This online NC DMV permit test, with multiple choice questions, is intended to help you prepare for the North Carolina permit test that is required before you can get your driver’s license.

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Passing on the right is permitted if:

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What should you do when coming to a curve?

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When the traffic signal light facing you is red and you intend to go straight through the intersection, what must you do first?

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It is best to turn your front tires into the curb when you are:

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When you are required to yield to an emergency vehicle?

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When making a left turn from a single left-turn lane, a green arrow indicates that:

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Which of these statements is true about construction zones?

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To pass a large truck, you must:

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When pulling away from the curb, you should:

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Driving more slowly than surrounding traffic is:

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When driving on the highway where the posted speed limit is 65 mph, yet traffic is traveling at 70 mph or more, how fast may you legally drive?

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When encountering a funeral procession you should:

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When entering a freeway you should:

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When entering a blind intersection how should you proceed?

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What should you do if you feel drowsy while driving?

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When driving in fog, you should use your:

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Which of the following is a basic step to take after an accident?

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The best way to stop quickly on a wet or icy roadway is to:

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Motorcycles must follow the rules of the road and are considered:

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Why should you reduce your speed when driving at night?

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You will find most roads are most slippery during:

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If you must park on an unlighted highway at night what should you do?

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If you see a solid yellow line next to a broken yellow line this means:

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What is intersection?

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When you reach a four-way stop at the same time as another car, you must yield to the car:

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Who has right-of way when driving in a traffic circle?

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You should dim your headlights when:

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When you come to a corner where there are no traffic lights or stop signs, you should:

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The only way to ensure you have safely checked your blind spot is to:

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What does the solid white line on the right edge of the road represent?

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It is recommended that you take a practice test before you take the actual written test. There are seven free practice tests for each state. First two tests cover roads signs and the other tests cover road and traffic rules.

If you have completed a defensive driving course, you may be able to save on your auto insurance premiums when buying a new or used car either by financing, leasing or through a bank car loan.

Regulatory traffic signs instruct drivers what they should, or should not do, in certain circumstances. You will be asked to identify roadway signs on the NC Permit Test.

Pass Your NC DMV Permit Test the First Time

There were nearly 7.4 million licensed drivers in North Carolina, and that number increases every year. To get your North Carolina driver’s license, you must first pass the NC DMV permit test. This knowledge test consists of 25 questions, and you must score at least an 80% to obtain your permit. This means correctly answering no fewer than 20 questions. To take your learner’s permit knowledge test, you must be at least 15 years old and pay $20. Keep reading to learn more about how to pass your NC permit test the first time.


North Carolina uses a GDL, or graduated driver’s license, program. To get your learner’s permit, you must be at least 15. To get a restricted or intermediate license, you must have your permit for no less than a year, be at least 16, and complete at least 60 hours of supervised driving. You must complete at least 10 hours of driving at night during your learner. During your intermediate phase, you must drive at least 12 hours, six hours of which must be at night.


To pass your NC DMV permit test the first time, you should take several free online practice tests. If you do not pass your test the first time, you must wait at least seven days to retake your test. The test will cover safe-driving practice and traffic laws. We strongly recommend you thoroughly review the road sign portion of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Driver Handbook.

To learn more about how to pass your NC DMV permit test the first time, or for any of your other driver knowledge needs, contact us today. We have made it our business to be your go-to source for all your driver’s knowledge needs.