North Carolina DMV Driving Test

Pass the North Carolina Permit Test the first time with our FREE North Carolina Practice Tests. Study real driving permit test questions from the DMV handbook!.


1. If you are going to stop or slow down at a place where another driver does not expect it, you must ____ to let those behind you know your intentions.
2. If you find yourself in a skid while driving, you must
3. This diamond-shaped warning sign indicates to drivers that
4. A steady yellow arrow pointing left at an intersection indicates to the driver that
5. On a three-lane highway, a driver towing a trailer keeps to the right while driving because
6. If you are stopped by a police officer, you should:
7. Passing farm equipment in a no passing zone is what?
8. Yellow lines separate:
9. Pedestrians crossing at corners have the right-of-way:
10. What should you do if an oncoming car at night approaches with its high-beams on?
11. Tailgating is the practice of
12. Which of the following people may be distracted and/or inattentive?
13. What does this warning sign represent?
14. To avoid being in a truck or bus driver's blind spot and help them see, you should:
15. What should you do if your vehicle is skidding?
16. On a divided highway, ____indicates the left edge of traffic lanes going in the same direction as you.
17. The correct way to use a freeway exit ramp is:
18. Before driving into an intersection after a stop, you should look:
19. You may not pass another vehicle except
20. For better visibility during rain, fog, and snow, you must keep your vehicle's____ on.
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About Permit Practice Tests

To operate a motorcycle in North Carolina, you must have an endorsement on your current driver's license or a motorcycle learner's permit. Licenses are issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You can apply for a learner's permit at age 16. You can apply for a motorcycle endorsement if you currently have a full provisional, regular, or commercial driver's license. A motorcycle permit or endorsement allows you to operate a motorcycle, motorbike, scooter, or moped on public roads.

To receive a motorcycle learner's permit, you must apply, submit the required documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the motorcycle knowledge exam, and the traffic signs test. Minors will also need to successfully complete a motorcycle safety course. To receive a motorcycle endorsement on your license, you must apply, submit your documentation, pay the fees, and pass the vision screening, the knowledge exam, the traffic signs test, and the motorcycle rider skills test.

Tests are scheduled through the DMV. The motorcycle knowledge test contains 25 questions on traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must answer 20 of the questions correctly to pass. The traffic signs test examines your ability to identify signs by shape, color, and meaning. You must score at least 80 percent to pass. The motorcycle rider skills test assesses your ability to handle normal and hazardous traffic situations. If you fail a test, you may have to wait between one and five days to retest.