Select Your Free 2022 New Hampshire Practice Permit Test to Get Started

Select Your Free 2022 New Hampshire Practice Permit Test to Get Started
When you’re fortunate enough to live in the New England state of New Hampshire, going for a drive takes on an entirely new meaning.  Scenic coastal roads to historic drives that follow early Native American routes the state is practically designed for road trips. But only licensed drivers can take advantage of all the highways and byways New Hampshire has to offer.  Becoming a licensed driver means passing a written test on the rules of the road and traffic signs.  Take the time to ensure your success with our free test prep resources.  We include the official state driver’s handbook, practice tests, and a complete step-by-step guide to ensure you don’t forget a thing. Failing the written test can be an embarrassing experience. Not only do you leave the DMV office empty handed but you also have to come back to take the test all over again. Our goal is to help you prepare for the test with confidence. We’ve done the hard work for you by gathering only the best study resources, including providing you with our sample interactive New Hampshire practice permit tests. You’ll also find a copy of the official  New Hampshire Driver’s Manual. Need a motorcycle license?  We have resources to help you pass the motorcycle written test as well.  Our New Hampshire study material is a great place to start as you prepare for your test. Don’t put it off any longer.  It’s time to prepare for success.

Permit Practice Tests (154 questions)

  • Questions 1-41
    Practice Test 1

    Boost your confidence and understanding of New Hampshire driving laws with NH Practice Permit Test with a free online practice exam today!

  • Questions 42-82
    Practice Test 2

    Further test your knowledge New Hampshire rules of the road with NH Practice Permit Test 2. More practice test questions to challenge you before you sit for the exam.

  • Questions 83-123
    Practice Test 3

    Ready for more practice? NH DMV Practice Permit Test 3 provides 40 additional questions. Don’t skip out on this practice test.

  • Questions 124-164
    Practice Test 4

    Ready to take your test experience to the next level? NH DMV Practice Permit Test 4 features an additional 40 questions designed to challenge your road rules knowledge.

  • Questions 165-214
    Road Signs Test

    It’s essential that you understand NH road signs if you want to earn your permit. Take our road sign practice test to see what you know and what you need to study.

  • 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 154 questions
    Endurance Test

    With 150 of the most challenging questions to date. this practice test will help you quickly identify your strengths and weaknesses by topic.

Motorcycle Practice Tests (100 questions)

  • Questions 1-25
    Motorcycle Test 1

    Looking to practice for the New Hampshire motorcycle written test? Take your NH Motorcycle Practice Test 1 today. With 25 tough questions, it’s just what you need. Get started!

  • Questions 26-50
    Motorcycle Test 2

    The NH Motorcycle Practice Test Two is a great way to continue practicing for the official motorcycle written test. Test the depth of your knowledge by taking it today.

  • Questions 51-75
    Motorcycle Test 3

    Increase your chances of passing the state motorcycle written test by taking our excellent NH Motorcycle Practice Test Three today. This test is designed to prepare you to pass.

  • Questions 76-100
    Motorcycle Test 4

    Increase your chances of passing the New Hampshire motorcycle written test with the NH Motorcycle Practice Test 4. There are 25 questions to test your knowledge. Take it now.

  • All 100 questions
    Motorcycle Endurance Test

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

New Hampshire Learner's Permit FAQ

Applying for Your NH License

What are the age requirements for getting started?

New Hampshire’s Graduated Driver’s Licensing Program differs slightly from the programs of many other states in that New Hampshire does not require new drivers to get a Learner’s Permit. Instead, New Hampshire’s GDL levels and age requirements are:

  • Driver’s Education & Practice Driving – 15 ½ years old
  • Youth Operator License – 16 years old
  • Full Driver’s License – 21 years old

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

  • Form DSMV450 – Application for Driver License
  • Proof of legal name, date of birth, identity & Social Security Number – here are documents that can be submitted
  • Driver’s Ed completion certificate
  • Form DSMV 509 – Driver’s Out-of-Class Log Sheet
  • Form DSMV 38 – Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate
  • $50 for fee

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

You will file your application at a local office of the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles.

