Select Your Free 2021 Nevada Practice Permit Test to Get Started

Select Your Free 2021 Nevada Practice Permit Test to Get Started
From the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe to the glittering lights of Las Vegas, the ‘Silver State’ has numerous points of interest to offer drivers looking to explore the ‘Silver State.  However, before you can get behind the wheel and take advantage of all the state has to offer you will need to pass your Nevada DMV written test. Start preparing for your test now with our free practice tests. Created with the understanding that practice makes perfect, our practice tests include questions in the same format and covers the same material as the real exam. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, we have you covered. We offer practice tests for both car drivers and motorcyclists. Start your practice test now and see where you stand. Too many people incorrectly assume they don’t need to prepare for the test.  These are the same people who end up leaving the Nevada DMV office empty-handed.  In fact, statistics report that over half of all applicants fail the exam every year! We don’t want to see you join that unlucky group, so we’ve put together a powerful collection of study materials designed to help you begin preparing for the Nevada permit test and give you the best possible chance for success. Our free Nevada practice permit tests are an invaluable test prep tool. Our interactive practice tests have been designed to help you become familiar with the format of the real test while testing your knowledge of the Nevada Driver’s Handbook.  Each practice test question includes valuable feedback while introducing you to the same multiple-choice format found on the actual test.

Permit Practice Tests (150 questions)

  • Questions 1-40
    Practice Test 1

    Start becoming familiar with the rules of the road and NV traffic laws with NV DMV Practice Permit Test 1. Test your knowledge now.

  • Questions 41-80
    Practice Test 2

    Take your study session even further with NV DMV Practice Permit Test 2. Quickly identify the subjects you need to further review.

  • Questions 81-120
    Practice Test 3

    Practice makes perfect. NV DMV Practice Permit Test 3 includes even more challenging questions to ensure you’re ready for the real thing.

  • Questions 121-160
    Practice Test 4

    Take your study session to the next level. NV DMV Practice Permit Test 4 includes an additional 40 questions. Test your knowledge of the rules of the road now.

  • Questions 161-210
    Road Signs Test

    Gauge your knowledge of NV road signs before you take the written permit test. This practice test contains 25 road sign questions. See how many you know

  • 50 random questions
    DMV Test Simulator

    Get a feel for the real exam before you visit your local DMV office. Designed to simulate the real test with randomized questions, no explanations, and new questions every time.

  • All 150 questions
    Endurance Test

    With over 150 questions, you can expect this practice to cover a large amount of the topics. Take this test before you head to the DMV.

Motorcycle Practice Tests (100 questions)

  • Questions 1-25
    Motorcycle Test 1

    Get more practice with our NV Motorcycle Practice Test 1. This test features similar content to the official exam. Take it now to test your motorcycle knowledge.

  • Questions 26-50
    Motorcycle Test 2

    Ready for more practice? Take the NV Motorcycle Practice Test 2 to further test your understanding of safe motorcycle operation. Get started now.

  • Questions 51-75
    Motorcycle Test 3

    The best way to prepare for the state motorcycle test is to practice and there is no better way to practice than with the NV Motorcycle Practice Test 3. Take it.

  • Questions 76-100
    Motorcycle Test 4

    The NV Motorcycle Practice Test 4 is the perfect way to continue practicing for the official written motorcycle test. This test will really challenge you! Take it now.

  • All 100 questions
    Motorcycle Endurance Test

    Prepare for the Nevada motorcycle permit test with this comprehensive practice test featuring the largest number of questions we have for Nevada. Test your knowledge and endurance now!

  • Nevada DMV Handbook 2021

    The Nevada Drivers Handbook is a powerful study tool designed to help you prepare for the NV permit test. Click here to get your FREE copy!

  • Nevada DMV Motorcycle Handbook 2021

    The Nevada Motorcycle Manual is a powerful study aid to help you begin preparing for the NV motorcycle license test. Get your free copy here!

Nevada DMV Learner's Permit FAQ

Applying for Your NV License

What are the age requirements for getting started?

Nevada has instituted a series of steps that teen drivers must complete in order to receive their unrestricted driver’s license. Those steps and their age requirements are:

  • Driver’s education – 15 years old
  • Learner’s Permit – 15 1/2 years old
  • Restricted Driver’s License – 16 years old
  • Unrestricted Driver’s License – Must hold Restricted Driver’s License for 6 months

What documents am I required to bring with me when applying for a license in Nevada?

