The day has arrived and it is time to take your written test for your permit to drive. Below are the requirements for passing the written test.
Do I need to make an appointment?
You are not required to make an appointment to take the written test but need to arrive with sufficient time to take the test.
When do I need to arrive at the DMV Office?
You must arrive at the DMV office at least one-half hour (30 mimutes) before the office closing time. If you plan to take the written test on a day with late hours, you must arrive at least one hour (60 minutes) before the closing time.
How many questions do I to pass?
To pass the written test, you must give the correct answers to at least fourteen (14) of the twenty (20) multiple-choice questions, which includes the correct answers to at least two (2) of the four (4) questions about road signs for NYS DMV to pass you.
When will the permit arrive by mail?
If you pass the eye test (or submit an ETR) and the written test, you will be given the learner’s permit to take home and can begin practicing for the road test and therefore will not have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. The permit is valid for approximately five (5) years and its expiration depends on your date of birth and the time that you requested the permit. Should you loose your permit, you will have to request another (currently US$17.50) which will take up to two (2) weeks to arrive as express mail services is not available for such replacements.
When can I take the road test?
Please be aware that road tests cannot be schedule if your certificate is expired. Also, any motorist who is under the age of 18 must have at least six (6) months of valid permit status before the date of the scheduled road test. Fortunately, this is not a requirement for motorist who are age 17, completed driver education, and have a form MV-285 driver education certificate. Along with these requirements, motorist must also have the required number of hours of supervised driving practice.
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