South Carolina DMV Test Prep
Use the following SC(South Carolina) DMV practice tests to study for your DMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.
Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics, do a DMV permit test simulation, and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate DMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for South Carolina.
Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to SC.
Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.
How do you change lanes? Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about lane changes, including right-of-ways, blind spots, and the proper signals.
Traffic lights are signalling devices that control flows of traffic to promote safe driving. Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about traffic lights and what they mean.
Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.
Signalling is a way to communicate with other road users. Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about signalling rules and hand signals.
How well do you know your traffic signs? Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about different types of traffic signs, what they mean, and how to react to them.
Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.
Traffic is the movement of road users. Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about traffic rules, safe practices, and how to share the road with other road users.
Do you know how to operate the lights on your vehicle? Take this FREE SC permit practice test to learn all about vehicle lights, where they are, and when to use them.
Applying for your SC License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 15.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in South Carolina?
If it is your first time applying for a license in South Carolina, you will need to have:
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residency
- Insurance Information
How do I contact my nearest South Carolina DMV office?
Driver’s licenses are issued at local South Carolina DMV offices. Here’s a list of South Carolina DMV offices.
Getting Ready for Your SC Permit Test
On the South Carolina permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about South Carolina state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the South Carolina Driver’s Manual and cover a range of topics including vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs, and markers, parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability, and more. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.
What is the best way to study for the South Carolina permit test?
Although the SC driver’s handbook is the source of when it comes to writing the South Carolina permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE SC DMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 13 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you answer a question, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE SC DMV marathon test and SC DMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.
Is driver’s education required in order to get an South Carolina learner’s permit?
YNo, but you will need to complete a driver’s ed course to get a license if you’re under 17.
Is there a mobile South Carolina DMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?
Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE DMV Practice Test app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.
How many questions are on the South Carolina DMV Test?
The South Carolina permit test consists of 30 multiple choice questions.
What's the passing mark for the South Carolina DMV Test?
You must score 24 out of 30 questions correctly to pass the South Carolina permit test.
Taking Your SC Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in South Carolina?
To sign up for your permit test in South Carolina, simply find a local DMV office when you’re ready to apply.
Which DMV office should I go to take my permit test in South Carolina?
It doesn’t matter which DMV office you go to, but most people choose to go to a DMV office nearest to them. To find out where the DMV offices are located at, visit the DMV Offices page.
How do I pass the South Carolina permit test?
To pass your South Carolina permit test, you are expected to know South Carolina traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the South Carolina Driver’s License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.
There are 30 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 80% in order to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s handbook during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.
I failed my South Carolina permit test, what should I do?
If you failed your written test, you won’t be given a permit. If it is your 1st or 2nd attempt, you can retake it again in 2 weeks. Each attempt afterwards, you must wait 60 days.
I passed my South Carolina permit test! Now what?
Congratulations! You must hold your permit for at least 180 days before applying for your license.
If you are under 18 years old, you must complete at least 40 hours of behind the wheel training with a parent or legal guardian.
If you are under 17 years old, you need to take a driver’s education course before applying for your license.
When can I take my road test?
After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 180 days before taking your road test.
During this time period, teens under 17 must complete a driver’s education course consisting of 8 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind the wheel training. Teens under 18 must complete at least 40 hours of supervised practice driving with a parent, legal guardian or licensed driver age 21 or older.
Who may I have in the car with me while driving in South Carolina with a learner's permit?
You must have a licensed driver age 21 or older in the front seat when you’re driving with a permit. Between midnight and 6 a.m., you must have a licensed parent or legal guardian with you.
New to South Carolina
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to South Carolina from another state？
Usually no road test is required, unless your out-of-state license is expired for at least 9 months. You’ll have 90 days to exchange your license for a South Carolina license.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in South Carolina?
Yes, you may drive with you out-of-state learner’s permit in South Carolina. You must adhere to the rules of both your home state and South Carolina. If you move to South Carolina you can exchange your out-of-state permit for a valid South Carolina permit for a $2.50 permit fee.
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to South Carolina?
If you have further questions regarding driving in South Carolina, you should visit the South Carolina DMV website.