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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle or motor-driven cycle on public streets or highways in New Jersey is required to have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit. A vision screening is required for all motorists. The questions on the New Jersey written knowledge test will be based on information taken from the NJ MVC Driver’s Manual, and will concern the New Jersey traffic laws, road rules, road signs and safe driving practices. The MVC written test consists of 50 questions, and you need at least 40 correct answers to pass (80%). Practice with this sample test to familiarize yourself with the format of the New Jersey driver's license test.
1. When driving near a pedestrian who is using a white cane, you need to use extra caution because:
the pedestrian is blind.
he or she is deaf.
he or she has a walking problem.
he or she has a mental disability.
2. What should you do if your headlights suddenly go out?
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Brake immediately and activate your emergency lights.
Ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
Use your emergency lights, parking lights or directional signals.
3. What do pennant-shaped signs indicate?
A school crossing
School crossing
A No Passing Zone
4. If a driver follows you too closely, you should:
increase your speed as you are probably driving too slowly.
move to another lane if possible.
brake suddenly.
activate your stop lights.
5. If your gas pedal is stuck, you should:
try pumping it to increase pressure.
hook your shoe under the pedal and see if you can free it.
ease your foot off the gas pedal and brake gently.
turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
6. A broken yellow line alongside a solid yellow line means:
Passing is not allowed in either direction
Passing on the left is permitted in either direction
Passing is permitted on the side of the broken yellow line
Passing is permitted on the side of the solid yellow line
7. This sign warns drivers that:
winding road sign
they must turn either to the right or left.
there is a double curve ahead.
there's an intersection ahead.
there is a winding road ahead.
8. When they see a yellow X signal, drivers should:
lane yellow x
come to a complete stop at the marked stop line.
turn off the ignition.
stay in their lane.
prepare to leave the lane safely.
9. When sharing the road with a truck, it is important to remember that trucks:
require less time to pass on an incline than cars.
require less time to pass on a downgrade than cars.
take longer distances than cars to stop.
require less turning radius than cars.
10. This sign is used to warn drivers about:
reduction of lanes sign
upcoming intersections.
road curves ahead.
lane ends, merge left.
road construction.
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NJ DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass: 40
Passing score: 80%
Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass: 40
Passing score: 80%
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