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Free New Jersey MVC Practice Permit Test (NJ)

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official New Jersey 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024

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6 min to complete
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The New Jersey MVC permit test has 50 multiple-choice questions. A score of 80% or higher will be needed to pass and get your permit. Once you have passed your written exam and have your permit, you’ll be required to display two decals on your vehicle: one each on your front, and back license plates. There is no fee to take the exam, but there is a $10 charge for either type of permit and an additional $4 for the decals. This practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 50 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 NJ Driver Handbook. In 2001, New Jersey instituted a Graduated Driver License Program to help ensure better driver safety. No matter your age, if you’re applying for your first driver’s license, you must first start with a restricted permit. If you’re between 16 and 17, you can get a special learner permit if you’re enrolled in a driver-training course and pass the MVC written test. If you’re over 17, you can skip the driving school but will still need to pass a written knowledge exam.


New Jersey Learner’s Permit Test FAQs in 2024

How do I obtain a permit test in New Jersey?

To get a permit test in New Jersey, you must first apply for a learner’s permit at a Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) agency. You’ll need to pass a vision test and a written knowledge test.

Can I walk in and get my permit?

Yes, you can walk into a New Jersey MVC agency to apply for and take the permit test. However, it’s recommended to check if an appointment is required due to current regulations or operational changes.

How much does a learner’s permit cost?

The cost for a learner’s permit in New Jersey is approximately $10. However, it’s advisable to check the latest fees on the New Jersey MVC website or at a local MVC agency.

How many times can I fail the permit test?

In New Jersey, there is no set limit on the number of times you can fail the permit test. However, you must wait at least a week before retaking it, and additional fees may apply for each attempt.

What documents are required to get a permit?

To get a permit in New Jersey, you’ll need to provide proof of identity, address, and legal presence in the U.S. This typically includes documents such as a birth certificate, passport, school ID, and proof of residence.

Am I allowed to drive alone with a permit?

No, in New Jersey, you cannot drive alone with a learner’s permit. You must be accompanied by an adult supervising driver who is at least 21 years old and has a valid New Jersey driver’s license and at least three years of driving experience.


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List of questions (classic view)

  1. The most common type of parking on city streets is
  2. What light should bicyclists use to be visible to other motorists?
  3. While you're driving, keep both hands on the steering wheel at
  4. If you commit a moving violation in another state, will it be reflected on your New Jersey driver record?
  5. If you plan to turn, you must start to signal at least _________ before you turn.
  6. When driving around large vehicles, keep in mind that they may take as much as _____ longer to stop.
  7. What should you do when you park your vehicle facing uphill next to a curb?
  8. What are the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?
  9. If there is __________ in the center of a road, passing is not allowed on either side.
  10. When making a left turn at a controlled intersection, you must yield to
  11. The only cure for the carbon monoxide poisoning is
  12. What does this sign mean?
  13. Which of the following statements about headlights is FALSE?
  14. Following too closely behind a vehicle is also known as
  15. To lessen the chance of a collision, stay at least _________ behind the vehicle ahead of you for each 10 mph of speed.
  16. What does this sign mean?
  17. When driving at 20 mph on packed snow, you should maintain a following distance of at least
  18. Total stopping distance equals
  19. Don't turn your ignition key to the lock position while your vehicle is in motion because it will
  20. What does this sign indicate?
  21. If your vehicle's wheels drift onto the shoulder of the road, you should
  22. If a vehicle is approaching you with its high beams on, you should look __________ until the vehicle has passed.
  23. If a tire blows out, you should
  24. This sign indicates that
  25. In New Jersey, it is illegal for a person who is at least 21 years old to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of ______ or higher.
  26. What is a No-Zone?
  27. When a traffic signal turns green at an intersection and you are going straight through, you must
  28. This sign represents
  29. When are you allowed to drive on the shoulder to pass another vehicle on the right?
  30. In New Jersey, the speed limit in an urban school zone, business district, or residential district is _______ unless otherwise posted.
  31. You may make a right turn at a red light, but only after you
  32. This sign means that
  33. A Do Not Enter sign is
  34. When you're driving in fog at night, you should use
  35. Which of the following should you NOT do on a highway?
  36. What does this sign mean?
  37. The __________ technique lets you turn the steering wheel as much as a half turn while still keeping both hands on the wheel.
  38. A single solid white line across a road at an intersection means that you must _________ for a traffic signal or sign.
  39. Under New Jersey law, you may not use a handheld cell phone to __________ while you're driving.
  40. What does this sign indicate?
  41. If your license is suspended and you have a crash resulting in injuries to another person, you may face which of the following penalties?
  42. To exit a freeway or expressway, use __________ to reduce your speed.
  43. You are approaching a railroad crossing. If flashing lights, lowered gates, or other signals are warning that a train is approaching, you must stop ________ from the tracks.
  44. This sign is
  45. You must use your headlights
  46. When entering a highway from an entrance ramp, you must yield the right-of-way to
  47. If your vehicle stalls on a railroad crossing, what should you do?
  48. This sign warns of
  49. On an expressway, you can avoid highway hypnosis by
  50. If you have consumed too much alcohol to drive safely, what should you do?