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Practice Tests for New North Carolina Drivers

Becoming a new driver in North Carolina is an exciting time! However, in order to obtain a new license to drive in NC, you must first pass your written drivers exam. The researchers at DMV.com created the Premium Study Packet and the Deluxe Premium Study Packet to help you pass the written drivers test the first time. We've developed driving test study materials in both electronic and print formats, for your convenience.

Did You Know? The North Carolina DMV reports that 65% to 75% of drivers nationally pass the drivers license test on the first attempt.

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How to Pass The North Carolina Written Driver's Test

With ample preparation time prior to your written driver test in NC, employ the DMV.com study bundle, which compiles all the important traffic law information into a comprehensive and concise format. To get the most out of your studying, follow the DMV.com tips outlined below:

  1. Review the official North Carolina Driver’s Manual, paying close attention to the sections concerning road rules and traffic signs.
  2. Use DMV.com’s North Carolina Premium Study Packet or the Deluxe Premium Study Packet to reinforce the drivers test information. DMV.com study guides host all the necessary information you will for Test Day.
  3. Once you feel confident, take the DMV.com NC Practice Drivers Test to see how well you know the road rules.

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Road Rules to Study

After you have reviewed the North Carolina driver handbook thoroughly, look to the DMV.com study packet materials to outline the main topics that will appear on your DMV written exam. We go into detail with only the most important driving subjects, which include:
  • Pavement markings
  • Four-way stop sign navigation
  • Rules for driving in inclement weather
  • Road signs
  • Turning rules

How to Ensure Your Passing Score

Passing the North Carolina written drivers test is mainly about preparation, which is why we have created fail-proof study materials to aid you on your quest. To properly study for the exam, it's important to become familiar with the information supplied in the North Carolina driver’s manual. Make sure to carefully examine the traffic laws, road rules and street signs sections. Follow up your studies by reviewing DMV.com's Premium Study Packet or the Deluxe Premium Study Packet. Outlining North Carolina’s traffic law information in an easy-to-read format, the DMV.com study guide covers every point that will appear on your official written drivers exam, come Test Day at the NC DMV. Once you have reviewed all of the subjects, try your hand at our drivers practice test until you feel confident with the testing material.

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Knowing When to Take the North Carolina Driving Test

Unlimited access to the online DMV.com practice driving test rounds out the study process for an accurate assessment of your knowledge. Once you score a 90% or higher on the practice test, you are ready to book your appointment for the official DMV written exam. Scoring less than a 90% only means you need to dedicate a bit more time and focus to your drivers studies. Simply review the points that you missed, then retake the practice test until you get the required score.

Test Day Tips

When you have solidified your knowledge base for the NC DMV written exam, there are still a few steps left prior to Exam Day. Below, find helpful hints and tips to keep in mind:

  1. To apply for a learner’s permit in North Carolina – which requires you to take the written drivers test – you must be at least 15 years old.
  2. North Carolina driver’s licenses cost $4 per year, including the fee for the written drivers test.
  3. To pass the North Carolina written drivers test, you must get at least 20 out of the 25 test questions correct (80%).
  4. The North Carolina written drivers test includes three sections: traffic signs, regulatory signs and the driving knowledge portions.
  5. Drivers who have mental or physical disabilities may have to go through additional screening prior to getting a driver’s license.
  6. The NC DMV also offers drivers the option of registering to vote, registering as an organ donor and/or registering for Selective Service at the same time as the driver’s license application.

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DMV Checklist

When you go in to a local NC DMV office for your North Carolina written drivers test, you will need to bring a few identification documents with you. Required documents include:

  • One proof of age and identity:
    • Driver license or ID card
    • Birth certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Tax forms
    • DMV driver’s record
    • School documents
    • Driver’s ed certificates
    • Military ID
    • Passport
    • Marriage certificate
    • Court/government documents
  • One proof of Social Security:
    • Social Security Card
    • 1099 tax form
    • W-2 employment form
    • DD-214 form
    • Pay stub
    • Military record
    • Medicaid/Medicare
  • One proof of residency:
    • State-issued document with name and address
    • Vehicle registration
    • Voter card
    • Military documents
    • Utility bill
    • Housing contract
    • Financial institution documents
    • School records
    • Insurance policy documents
  • One proof of liability insurance

Test Languages

Aside from English, the North Carolina written drivers test is available in the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Japanese

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Documents Needed for Noncitizens

The North Carolina DMV requires drivers to prove legal residency before they take their written drivers tests. To prove your legal residency when you are not a US citizen, bring one of the following documents with you on Test Day:

  • I-551 Permanent Resident Card
  • Immigrant visa/documentation
  • I-766 Employment Authorization Card
  • Foreign passport with proper stamps
  • Refugee documentation

After the Written Test

After passing the written drivers test, you will receive either your learner’s permit or driver’s license, depending on your age and the license for which you applied.

You will also be required to take a vision test which will check that you have suitable visual acuity with or without corrective lenses, as determined by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

If you are a NC driver who has been granted a learner’s permit, you will be restricted to operating motor vehicles with a licensed driver sitting in the front passenger seat along side you.

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PRACTICE TEST Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take the DMV test online?

The North Carolina DMV requires drivers to take the written drivers test, vision exam and road test in person at a local NC DMV office.

 

Do I need a parent with me when I’m taking my drivers license test for a learner’s permit?

Yes, you will need a guardian to sign his or her name as a supervising driver when applying for a learner’s permit in North Carolina. Qualified drivers must be either a parent, legal guardian or other licensed adult approved by a parent or legal guardian. He or she must also have had a driver’s license for at least five years.

 

Are there any restrictions once I get my learner’s permit?

New North Carolina drivers with learner’s permits must follow these rules when driving on state roads:

  • Only operate vehicles between the hours of 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Be accompanied by a licensed driver in the front passenger seat at all times
  • No cellphone use while driving

 

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?

To get a North Carolina motorcycle license endorsement added to your Class C driver’s license, you must pass the same tests as you would for the Class C driver’s license itself, including:

  • Written drivers test
  • On-road driving skills exam
  • Vision exam
You must also pay the $1.75 per year motorcycle endorsement fee. To apply for a motorcycle endorsement, you must be at least 16 years old.

 

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