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New Hampshire Driving Practice Test

Planning to take your friends to Lake Winnipesaukee? You’ll need to pass your New Hampshire driving test first. Taking a practice exam is the first step toward passing with flying colors.

Our New Hampshire DMV practice test will assess you on everything you need to know for the real thing, including a test designed specifically for New Hampshire road signs. All of the questions on our exams come with full answer explanations, so you’ll walk away feeling informed and confident.

By preparing early, you’ll make sure you pass your driver’s test on the first try. Answer the questions below to get started.

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New Hampshire Driving Practice Tests

Begin your preparation by using one of the free NH DMV practice exams linked below. Our practice exams include answer explanations that will help you better understand key concepts. The exams are 100% free and require no registration.

New Hampshire Road Signs

Concerned about road signs for your upcoming exam? We’ve got you covered. You can use our NH road signs practice test to focus strictly on the signs of the road.

About the New Hampshire Driving Test

The New Hampshire permit driving test is made up of 40 total questions. Of those 40 questions, individuals will need to answer 32 of those questions correctly to pass the exam. This comes out to a minimum passing score of 80%.

Individuals must be at least 15.5 years of age to take the New Hampshire permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the New Hampshire permit test:

  1. Complete drivers education
  2. Complete supervised driving
  3. Apply for your permit in person
  4. Provide proper documentation
  5. Pass vision test
  6. Pass knowledge test
  7. Schedule road test appointment
  8. Pass road test
  9. Pay fee ($50)
  10. Get your permit

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the New Hampshire DMV, you will need to provide proof of your name, age, and address. Typical documents you can use include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Social Security Card
  • 1099 Form, W2 Statement or Paystub
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship

Please be sure to check the Official New Hampshire DMV Site for complete details.

In addition, you will typically need to have a parent or guardian present if you are under the age of 18.

After you receive your learners permit, you will need to complete some general requirements to get your full driver’s license. In the state of New Hampshire, you will need to complete 30 hours of drivers ed classroom hours and at least 40 hours of supervised driving hours.

New Hampshire Driving Test FAQs

New Hampshire does not issue learners permits. There are 40 total questions on the driving test.

New Hampshire does not issue learners permits. For the drivers test, you will need to score 80%, which is answering 32 questions correctly.

You may apply for a license in New Hampshire when you are at least 15.5.

Since there is no learners permit, there is no wait.

You can get your license in New Hampshire when you have had the following supervised driving time: 40 hours, 10 of which must be at night.

The minimum age for a driver’s license in New Hampshire is: 16

In New Hampshire you will have the following restrictions on your driver’s license –

Nighttime Restrictions: 1 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Passenger Restrictions: no more than 1 passenger younger than 25.

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach the age of: 18.

The Passenger Restrictions will be in place until you reach the age of: 6 months with license or 18.

New Hampshire does not issue learner’s permits. At age 15.5 a person can drive while supervised by a licensed driver 25 or older.

License applicants who are younger than 18 must take driver education.

Gianni Evangelisti
Gianni has been working in the test prep industry for 6+ years. Gianni has created test prep materials across multiple different exam categories.