How can I contact my local office?

Visit https://www.dmv.nh.gov/hours-and-locations for office hours and contact information.

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

Yes, drivers under the age of 18 are required to take driver’s education in New Hampshire. The course will include 30 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of driving with an instructor and six hours of driving observation.

What if I am new to New Hampshire?

New Hampshire only accepts valid out-of-state driver’s licenses. It does not accept Learner’s Permits. You will have 60 days to transfer your license. You must also meet the following requirements: are at least 16; have completed driver’s education; and have completed 40 hours of driving practice.

What subjects are commonly covered on the written test?

The New Hampshire written knowledge test covers rules of the road, road signs and safe driving practices. All questions on the test are drawn from the state Driver’s Manual. Here are a couple of examples of content from the manual that could be tested for on the written exam:

  • The time it takes from the moment you see the danger until you step on the brake is called the REACTION TIME. The distance your vehicle has traveled during this time is called the REACTION DISTANCE. Tests have shown that the average driver takes about 3/4 of a second to put a foot on the brake pedal after seeing the danger
  • Alcohol can affect you differently at different times. Drinking on an empty stomach will affect the body faster than drinking after eating. Alcohol also affects you more if you are taking medicine or are tired.

How is the test formatted?

The New Hampshire knowledge test is multiple choice.

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

No, the state driver’s manual specifically says “there are no trick questions.” All questions are from the Driver’s Manual so if you study the manual thoroughly enough you shouldn’t be surprised by anything you see on the test.

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

The New Hampshire written test contains 40 questions and you must answer at least 32 correctly to pass.

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

Study the New Hampshire Driver’s Manual and take practice tests to identify any weak areas and direct your studies. We offer free practice tests on this website that are formatted like the real New Hampshire test to that you can get used to sitting for the exam.

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

Right here! We offer the New Hampshire Driver’s Manual for free.

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

When studying the driver’s manual pay particular attention to measurements, distances and lengths as these are often asked about on the exam. You should also be sure to read the driver’s manual several times and take practice tests to verify your knowledge and see if there are any areas that you need to focus more study time on.

What should I do the night before the test?

What you don’t want to do is stay up all night cramming for the test. If you plan ahead and spread your studying out over several nights instead of trying to do it all in one night you’ll be much better off. In fact, it is best if you go to bed early on the night before the test to ensure you are well rested the next day.

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

Contact your local DMV office to see if appointments are accepted and it is recommended that you schedule one if they are.

Where do I take the written test?

You will take the test at one of the DMV offices located throughout the state.

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

You should bring:

  • Form DSMV450 – Application for Driver License
  • Proof of legal name, date of birth, identity & Social Security Number – here are documents that can be submitted
  • Driver’s Ed completion certificate
  • Form DSMV 509 – Driver’s Out-of-Class Log Sheet
  • Form DSMV 38 – Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate
  • $50 for 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 $50 fee.

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

You will be given 40 questions and you will have 40 minutes to complete the test. The test itself is administered on a touch screen monitor, which is easy to use and doesn’t require any computer knowledge. You can only miss a maximum of eight questions and still pass the test. When taking the test you cannot refer to any notes or the driver’s manual. Here is a practice test formatted like the real New Hampshire test.

What happens after I pass the written test?

You will receive your Youth Operator’s License.

What happens if I fail the written test?

You will be allowed to retake the test.

How soon can I retake the written test?

You will have to wait 10 days to retake the test.

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

With your Youth Operator’s License you will have the following restrictions:

  • You cannot drive from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • For the first six months, you cannot drive with more than one passenger under 25 years old who is not an immediate family member
  • After that, you cannot drive with more passengers than there are seat belts in your vehicle
  • If you have more than one passenger under 25 years old you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old

How long after getting my Youth Operator’s License can I get a full license?

Your license will automatically become a full license when you turn 21.

Can I drive anywhere in New Hampshire with my Youth Operator’s License?

