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Let’s get ready for your South Carolina DMV Permit Test

This updated South Carolina DMV practice exam for 2022 includes 40 questions from the official 2022 SC Driver Handbook. To drive in South Carolina, you must pass the SC DMV exam. In other words, the DMV permit exam is also known as the driving test. For either a learner’s permit or a driver’s license, you must pass a written exam consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions. At 15, you may apply for a learner’s permit. If you are under the age of 17, you must complete a driving education course. A permit costs $2.50. A $2 fee is also required to take the written exam, whether for a permit or a license. This SC DMV practice test is meant to help you prepare for the official exam. To pass this South Carolina DMV practice exam, you must correctly answer 80% of the questions.

Car Practice Tests

Easy

240 questions

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The best place to start. This DMV permit test has road rules related questions, each with detailed explanations to help you truly learn the concepts, rather than just memorizing them. Each test is designed to be exactly like the real one. Feel free to take them as many times as you’d like, then move on to the marathon test.

Practice test 1

Questions: 1-40

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 2

Questions: 41-80

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 3

Questions: 81-120

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 4

Questions: 121-160

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 5

Questions: 161-200

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 6

Questions: 201-240

Correct: 0/40 Start
Easy Marathon

Your last step before moving to the Road Signs section. Practice all the road rules questions at once.

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Hard

200 questions

Complete: 0/200

Once you’ve gotten the basic road rules down – it’s time to practice a more difficult topic. These road signs practice tests will go over road signs and other tricky topics. Take the practice permit tests as many times as it takes to get a perfect score!

Practice test 1

Questions: 1-40

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 2

Questions: 41-80

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 3

Questions: 81-120

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 4

Questions: 121-160

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 5

Questions: 161-200

Correct: 0/40 Start
Hard Marathon

Your last step before moving to the fines and limits section. Practice all the road signs questions at once.

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Expert

80 questions

Complete: 0/80

Finally starting to get the hang of it? Then it’s time to take the hardest permit tests. These are the most difficult topics that will go over the limits and fines as outlined in the AL Driver Handbook. || Don’t get caught by surprise on the day of your exam! Make sure you practice the most difficult questions!

Practice test 1

Questions: 1-40

Correct: 0/40 Start
Practice test 2

Questions: 41-80

Correct: 0/40 Start
Expert Marathon

Your last step before moving to the fines and limits section. Practice all the limits and fines questions at once.

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Exam Simulator

Random 40 Questions

The Grand Finale. The exam simulator mimics the experience of a DMV exam, pulling random questions from a huge database. It has the same number of questions and the same passing score as your actual exam.

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What is the age requirement to obtain a South Carolina Driver’s License?
You must be at least 18 years old to receive a SC Driver’s License. If you are at least 15 years old you may apply for a Beginner’s Permit.
Do I have to pass any test in order to obtain a South Carolina driver’s license?
Yes, you must pass the following: Vision, Knowledge and Road Exams.
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What is the age requirement to apply for a Beginner’s Permit?
You must be at least 15 years old.
Which documents do I need to provide to apply for a Beginner’s Permit in South Carolina?
Birth Certificate;
SSN card
Proof of residence.
Do I have to pass any test to obtain my SC Beginner’s Permit?
Yes. Passing the vision and knowledge examinations is an absolute need.
I am younger than 18 years old. Can I sign my application?
If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign the form.
How long do I have to hold my Beginner’s Permit?
In order to get a driver's license, you must be at least 18 years old or have never had one before.
Do I have any restriction while driving with my Beginner’s Permit?
Yes, you may only drive from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. with a licensed driver who is at least 21 years old and has at least one year of driving experience sitting alongside you.
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Who can apply for a Conditional License?
Everyone under the age of 16 who has had a beginner's permit for at least 180 days is eligible.
What documents do I need to provide to apply for my Conditional Driver’s license?
For further information about protection,
a parent or legal guardian must sign the application.
PDLA is a good starting point (available at www.scdmvonline.com).
Vision and road tests are also required.
Do I have any restriction while driving with my Conditional Driver’s license?
Only between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. may you drive alone (8 pm during daylight savings time). More than two persons under the age of 21 cannot be transported (except for family members and students in the journey to and from school). If you have a driver's license, you may drive from 6pm until midnight with no restrictions on the number of passengers. Only your parent or legal guardian may drive you between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.
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I hold a valid Conditional Driver’s license. When can I receive full driving privileges?
If you are 16 years old and have had a Conditional Driver's License for one year with no traffic violations, you may apply for a full driver's license at that time.
I am 17 years old and I have held my Beginner’s Permit for 180 days. Can I receive full driving privileges?
Yes, you need a parent or legal guardian's permission, along with your insurance details and passing eyesight and road tests.
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How many questions are on the South Carolina DMV permit test?
Multiple-choice questions with 30 options.
What is the score required to pass the test?
To pass the exam, you must get at least 24 answers right (an accuracy rate of 80 percent or above).
I failed my knowledge test. What do I have to do?
Learn from the instructions and put them into action. After two weeks, you are permitted to try again. You must wait 60 days after the second try.
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Will the SC DMV office provide a car for my Road Test?
No, you'll need to bring your own vehicle to the exam. Make sure the car is in good working order before getting in it.
Can I drive to the DMV office to take my Road Test?
No. An authorized driver must be in your company.
Are there specific requirements for passing the Road Test?
Be able to drive both physically and intellectually;
Become familiar with traffic signs, signals, and pavement markings; learn their meanings
Ability to drive on roads and highways without incident;
Be considerate of your fellow motorists and their rights..
I failed my Road Test. When am I allowed the following attempt?
Retaking the test will be made clear by the examiner. If you have never driven before, you must wait at least two weeks before getting behind the wheel (otherwise 1 week). You have to wait 60 days before you may retake the exam after your second failed attempt.

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