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North Dakota Practice Permit Test

Whether you’re headed into Bismark or road-tripping to Canada, you’ll need to pass your North Dakota permit test first. Taking a practice exam is the best way to start preparing for the real thing.

We know it can be intimidating to get your license. We created our North Dakota permit practice test with you in mind, packed with all the information you need to know to succeed. Every question comes with a full answer explanation, and we even designed an exam specifically for North Dakota road signs.

By preparing early and studying hard, you’ll be driving around North Dakota in no time. Get started by answering the questions below.

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North Dakota Permit Practice Tests

Begin your preparation by using one of the free ND DOT 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.

North Dakota Road Signs

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

About the North Dakota Permit Test

The North Dakota permit driving test is made up of 25 total questions. Of those 25 questions, individuals will need to answer 20 of those questions correctly to pass the exam. This comes out to a minimum passing score of 80%.

Individuals must be at least 14 years of age to take the North Dakota permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the North Dakota permit test:

  1. Apply for your permit in person
  2. Provide proper documentation
  3. Fill out application form
  4. Pay fee ($5)
  5. Pass knowledge test
  6. Pass visual test
  7. Pay permit fee ($15)
  8. Get your permit

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the North Dakota DOT, 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 North Dakota DOT 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 North Dakota, you will need to complete 30 hours of drivers ed classroom hours and at least 50 hours of supervised driving hours.

North Dakota Driving Test FAQs

There are a total of 25 questions on the North Dakota permit test.

For the ND written test, you must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly, which comes out to a total of 20 questions

You may apply for a permit in North Dakota when you are at least 14 years old.

You can get your license in North Dakota when you have waited at least.

You can get your license in North Dakota when you have had the following supervised driving time: 50 hours.

The minimum age for a driver’s license in North Dakota is: 16; 15 for a parent requested restricted license

In North Dakota you will have the following restrictions on your driver’s license –

Nighttime Restrictions: The holder of a restricted license may only drive a car belonging to a parent or guardian and may not drive between the later of sunset or 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Passenger Restrictions: none.

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach the age of: 16.

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.