When applying for your Learner’s Permit, you must submit the following at your local Nevada driver’s license office:

  • Proof of identity and address – acceptable documents
  • Social Security Number
  • Form DMV-002 (Driver’s License Application)
  • Form DMV 301 – Certification of Attendance
  • $23.25 licensing fee
  • $25 testing fee

Where do I file my NV driver’s license application?

You will file your application at a local DMV office.

How can I contact my local office?

Visit https://dmvnv.com/locat.htm to find office locations and contact information.

Do I have to take a Driver’s Ed Course?

Yes, teen drivers in Nevada are required to complete a driver’s education course.

What if I am new to Nevada?

If you are transferring an out-of-state Learner’s Permit or Provisional License you may need to complete driver’s ed (some Nevada counties are exempt from this requirement) contact your local DMV office for information.

If you are transferring a valid out-of-state driver’s license you have 30 days to do so. Visit your local DMV office with proper identification.

What subjects are commonly covered on the written test?

The Nevada written knowledge test is designed to assess your understanding of highway signs and markings, traffic laws and safe driving practices. Test questions are drawn from the state Driver’s Manual. Here are examples of content from the manual that you may be tested on:

  • If you are stopped at a railroad crossing where there is more than one set of tracks, wait until you have a clear view in both directions before you start across.
  • When passing a cyclist, a motorist must move into the lane to the left if more than one lane for traffic in the same direction exists and doing so is reasonably safe

How is the test formatted?

The test is multiple choice and can be given either on automated testing equipment or as a paper test.

Are there a lot of “trick” questions on the written test?

No, questions are taken from the driver’s manual and are meant to gauge your knowledge of state driving rules and safe driving practices. There are not questions that are meant to trick you into giving a wrong answer. Study the driver’s manual extensively and you should be prepared for the test.

How many questions are on the test and how many do I need to answer correctly to pass?

There are 50 questions on the test and you must answer at least 40 of them correctly to pass.

What are the best ways to prepare for the written test?

Take practice tests to assess your knowledge level and then study the Nevada Driver’s Manual to sure up weak areas and ensure you have the understanding of road signs, traffic laws and safe driving methods to pass.

Where can I get a free Nevada Driver’s Manual to study?

We offer the Nevada Driver’s Manual for free here on this website.

How can I improve my odds for passing the first time I take the test?

Try to memorize numerical information, such as measurements, distances, lengths, speed limits and more as this information is often tested for on the exam. You should also study the driver’s manual thoroughly and take practice tests to identify any weak areas and further direct your studies.

What should I do the night before the test?

Do a general review of the driver’s manual, take a practice test and be sure to get a good night’s sleep as these things will help you be at your best on test day. Also, give yourself plenty of time to get to the test and be sure to eat a good meal for energy. Remember, stay calm. If you have been studying regularly you should be able to pass with flying colors.

Do I need to make an appointment to take the written test?

Contact your local DMV office to find out if appointments are accepted and, if they are, it is recommended that you make one to save yourself possible hassles on test day.

Where do I take the written test?

You will take the test at the local DMV office.

What do I need to bring when I sit for the written test?

You should bring:

  • Proof of identity and address – acceptable documents
  • Social Security Number
  • Form DMV-002 (Driver’s License Application)
  • Form DMV 301 – Certification of Attendance
  • $23.25 licensing fee
  • $25 testing fee

Who should accompany me to the written test?

A parent or legal guardian should accompany you.

Do I need to pay a fee to take the written test?

Yes, you will need to pay a $23.25 licensing fee and a $25 testing fee.

What should I expect when I sit for the written test?

The test will have 50 questions covering road signs, traffic laws and safe driving practices and will be given via automated testing equipment or on paper. You will need to answer at least 40 questions correctly and you cannot use any notes or the driver’s manual when taking the test.
Here is a practice test formatted like the real Nevada test.

What happens after I pass the written test?

You will receive your Learner’s Permit (LPE) which will allow you to begin supervised driving practice.

What happens if I fail the written test?

If you fail the written test, you will be allowed to retake it.

Will I have to pay the test fee again?

You will not have to pay the $25 testing fee, but you will have to pay a $10 fee each time you retake the test.

I’ve passed the written permit test, what are the next steps?

You can now being supervised driving practice. You need to log 50 hours of behind the wheel training, with at least 10 of those hours coming at night. Your driving supervisor must be at least 21 years old with at least one year of driving experience.

How long after getting my Learner’s Permit can I apply for a license?

To apply for a license, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have held your Learner’s Permit for six months
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have completed 50 hours of supervised driving practice
  • Have completed driver’s ed (or 100 hours of driving practice if driver’s ed is not available)
  • Have a clean driving record

Can I drive anywhere in Nevada with my Learner’s Permit?

