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Anyone operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle on public roadways in South Carolina must have a driver license or learner's permit. To apply for a learner's permit, you must be 15 years of age or older. You must provide a birth certificate, proof of residency, social security card or equivalent, and must pass the vision and knowledge tests. The South Carolina written knowledge test covers the contents of the South Carolina Driver's Manual, and includes questions on road signs, road rules and safe driving practices. The SC DMV written test consists of 30 questions, and you'll need at least 24 correct answers to pass (80% or higher). Practice with this sample DMV test to get ready for the official South Carolina driver's license test.
1. A broken yellow line in the center of the road indicates that:
Passing is not permitted.
Both lanes of traffic are going in the same direction.
Passing is permitted in either direction.
2. This road sign means:
winding road sign
Winding road
Sharp turn to the left
Low shoulder
3. Aggressive driving includes:
chasing or challenging other drivers.
All of the above.
quick lane changes without a signal.
4. Drivers cannot to pass a vehicle on the left if:
they can not safely return to the right lane before the center line changes from a broken line to a solid one.
they approach the top of a hill on a two-way road and cannot see over it.
All of the above.
5. On average, how long does it take your body to remove the alcohol contained in 5 ounces of wine?
one hour.
30 minutes.
3 hours.
6. If another vehicle passes you on the left, you must:
decrease your speed slightly and keep to the right.
increase your speed slightly and keep to the right.
decrease your speed, then pull over to the right and stop.
7. This sign warns that:
reduction of lanes sign
traffic must merge right.
traffic must merge left.
the bridge ahead is wide enough for only one vehicle at a time.
8. This sign tells drivers that:
must turn sign
a divided highway is ahead.
left and right turns are not allowed.
they cannot go straight ahead.
9. If there is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane, you should:
make sure the pedestrian can see you before proceeding.
stop and let the pedestrian finish crossing.
honk your horn and proceed with caution.
10. Which sign has white letters on a red background?
School zone
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SC DMV Knowledge Test

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15
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