Yes, provided you adhere to the license’s restrictions, which include not driving between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Should I practice driving solely during the day?

When practicing for your Youth Operator’s License, you are required to complete at least 10 hours of your 40 hours of driving practice at night.

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

Yes, you must be accompanied by a licensed supervising driver who is at least 25 years old.

What should I do if I have a lost New Hampshire License?

You can apply for a replacement license in person at your local DMV office. You will need to provide a completed application form and identification and you will have to pay a $10 fee.

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

You should study the New Hampshire Driver’s Manual and try to apply the safe driving tips to your own driving. You should also get as much practice as possible with a good supervising driver who can tell you what you are doing wrong and provide advice for how to improve.

Are there particular driving maneuvers I should practice?

Be sure to practice parking; turning, including three-point turns; stopping; accelerating; backing; and driving safely in traffic.

How can I simulate the driving test?

To simulate the driving test, complete a maneuver course – for example, in a seldom used parking lot. You should practice parking, backing, stopping, accelerating and making turns. You should also practice driving in traffic where you will need to display good defensive driving skills, such as signaling, obeying traffic signs and signals and more. If possible, try to drive on the roads that are actually used on the driving test to get better familiar with them.

How do I schedule my driving test?

Visit https://www.dmv.nh.gov/hours-and-locations to find a location near you.

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?

  • Form DSMV450 – Application for Driver License
  • Proof of legal name, date of birth, identity & Social Security Number – here are documents that can be submitted
  • Driver’s Ed completion certificate
  • Form DSMV 509 – Driver’s Out-of-Class Log Sheet
  • Form DSMV 38 – Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate
  • $50 for fee
  • A well-maintained, properly functioning vehicle
  • Vehicle registration

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?

During the driving test the examiner will be assessing your skill in handling the vehicle in traffic; driving habits; working knowledge and understanding of traffic signs and rules of the road; how well you physically, mentally and emotionally handle the actual stress of driving in traffic; and your attitude toward driving and personal and public safety.

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

One common reason for failure is not being able to complete basic maneuvers with the car, such as not backing up in a straight line or not making a proper three-point turn. Another common reason for failure is not showing the proper attitude when behind the wheel – for example, showing a careless disregard for pedestrians and not obeying traffic signs and signals.

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

  • Making a rolling stop
  • Following too closely
  • Not signaling
  • Speeding
  • Failing to check the blind spot when changing lanes

What happens if I fail the driving test?

You will be allowed to retake the driving test.

How soon can I retake the test?

You will have to wait 10 days to retake the test.

I’ve passed the road test, now what?

You will issued a 60-day temporary paper license and will receive your Youth Operator’s License in the mail.

What restrictions come with a New Hampshire license?

  • You cannot drive from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • For the first six months, you cannot drive with more than one passenger under 25 years old who is not an immediate family member
  • After that, you cannot drive with more passengers than there are seat belts in your vehicle
  • If you have more than one passenger under 25 years old you must be accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old

What are the insurance requirements for drivers in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire does not require drivers to carry auto insurance. However, if you are in an accident and you do not have insurance you may be required to pay damages including medical expenses.

If you do not have the cash to pay you are liable for the payment and your license will be suspended until a settlement is reached.

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

You may renew a valid New Hampshire Driver’s License up to six months before the expiration date. The state DMV will send you a renewal notice approximately two months before the expiration date.

You can apply for a replacement license in person at your local DMV office. You will need to provide a completed application form and identification and you will have to pay a $10 fee.

Where can I renew my New Hampshire driver’s license?

You can renew your New Hampshire license online or in person at a local DMV office.

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

Yes, when renewing in person you will need to take a vision test. To pass the test, you must be able to read the 20/40 vision line with both eyes. If you are blind in one eye, you must read the 20/30 vision line.