As long as you are accompanied by a licensed driver age 21 or older with at least one year of driving experience, you can drive on any public Nevada road or street.

Should I practice driving solely during the day?

No, as a teen driver in Nevada you are required to log at least 10 hours of driving practice at night.

Does anyone have to be in the car with me when I’m driving with my Learner’s Permit?

Yes, you must be accompanied at all times by a licensed driver age 21 or older with at least one year of driving experience.

What should I do if I have a lost Nevada Learner’s Permit?

You can get a replacement in person at your local DMV office. You will need to provide identification.

How can I be sure I’m prepared to ace the driving test?

Be sure to log the 50 hours of driving practice with a supervisor who is a good driver and who offer you suggestions and critiques that will help you improve. Also, be sure to drive in a variety of conditions, such as at night and in rain. Finally, continue to study your driver’s manual and apply the safe driving methods to your own driving.

Are there particular driving maneuvers I should practice?

On your Nevada driving test, you will be assessed on such things as preparing to drive, vehicle control, entering traffic, lane use, speed control, turns, parallel/angle parking, backing up, stopping, passing and attention to traffic situations.

How can I simulate the driving test?

You should practice completing maneuvers such as turns, parallel/angle parking, backing up and stopping. You should also practice driving in traffic where you will need to use defensive driving skills, control your speed and obey traffic signals and signs. Practicing both of these types of driving will give you a solid foundation you can rely on to pass the test.

How do I schedule my driving test?

Visit https://dmvapp.nv.gov/DMV/DL/DriveTestSchedulerPublic/DriveTest_Input.aspx to access Nevada’s automated driving test scheduling system.

Where do I take the driving test?

You will take the test at a local DMV office

What should I bring to the driving test?

  • Driver’s ed completion certificate
  • Beginning Driver Experience Log
  • Learner’s Permit
  • Proof of identity
  • A well-conditioned vehicle with vehicle registration and proof of insurance

Who should bring me to the driving test?

A parent or legal guardian should bring you.

What will I be asked to do on the driving test?

The Nevada driver’s test requires you to show proficiency at, among other things: preparing to drive, vehicle control, entering traffic, lane use, speed control, turns, parallel/angle parking, backing up, stopping, passing and attention to traffic situations. During the test, you will need to complete a maneuver course and drive in traffic.

What are the most common reasons new drivers fail the driving test?

Not paying attention to the examiner is often a big reason young drivers fail. Also, a lack of practice can cause you to make a series of small mistakes that add up to a failing score.

What are five mistakes I should be sure to avoid when taking the driving test?

  • Using improper hand position on the steering wheel
  • Not coming to a complete stop
  • Not backing up in a straight line
  • Going over the speed limit
  • Not signaling when making a turn

What happens if I fail the driving test?

You will be allowed to retake the driving test.

Will I need to pay the testing fee again?

You will need to pay a $10 fee each time you retake the test.

I’ve passed the road test, now what?

You will receive your Nevada restricted driver’s license.

What restrictions come with a Nevada license?

  • You cannot have a passenger under 18 years old accept for immediate family members for the first six months
  • If you are under 18, you cannot drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless going to/from work or school
  • You must also obey local curfew laws

What are the insurance requirements for drivers in Nevada?

All drivers must carry insurance. The state’s minimum liability requirements are $15,000 for bodily injury or death of one person; $30,000 for bodily injury or death of two or more persons; and $10,000 for destruction of property.

What if I need to renew my license or replace a lost/stolen license?

You must renew by the expiration date on the front of your driver’s license. A renewal notice will be mailed to your add on file but it is ultimately your responsibility to renew on or before your expiration date.

You can get a replacement in person at your local DMV office. You will need to provide identification and pay a fee of $18.25. You may also be able to replace your license online or at a DMV kiosk.

Where can I renew my Nevada driver’s license?

You can renew your Nevada license online, at a kiosk, by mail or in person at a local DMV office.

Will I be required to take a vision test when renewing my license?

You may be required to pass a vision test, a knowledge test and an on-road driving skills test. Renewal testing is used to re-evaluate driving knowledge, skills and abilities and to determine appropriate restrictions.

During the vision test, your vision will be checked to make sure you meet the minimum vision standards. If you need glasses or contact lenses to drive, a restriction will be placed on your driver’s license.

How to Get Your Nevada Learner’s Permit in 2021

If wish to become a legally licensed driver in Nevada you will need to first pass the permit test.  Follow this step by step guide to understand the process from permit to license.

