 25 questions that are very similar to the official DMV CDL test.

Tanker Vehicles

NC CDL Tanker Vehicles Test

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This NC CDL Tanker Vehicles Exam contains 25 questions that are very similar to the official DMV CDL test.

Pre-Trip Inspection

NC CDL Pre-Trip Inspection

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Prepare for the Pre-Trip portion of your NC CDL skills test with this practice test. It contains 30 questions that are very similar to what you'll see at the DMV.

There’s no reason to stress about passing the North Carolina driver’s permit exam. If you use all of the resources available on this page, it is almost certain that you will pass with flying colors! First, take a look at the North Carolina License Guide to learn about what is required of new drivers who wish to obtain their permit. The NC Driver’s Handbook and NC Motorcycle Handbook are great study guides and contain all of the information that might possibly appear on the exam administered by the NC Department of Motor Vehicles. After you have studied, take advantage of the 5 FREE practice tests and free motorcycle practice test to estimate your likelihood of passing the exam. Good luck!

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