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New Jersey Practice Permit Test

Do you want to drive through the Garden State? Passing you New Jersey permit test is a breeze if you start preparing early.

Taking our New Jersey permit practice test will help ensure you master all the material you need to pass your driving test on the first try. From complete answer explanations for every question, to New Jersey road sign assessments, you’ll be a pro on the road in no time.

Preparing early is the key to success. Get started by answering some questions below.

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New Jersey Permit Practice Tests

Take a free New Jersey MVC practice test below. We do not require any registration and our tests are 100% free. Take each practice test below and use the answer explanations at the end of each exam to learn more.

New Jersey Road Signs

If you want to focus just on road signs, take our New Jersey road signs practice test below. You will be quizzed on New Jersey road signs that you may see on your actual exam.

About the New Jersey Permit Test

The New Jersey permit driving test is made up of 50 total questions. Of those 50 questions, individuals will need to answer 40 of those questions correctly to pass the exam. This comes out to a minimum passing score of 80%.

Individuals must be at least 16 years of age to take the New Jersey permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the New Jersey permit test:

  1. Enroll in drivers education
  2. Collect proper documentation
  3. Get parental or guardian consent
  4. Visit agency
  5. Pass vision test
  6. Pass knowledge test
  7. Complete behind-the-wheel instruction
  8. Get permit validated at motor vehicle agency

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the New Jersey MVC, 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 Jersey MVC 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 Jersey, you will need to complete 30 hours of drivers ed classroom hours and at least 6 months of supervised driving hours.

New Jersey Driving Test FAQs

There are a total of 50 questions on the New Jersey permit test.

For the NJ written test, you must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly, which comes out to a total of 40 questions

You may apply for a permit in New Jersey when you are at least 16 years old.

You can get your license in New Jersey when you have waited at least 6 months after you received your permit.

You can get your license in New Jersey when you have had the following supervised driving time: 6 months.

The minimum age for a driver’s license in New Jersey is: 17

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

Nighttime Restrictions: 11 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Passenger Restrictions: no more than 1 passenger (exception is limited to drivers’ dependents).

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach the age of: 12 months of license or 21.

The Passenger Restrictions will be in place until you reach the age of: 12 months of license or 21.

In New Jersey, the permit becomes an intermediate license after six months for drivers younger than 21 and after 3 months for drivers 21 and older.

The graduated licensing law applies to adults, except that the night driving and passenger restrictions are waived for new drivers 21 and older. If the applicant has not completed driver education, the minimum permit age is 17 and the minimum intermediate license age is 17.5.

Learner’s permit holders may not drive between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. and may carry only one passenger in addition to the supervising driver or any parent, guardian or dependent.

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.