The state of Nevada, like most others, now uses a Graduated Driver’s License Program (GDL), a multi-stage process that serves to help young drivers become comfortable with driving over time. GDL programs reduce your chances of an accident by allowing you to practice driving under supervision before you drive on your own.

In Nevada, there are three steps to the GDL process:

  • Learner’s Permit
  • Minor License
  • Full License

This guide will help you gain an understanding of the GDL process. You will also learn how to pass the Nevada permit test and ultimately obtain your full driver’s license.

Learner’s Permit

The state of Nevada requires that young drivers enroll in an approved driver’s education course. You can take this course online or in person, beginning at 15 years old. Either way, upon receiving your Learner’s Permit, you will need to complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel practice driving. If you live more than 30 miles from a classroom location, you have the option of completing 100 hours of supervised practice driving instead of taking either course.

To receive your Learner’s Permit, you will need to pass a written exam (or permit test), which consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. This will check how well you’ve learned traffic law, signs and signals. You must pass this test with a score of 80 percent or higher.

The Nevada DMV Test —What You Need to Know

Does the process of getting your Nevada driver’s license leave you feeling a bit lost?  Not to worry, we’ve worked hard to create study tools to make becoming a licensed driver a quick and simple process.  A learner’s permit is an important milestone towards your full driver’s license. A permit represents your first real taste of freedom and independence.   But before you can enjoy your new-found freedom and hit the road, the Nevada DMV requires you to pass a written test.

The NV DMV requires that all learner’s permit applicants first pass a written knowledge test. More commonly known as the permit test, this multiple-choice test contains 50 questions and covers important rules of the road, Nevada motor vehicle laws, road signs, and safe driving rules.  You will need to answer at least 80%  of the questions correctly to pass.

Study, Study, Study

If you want to ensure you pass your permit test on the first try, you will need to do plenty of studying in advance. We offer a free copy of the Nevada Driver’s Handbook for you to use in your studies. Be sure to read through each chapter carefully, and spend extra time on any areas you find confusing.

Take Practice Tests

We offer a Nevada practice permit test that can go a long way in preparing you. It contains a lot of the same topics as the actual exam, and after you take it a few times, you should be able to gauge how prepared you are for the real thing.

Visit the State of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office and Do Your Testing

This is the moment you’ve prepared for. Visit the DMV office and bring:

  • Your birth certificate or U.S. passport.
  • Your Social Security card.
  • Proof of residency (a school enrollment card or parent’s utility bill).
  • $47 in license and testing fees.

The exam will be multiple choice, so if you get stuck on a question, try to use a process of elimination to figure out the right answer. Often times, one or more of the choices will be obviously incorrect, and if you can remove those, you will have a better shot at guessing correctly. However, as long as you studied and took your practice tests, you should know most of the answers.

When you complete your permit test, you will be given a vision test to make sure you can see well enough to drive. Be sure to bring along your classes or contact lenses if you have trouble seeing without them.

Begin Your Behind-the-Wheel Practice

Now that you have your permit, you must complete your 50 hours of supervised practice driving. Of those 50 hours, 10 must take place at night.

Minor License

When you are 16 years old and have held your permit for at least six months without causing an accident or receiving any traffic violations, you can apply for your minor license. You also can’t have any drug or alcohol-related violations, and you must have completed your required driving practice and education.

Getting your Minor License involves passing a behind-the-wheel test, which will check how well you maintain control over your vehicle and observe traffic law.

When you are ready, call the DMV and make an appointment for your driving test. On appointment day, be sure to bring along:

  • A signed Financial Responsibility Statement and Affidavit for Minor to be Licensed.
  • Learner’s Permit.
  • Proof of identity and residency.
  • Driver’s Education Certificate or proof that you have completed high school.
  • A completed Beginning Driver Experience Log (Form DLD-130).
  • A registered and insured vehicle to use for the test.
  • $3.25 in license fees.

Try to stay calm and focus as you take the driving test. You have practiced hard, and as long as you keep your wits about you, the test should go fine.

Upon passing the test, you will receive your Minor License. It comes with some restrictions. Unless you are accompanied by a supervising driver, you can’t drive:

  • Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. except for school or work events.
  • With passengers under the age of 18 unless they are family members.
  • Without wearing a safety belt.

Driver’s License

When you are 18 years old and haven’t received any traffic violations, the restrictions will be removed from your license. Congratulations! You are now a fully licensed driver.

Additional Information

To legally drive in the state of Nevada, you must have 20/40 vision or better in at least one eye.