Montana MVD Practice Tests

Practice makes perfect! You don’t need a perfect score on your Montana driver's license test, but practice tests will ensure that you pass right away. Tests like the Montana practice permit test and the Montana road signs test ensure perfection!

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Montana 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 Montana driver’s 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

Montana MVD quick links for all drivers

Montana MVD home page
Renewal information
Identification requirements
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

In order to apply for a driver license in Montana, you must be at least 15 years of age. If you are 18 years of age or older, you are required to pass a vision screening, knowledge exam, and road test in order to apply for a full driver license. If you are under the age of 18, you must also have held a Learner License for at least six consecutive months before they can apply for a First-Year Restricted License. If you are at least 16 years of age, or are 15 years old and have successfully completed a state-approved traffic education program, or are 14 and a half and are enrolled in a traffic education program, and pass the driver licenses test, you may apply for a Traffic Education Learner’s License. A First-Year Restricted License’s restrictions will automatically end on the date indicated on the back of the license or when you turn 18, whichever occurs first.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Montana driver’s 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

Montana MVD quick links for new & teen drivers

New drivers
Graduated driver licensing
Learner permit information

New-to-State Drivers

New Montana residents are required to apply for a Montana driver license within 60 days of moving to the state. You may be required to take the knowledge exam and road test, at the discretion of the driver examiner, even if you are in possession of an out-of-state driver license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Montana driver’s 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

Montana MVD quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

Montana requires a motorcycle endorsement to operate motorcycles. In order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement, you must pass a motorcycle knowledge exam and then pass a motorcycle road test.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Montana 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

Montana MVD quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle endorsement information

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Montana. You must be at least 18 years of age, hold a non-commercial or commercial license, obtain a CLP for at least fourteen days, and pass a skills test in order to obtain a CDL. In order to obtain a CLP, you must first pass a knowledge exam.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Montana 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

Montana MVD quick links for CDL

CDL information

Montana MVD Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 33 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 27 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?

You are allowed 3 attempts to pass the written test within a 12 month period. If you fail the test 3 times or do not pass it within the 12 month period, then you must submit a new application for your license and pay any required fees again.

Who has to take the written test? Teens of what ages?

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 old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months. If they’re under 18 years of age, they must follow the graduated licensing program and will also need parental consent.

Are you required to take the written test when renewing, and if so every time you renew or just sometimes? What are the conditions if just sometimes?

You do not have to retake the written test when you renew your license unless it has been expired for more than 3 months.

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 may be required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver’s examination, however these tests may be waived at the discretion of the examiner who is issuing you a Montana license.

Who has to take the behind the wheel / 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 expired and you want to renew it.

Montana MVD Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 15 years old and have proof of successful completion of a state-approved driver’s education course, or be at least 16 years old if you do not. 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 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

What are the permit restrictions for motorcycles?

You must be directly supervised by a licensed motorcyclist at all times while riding.

Do you need to take an on-road motorcycle driving 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 the helmet law is this state?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 18 is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle.

Montana Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters in Montana are required to have a Montana Motorboat Operator’s Certificate and must complete a boating safety class approved by the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course such as those offered by Boat-Ed.com or BoatUS.org.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters who are 13 or 14 years of age and want to operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft unsupervised on Montana waterways. The State of Montana will honor a certificate of completion issued by another state’s NASBLA-approved boating safety course.

How many questions are on the test?

Montana boating safety courses may vary from county to county; you can find a list of all available courses online, including those offered by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, which you may use to contact the instructor of a course near you for more specific information regarding testing requirements.

The online safety courses generally have 60 questions on the test.

How many must you get correct to pass?

You must answer at least 70% (42 questions) correctly on the online test in order to pass.