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South Carolina Practice Permit Test

Planning on driving down to Myrtle Beach? You’ll need to pass your South Carolina permit test first.

Preparing for your exam is easy when you have practice. That’s why we created our South Carolina permit practice tests with you in mind. Every question comes complete with a full answer explanation, so you’ll learn new topics in no time. We even designed an exam specifically for South Carolina road signs, so you’ll be on your way in no time.

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South Carolina Permit Practice Tests

Take a free South Carolina DMV 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.

South Carolina Road Signs

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

About the South Carolina Permit Test

The South Carolina permit driving test is made up of 30 total questions. Of those 30 questions, individuals will need to answer 24 of those questions correctly to pass the exam. This comes out to a minimum passing score of 80%.

Individuals must be at least 15 years of age to take the South Carolina permit test. You can expect to follow these steps before and after taking the South Carolina permit test:

  1. Apply for your permit in person
  2. Provide proper documentation
  3. Have parent or guardian consent
  4. Pass vision test
  5. Pass knowledge test
  6. Get your permit

Documentation Required

When applying for your permit at the South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina, you will need to complete 30 hours of drivers ed classroom hours and at least 40 hours of supervised driving hours.

South Carolina Driving Test FAQs

There are a total of 30 questions on the South Carolina permit test.

For the SC written test, you must answer at least 80% of the questions correctly, which comes out to a total of 24 questions

You may apply for a permit in South Carolina when you are at least 15 years old.

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

You can get your license in South Carolina 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 South Carolina is: 15.5.

In South Carolina you will have the following restrictions on your driver’s license –

Nighttime Restrictions: 8 p.m.-6 a.m.

Passenger Restrictions: no more than 2 passengers younger than 21 unless transporting students to and from school.

The Nighttime restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months of license or age 17 if intermediate license has been held for at least 6 months.

The Passenger Restrictions will be in place until you reach: 12 months of license or age 17 if intermediate license has been held for at least 6 months.

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.