How to Get Your New Hampshire Learner’s Permit in 2022

Are you ready for the New Hampshire permit test?  The state of New Hampshire now uses a Graduated Driver’s License Program (GDL) to help prepare young drivers for the road. Multi-stage GDL programs have been proven to reduce the number of accidents caused by inexperienced drivers by helping them gain necessary driving skills while still remaining under supervision.

In New Hampshire, there are three steps to the GDL program:

  • Practice Driving
  • Youth Operator License
  • Full License

In this article, you will learn about the GDL process, and we will show you how to pass the New Hampshire permit test (also known as the Youth Operator License test) and go on to earn unrestricted driving privileges.

Driver’s Education

At age 15 and a half, you can begin to practice driving while accompanied by a licensed driver age 25 or above. unlike most states, New Hampshire doesn’t have a Learner’s Permit.

Instead, you will be required to complete driver’s education, which includes 30 hours of classroom education, 10 hours of practice under the supervision of your instructor and six hours of driving observation. You also must complete 40 hours of practice driving under the supervision of a licensed adult age 25 or older, with 10 of those hours taking place at night.

When you complete these requirements, you can move on to the next phase in the process.

Youth Operator License

At 16 years old, you can apply for your Youth Operator License. There is technically no Learner’s Permit in the state of New Hampshire, but to receive your Youth Operator License, you will need to pass a written knowledge test that is very similar to the permit test in other states. You will also need to pass a vision test and a behind-the-wheel test.

The New Hampshire DMV Test — What You Need to Know

You’ll never forget the day you receive your driver’s license.  For many people, it symbolizes the passage into adulthood. While for others, it symbolizes freedom and independence.  But before you can get your hands on your very own driver’s license, the state of New Hampshire has a few requirements.

While the state of New Hampshire does not issue learner’s permits, the New Hampshire’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) still requires you to pass a written knowledge test before issuing you a driver’s license. The test is designed to determine your understanding of the rules of the road, state traffic laws, and road signs.

Studying Hard Ensures Success

Passing the test on the first try requires dedicated study. There is a lot of information to absorb, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. We offer a free copy of the New Hampshire Driver’s Handbook for you to read, and if you would like a hard copy, you can find one at your local New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices.

Don’t Miss Out on Practice Tests

Our New Hampshire practice permit test contains a lot of the same subject matter as the knowledge test you will need to pass to get your Youth Operator License. Taking it before the actual test is a great way to make sure you’re fully prepared.

Visit Your Local New Hampshire DMV Office and Do Your Testing

When you’re ready for your test, visit your local DMV office before 3:30 p.m. The DMV does not offer testing after that time. Be sure to bring along:

  • Proof of identity (birth certificate, U.S. passport).
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Proof of residency (school enrollment card, parent’s utility bill).
  • Your parent or guardian.
  • A signed and completed application.
  • The green certificate you were given when you completed driver’s education.
  • A signed Parent or Guardian Authorization Certificate.
  • A signed Driver’s Out-Of-Class Log Sheet, which proves of your practice hours.
  • $50 in fees.

First, you will be given your written knowledge test. Try to relax and remember all the information you so carefully studied. As long as you are prepared, passing shouldn’t be a problem for you.

The same goes for the driving test. You’ve been practicing plenty, and at this point, the things that are asked of you during the test should seem very simple.

After passing the two tests and completing your vision exam, you will be given your Youth Operator License. It comes with a few restrictions you should be aware of:

  • You may not drive between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.
  • You and all of your passengers must be wearing safety belts.
  • Unless accompanied by a licensed adult age 25 or above, you may not drive with more than one passenger under the age of 25 who isn’t an immediate family member. However, after the first six months, this restriction is lifted.

Driver’s License

When you reach the age of 18, and you haven’t received any traffic violations or had any accidents, all of the restrictions will be removed from your license. You don’t need to do anything else at this time.

Additional Information

If you are moving to New Hampshire and have a learner’s permit from another state, you will need to start the process from scratch by doing driver’s education and completing your 40 practice hours before applying for your Youth Operator License. If you completed driver’s education in another state, it will count toward your requirements as long as the course you took meets the standards of New Hampshire.