Massachusetts RMV Practice Tests

Who said getting your Massachusetts driver’s license is hard? It doesn't have to be with practice tests like the Massachusetts teen permit test and the Massachusetts driver’s license renewal test. These practice tests make the written exam easier.

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Massachusetts Driver's License Resources

Whether you’re getting ready to take your learner’s permit written test for the first time, studying to get a motorcycle endorsement so you can ride your new bike, or preparing for your CDL exam to drive a commercial vehicle, we’ve gathered a wealth of resources and knowledge to help you obtain your driving credentials.

All Drivers

If you’re renewing a license that has been expired for longer than a year, or if you’re applying for reinstatement after a suspension, you may have to retake the written exam in order to obtain your license.

Free Practice Tests

Driver's License practice tests
Learner's Permit practice tests
Motorcycle Endorsement practice tests
CDL practice tests
Road Signs and Signals practice tests

Resources for all drivers

Read the official Massachusetts driver manual
Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license renewal test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Read our driving safety articles

Massachusetts RMV quick links for all drivers

Massachusetts RMV home page
Renew online
Renewal information
RMV locations
License fees
Identification requirements

New & Teen Drivers

In Massachusetts, you must be at least 16 years of age and pass a written test (25 questions to be answered within 25 minutes, 18 correct answers to pass) to apply for a Class D Permit. If you are at least 16 and a half years of age, have successfully completed a driver’s education program, hold a Class D Permit and have successfully passed the road test, you may apply for a Class D License. If you are 18 years of age or older, hold a Class D Permit, and pass a road test, you may apply for a Class D License.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Massachusetts driver manual
Take one of our free learner’s permit practice tests
Check out our new & teen driver frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a learner’s permit test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Buy a driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Massachusetts RMV quick links for new & teen drivers

Obtaining a Class D Permit & License
Junior Operator License information
Road test information
Driver school locator

New-to-State Drivers

New Massachusetts residents must exchange their out-of-state license for a Massachusett’s license upon becoming a resident. If your license has been expired for a year or longer, you will be required to pass a written exam. If your license has been expired for 4 years or longer, you will also be required to take a road test.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Massachusetts driver manual
Take one of our free driver’s license practice tests
Check out our new-to-state frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a new-to-state driver’s license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy car insurance

Massachusetts RMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New Massachusetts residents FAQ

Motorcycles

In Massachusetts, you must be at least 16 years of age and pass a written test to apply for a Class M motorcycle permit. You must be at least 16 and a half years of age, have successfully completed all Junior Operator License requirements, and have completed the Massachusetts Rider Education Program in order to apply for a Class M motorcycle license. If you are 18 years of age or older, you may either take a road test or successfully complete a Massachusetts Rider Education Program to waive the road test to apply for a Class M motorcycle license.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Massachusetts motorcycle manual
Take one of our free motorcycle license practice tests
Check out our motorcycle license frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Buy a motorcycle license test cheat sheet: basic or advanced
New-to-state motorcycle insurance

Massachusetts RMV quick links for motorcycles

How to get a motorcycle permit & license
Massachusetts Rider Education Program information
Motorcycle safety school locations

CDL

In Massachusetts, you must be at least 18 years of age, pass a knowledge test and obtain a Commercial Learner’s Permit, hold a CLP for 14 days, and pass a CDL skills test to apply for a Commercial Driver License. If you are under 21 years of age, you may only drive within the state.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Massachusetts CDL manual
Take one of our free CDL practice tests
Buy a CDL test paid cheat sheet: basic or advanced
Check rates or buy CDL insurance

Massachusetts RMV quick links for CDL

CDL & CLP information

Massachusetts RMV Driving Test Info

Who has to take the written test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass the written test. Teens can take the test if they are at least 16 years and 6 months old. If they're under 18 years of age, they will also need parental consent.

Do I have to Take the written test to Renewing my Drivers License?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license unless it has been expired for more than 1 year.

If you're new to state are you required to take the written test?

If you hold a valid driver's license from another state, or a license that has not been expired for more than 1 year, then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver's examination. If you out-of-state license has been expired for more than 1 year but less than 4, then you are required to take the written test only; if it has been expired for more than 4 years then you are required to take both the written and on-road tests.

Who has to take the on-road driving test?

Anyone who is getting their driver's license for the first time must pass both the written and driving tests. Additionally, you will also be required to re-pass both tests if your driver's license has been expired for over 4 years and you want to renew it.

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 18 questions correctly in order to pass.

If you fail when can you retake the test?

You can retake the test again in 1 day.

How many times can you retake the test?

There is no limit on the number of times you can retake the written test.

Massachusetts RMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

What are the Motorcycle Permit age limits?

You must be at least 16 years old before you can take the test. If you are under 18 years of age you must also have parental consent.

How many questions are on the test?

There are 25 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 18 questions correctly in order to pass.

Massachusetts RMV Motorcyle Permit Resctictions

You cannot drive during hours of darkness or carry any passengers, and must wear a protective helmet and protective eyewear at all tiles while operation a motorcycle. (Note: protective eyewear is only required if the motorcycle is not equipped with a windshield or screen.)

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle riding test?

Yes, you are required to pass a practical on-road motorcycle skill test in order to get your motorcycle license.

Are there any other state specific age requirements or restrictions for motorcycles?

No.

What is Massachusetts Helmet Law?

All operators and passengers of a motorcycle are required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle, regardless of their age.


Massachusetts Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Boaters of a certain age in Massachusetts are required to have a boating safety certificate and must complete the Boat Massachusetts basic boating course and pass an exam approved by the Massachusetts Environmental Police in order to receive one. Additionally, the only online safety course that is recognized by Massachusetts is the one issued by the New Hampshire Department of Public Safety.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters between the ages of 12 and 15 must have a boating safety certificate in order to operate a motorized boat or other watercraft unsupervised on Massachusetts waterways, and boaters who are 16 and 17 can complete the course if they want to legally ride personal watercraft unsupervised. The minimum age to receive a boating safety certificate is 12.

How many questions are on the test?

Massachusetts Boating Safety Classes may vary from city to city; you can find a list of all available courses organized by city on the Massachusetts Environmental Police website which you may use to contact the instructor of a course near you for more specific information regarding testing requirements.