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Free North Dakota DOT Permit Practice Test (ND)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official North Dakota 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024
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About this test

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6 min to complete
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This North Dakota DOT practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 ND Driver Handbook. To start driving in North Dakota, you’ll need to pass a written knowledge exam. The written test consists of 25 multiple-choice questions and you’ll need to correctly answer a minimum of 20 of the 25 questions to pass. If you’re 14 or 15, you may take the written exam if you’ve completed a driver’s education course and you will then be required to hold your permit for a year before you apply for your license. If you’re between 16 and 18, you’ll only need to hold your permit for six months. The written knowledge test can be taken at your local DOT office. Be sure to bring a $5 testing fee, $15 permit fee, proof of identity, your social security number, a sponsor’s signature if you’re under 18, and proof of residence. You’ll also be required to take a standard eye exam. When you’re ready to take your road test, it will be an additional $5 fee. If you’re not able to pass your written test on the first try, you may come back as early as the next day to retest. Use this DOT practice test to help you study and pass your knowledge exam on the first attempt.

What to expect on the actual ND DOT exam

25

questions

20

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

14

minimum age to apply

North Dakota Learner's Permit Test FAQs in 2024

Can the permit test be taken online?

No, in North Dakota, the permit test must be taken in person at a North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) office. Online testing options are not available for the permit test.

How many questions can I get wrong on the permit test?

The North Dakota permit test consists of 25 questions, and you can get up to 5 questions wrong. To pass, you must correctly answer at least 20 questions.

How much does a learner's permit cost?

The cost for a learner's permit in North Dakota is $15. This fee covers the cost of the permit and the written test.

Can I get a driver's license without a prior permit?

In North Dakota, individuals under 18 must first hold a learner's permit for at least six months before applying for a driver's license. Those 18 and older can apply directly for a license but still need to pass all the required tests.

When am I allowed to drive with a permit?

In North Dakota, with a learner's permit, you can drive as long as you are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or an adult over 18 with written permission from your parent or guardian.

Is driver's education required?

Driver's education is not mandatory in North Dakota, but it is highly recommended, especially for new and young drivers, to gain better driving skills and knowledge.

How long does driver's education last?

The duration of driver's education courses in North Dakota can vary, typically involving classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training. Courses often range from several weeks to a few months, depending on the program and schedule.

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List of questions (classic view)

  1. If you see a yield sign in your lane, you must
  2. Warning signs are placed along the roadways to
  3. Large flashing or sequencing arrow panels may be used in work zones in both day and night to
  4. What does this sign mean?
  5. If a train is approaching a railroad crossing controlled by a crossbuck sign, you must stop _________ from the crossing.
  6. If you want to make a turn, you must start to signal at least ________ before you turn.
  7. Two vehicles enter or approach an intersection at about the same time. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
  8. This sign indicates that
  9. Which of the following statements about the right-of-way is FALSE?
  10. If an emergency vehicle is approaching you while using its siren or flashing its blue, red, or white lights, you must
  11. A flashing yellow light used mostly on tow trucks and low-speed vehicles requires other vehicles to
  12. What does this sign mean?
  13. When a school bus is stopped with flashing red lights, drivers approaching from either direction must
  14. On North Dakota's paved and divided multi-lane highways, the speed limit is _______ unless otherwise posted.
  15. When approaching an intersection to make a right turn, you must stay _________ and make the turn close to the right curb.
  16. What does this sign indicate?
  17. A roundabout is a circular intersection in which vehicles travel around a center island in _________ direction.
  18. Which of the following statements about highway interchanges is FALSE?
  19. You must use your headlights whenever visibility is less than _________ because of rain, snow, sleet, hail, smoke, or fog.
  20. What does this sign mean?
  21. At night, when you're following another vehicle within 300 feet, you should use
  22. When you parallel park your vehicle, your wheels should be parallel to the right-hand curb and within ________ of the right-hand curb.
  23. When you meet a vehicle that does not dim its headlights, look to the _________ to avoid being blinded.
  24. This sign indicates
  25. _________ are a pair of white or longitudinal lines that mark where pedestrians may walk.
  26. To control your speed on steep downgrades, you should
  27. In North Dakota, which occupants of a vehicle must wear seat belts or suitable child restraints?
  28. What is this flagperson signaling?
  29. To reduce your chances of hydroplaning on a wet road, you should
  30. In North Dakota, what is the recommended following distance behind the vehicle ahead of you?
  31. If you are at least 21 years old and your alcohol concentration (AC) is ______ or above, you are considered legally under the influence of alcohol.
  32. What does this sign indicate?
  33. A pedestrian using a white cane or a white cane tipped with red is usually
  34. At 55 mph on dry pavement, it will take your vehicle approximately ________ to stop in an emergency.
  35. A student driver who is at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age must hold an instruction permit for at least ________ before he or she may take the road test for a driver's license.
  36. What does this sign indicate?
  37. If you approach a vehicle with a triangular reflective orange sign on its rear, you must
  38. To turn left from a one-way street onto another one-way street, you must start the turn
  39. The only eight-sided traffic signs are
  40. What does this sign indicate?

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