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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in North Carolina must have a driver license or learner's permit. Driver test requirements include a vision test, a traffic signs test, a knowledge test and a driving test. To pass the signs test, you must identify the traffic signs by color and shape and explain what each means. The North Carolina DMV written test is about road rules and safe driving practices. Everything you need to know is covered in the North Carolina Driver's Handbook. The NC DMV test consists of 37 questions. To pass the North Carolina DMV test, you are allowed to miss 3 of the 12 questions about road signs, and 5 of the 25 questions about road rules.
1. What does a flashing yellow light mean?
flashing yellow light
Warning: hospital ahead.
The same thing as a stop sign.
Drivers may move forward with caution.
All of the above.
2. The yield sign means:
yield sign
If the way is clear, you may move forward slowly without stopping.
Stop if you can.
Go. The light will soon be red.
3. This sign means:
right curve sign
Winding road ahead.
Do not turn right.
Left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
The road will curve to the right.
4. This warning sign means:
school sign
Slow down, drive with caution and watch for children
Watch out for children crossing the street
You are approaching a school
All of the above.
5. Vertical rectangles tell drivers:
vertical rectangle
that there's a school zone ahead.
the law.
the direction they should travel.
what is not allowed.
6. This road sign means:
side road sign
Merging traffic.
Sharp right turn.
Side Road.
All traffic must go straight ahead.
7. What does this road sign indicate?
Area reserved for people with disabilities
Interstate highway
Hospital service
Hill area
8. This sign tells drivers that:
no right turn sign
they must not make a right turn.
U-turns are not allowed.
they must make a left turn at the intersection.
None of the above.
9. This road sign means:
curve speed reduction
Winding road ahead; slow down to the indicated speed
The road ahead curves right; slow down to the indicated speed
Merge, then slow down to the indicated safe speed
Divided highway begins. Slow down to the indicated safe speed
10. This road sign means:
divided highway ends sign
Divided highway ahead
One-way street
Divided highway ends
Four-lane highway ahead
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NC DMV Practice Test Facts

Number of questions: 37
Correct answers to pass:29
Passing score:78%
Signs questions:12
Signs - Correct answers to pass:9
Minimum age to apply: 15
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