North Dakota
Driving Practice Test

North Dakota allows young drivers to start a bit earlier than most states, as you can earn a permit at only 14 years of age after passing a driver’s education course and the ND driver’s permit test. After a year with your permit you can then apply for a license and you will receive it once you’ve passed the North Dakota DOT (often searched for as the “North Dakota DMV”) knowledge test and the road test. To do so, you must get 20 correct answers on the multiple choice test which consists of 25 questions. This site contains a number of North Dakota practice driving tests as well as CDL and motorcycle tests to help you learn the necessary safe driving practices to earn your license. The practice test below offers a huge bank of test questions to help you identify the same material the North Dakota written test covers such as rules of the road and recognition of road signs. There is no time limit.  You may not go back once you answer a question.  Click the “Start Quiz” button below to begin.  Good luck!

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How To Get A North Dakota Drivers License

North Dakota as a graduated driver’s license system with three tiers. You start with a learner’s permit, then a minor’s restricted driver’s license, and finally a full license.

To obtain your learner’s permit, you must be 14 years old and bring proof of your identity, social security number, and residence proof to your local DMV. An adult must accompany you and sign your application, and this person must be at least 18 years old and have been driving for three years. You must pass a vision test, along with a 25 question written test with an 80 percent or better.

There are interpreters and an oral exam available upon request. If you fail, you can retake the test in one day. You must hold this permit for one year and complete 50 hours of supervised driving time, 10 of which are at night. There is a $15 fee for this permit.

To obtain your restricted minor’s license, you must be 15 years old and complete a driver’s education course and 50 hours of supervised, documented driving.

The driver who documents your driving must be at least 18 years old and have a license in good standing. You must also pass a driving exam, and pass a safe driving DMV written exam. The final step is paying a $15 fee. Once you turn 16, your license will automatically turn into an unrestricted license if you have followed these steps.
If you recently moved into the state, you have 90 days to pay your $15 fee and take the written exam to get your license switched over to a North Dakota one. When you go to the DMV to switch your license, you have to bring proof of identity, proof of residency, and your social security card. There is also a New License application to fill out and sign before you’re eligible for a new license.

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How To Pass the North Dakota Driver’s License Test

Operating a motor vehicle in the state of North Dakota is a privilege, and to earn that privilege you need to perform on both the North Dakota permit test and the state driver’s license test. Many people fail this on the first try, so it’s important to prepare correctly unless you want to waste the time and money to take the test multiple times. The following tips can be helpful in getting prepared for your big exam day. 

  • Utilize all available resources. This site contains a huge amount of ND permit practice test questions to help you prepare for the real test. Getting comfortable with the types of questions and seeing if you can consistently eclipse a score of 20 on these tests can help you gain the knowledge and confidence to pass on your first try.
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  • Prepare the night before. Stress can ruin your performance on tests and the driving knowledge test is no different. Have everything ready the day before the test so you’re not scrambling around at the last minute. That’s stress you don’t need, and you certainly won’t want to show up late.
  • Bury your nose in the North Dakota Noncommercial Drivers License Manual. This is the center of the universe as far as driving information goes in North Dakota (link to download available below). When you think you’ve read it enough times, read it twice more in preparation for the test.

Additional Information

North Dakota DOT (Department of Transportation)

For information on North Dakota driver’s licenses and testing, as well as information on vehicles and registration, you can find more information on the North Dakota DOT website at https://www.dot.nd.gov/

Phone: 701.328.2581

To find North Dakota DOT hours and the location nearest you, you can find those listings on their website at https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/docs/Drivers%20Lic%20Sites.pdf.

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