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.

Your Massachusetts RMV Practice Tests

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Your Massachusetts RMV Handbooks

Before you take a practice test make sure you've reviewed the Massachusetts drivers handbook. You will be tested on this content! Find them online below:

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Massachusetts Driver's License Resources

When getting your Massachusetts driver’s license, there’s a lot you need to prepare for and to know. Failing to take the time to learn these things can cost you time, money, and headache in the long run. To prevent all that, use our list of resources to help you learn what you need to know and what you need to do to prepare.

Teen Permit Test

Although teens are the ones who are getting their permit, the Massachusetts permit practice test is for anyone learning to drive for the first time (and who has never held a license before). Since 70% of people fail the permit test on their first attempt, use this practice test to be in that 30%.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

If your Massachusetts driver’s license has not been expired for more than a year, or is valid at the time of renewal, then you do not need to take the Massachusetts driver’s license renewal test. Otherwise, you will have to take the test.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of Massachusetts, you only have to take the Massachusetts new-to-state driver’s license test if your old license has been expired for more than one year. If it’s still valid, or has been expired for less than a year, then you don’t need to take the test.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

The Massachusetts driving manual is the most important resource in getting your Massachusetts driver’s license. You’re not going to pass any of these practice tests or your on-road exam without reading it at least once. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs will appear on every test: the written exam, the on-road test, and even the vision test when you renew your Massachusetts driver’s license. To prepare for all that, we have a Massachusetts road signs practice test that covers all the signs that could appear on any of these exams.

Massachusetts Driver’s License Blog Posts

We also have our daily driver blog that publishes posts about preparing for the test, safe driving, and current driving laws. Below are a few links we recommend reading so that you are not only prepared to take the driver’s license test, but also prepared to drive with your license in the state:

DUI Fines & Punishments

Driver’s Ed or No Driver’s Ed?

Safe Driving Tips for Driving Test – Unfamiliar Traffic Situations

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.