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Get prepared for the 2016 North Carolina Written Drivers Exam with our comprehensive and update-to-date practice tests and study guides. Our exam prep tools are designed to give you a complete understanding of all the topics covered on the real DMV exam, including traffic laws, road signs, hazardous driving precautions and much more. Start studying today!

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The study bundle compiles all important traffic law information into a comprehensive and concise format. To get the most out of your studying, follow the 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’s North Carolina Premium Study Packet or the Deluxe Premium Study Packet to reinforce the drivers test information. study guides carry all the information you will need on test day to pass.
  3. Once you are ready, take the NC Practice Drivers Test to see how well you know the road rules.

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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Important Road Rules Sections to Study

  • Pavement markings
  • Four-way stop sign navigation
  • Rules for driving in inclement weather
  • Road signs
  • Turning rules

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What is a passing score on the North Carolina DMV test?

To pass the North Carolina written drivers test, you must get at least 20 out of the 25 test questions correct (80%).

How much does the DMV driver’s test cost?

North Carolina driver’s licenses cost $4 per year, including the fee for the written drivers test.

How old do I need to be to take the driver’s license test?

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.

How do I minimize the risk of failing the DMV test?

Passing the North Carolina written drivers test is mostly about preparation. To properly study for the exam, start by reading through the official North Carolina driver’s manual. Make sure to carefully examine the traffic laws, road rules and street signs sections. Once finished, supplement your reading using the North Carolina Premium Study Packet or the Deluxe Premium Study Packet. Outlining North Carolina’s traffic law information in an easy-to-read format, the study guide covers every point that will appear on your official written drivers exam on test day.

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Unlimited access to the online practice driving test rounds out the study process for an accurate assessment of your knowledge. Score a 90% or higher on the practice test and you are ready to book your appointment for the official exam. Score less than 90% and there’s nothing to worry about. Simply study the points that you missed then retake the practice test until you get the required score.

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What do I need to bring to the DMV the day of test?

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
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Tax forms
    • DMV Driver’s Record
    • Motor Vehicle Record .
    • School Documents
    • Driver’s Ed Certificates
    • Military ID
    • Passport
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Court/Government Documents
  • One proof of Social Security:
    • Social Security Card
    • 1099
    • W-2
    • DD-214
    • 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

What other languages is the North Carolina written driver’s license test available in?

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

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Japanese

Which documents will I need if I am not a US citizen?

North Carolina requires drivers to prove legal residency before they take their written drivers test. 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

What’s next after I pass the DMV written test?

You will receive either your learner’s permit or driver’s license after passing the written drivers test depending on your age and which license you applied for. You will also be required to take a vision test which will check that you have suitable visual acuity with or without corrective lenses.

Drivers with learner’s permits will be restricted to operating motor vehicles with a licensed driver sitting in the front passenger seat.

Some things you should know about the North Carolina DMV Test:

  1. The North Carolina written drivers test includes three sections: traffic signs, regulatory signs and the driving knowledge portions.
  2. Drivers who suffer from mental or physical disabilities may have to go through additional screening prior to getting a driver’s license.
  3. North Carolina 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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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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