New Hampshire DMV Practice Tests

Study the New Hampshire driver's handbook to learn the rules, but take practice tests to pass the written exam. The New Hampshire new-to-state driver's license test and the New Hampshire road signs practice test show you what you've learned.

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Your New Hampshire DMV Handbooks

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New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire DMV quick links for all drivers

New Hampshire DMV home page
Renew online
License FAQ
DMV locations
Identification requirements
License and permit fees
License forms and applications

New & Teen Drivers

In order to apply for a driver license in New Hampshire, you must be at least 16 years of age. If you are 18 years of age or older, you will have to pass a knowledge exam and a road test before you can apply for a driver license. If you are under 21 years of age, you will be issued a Youth Operator License, which can only be upgraded to a regular driver license after your 21st birthday. If you are under 18 years old, you are required to successfully complete a New Hampshire-approved Driver Education program and 40 hours of supervised driving before you can take the knowledge exam and road test to be issued a Youth Operator License. No learner permit is required. You may enroll in a Driver Education Program if you are at least 15 and a half years of age.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire DMV quick links for new & teen drivers

First-time applicant information
Applicants under 18 years of age Provisional license information
Learning to drive
Driver education information
Driver education schools
Knowledge exam and road test information

New-to-State Drivers

New residents in New Hampshire with valid out-of-state licenses have 60 days within establishing residency in the state to transfer their license to a New Hampshire License. If your out-of-state license is expired, you may have to take a knowledge exam and a road test before you will be issued a New Hampshire driver license.

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire DMV quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

New Hampshire requires motorcyclists to hold a valid motorcycle license or motorcycle permit in order to operate a motorcycle. In order to apply for a motorcycle license, you must be at least 16 years of age, have a valid New Hampshire license, and show proof of fitness to operate a motorcycle by either passing a Basic Rider Class or taking and passing the motorcycle road test. If you are under 18 years of age, you are required to pass a Basic Rider Class in order to apply for a motorcycle license. In order to apply for a motorcycle permit, you must be at least 16 years of age, have a valid New Hampshire license, and pass a motorcycle knowledge test. If you are under 18 years of age, you must also have successfully completed an approved driver education course in order to apply for a motorcycle permit.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire DMV quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle license and permit information
Basic Rider Course information

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in New Hampshire. You must be at least 18 years of age, hold a regular New Hampshire driver’s license, and successfully pass the CDL knowledge test to apply for a CDL. Upon successful completion of the knowledge test, applicants will be issued a CLP, and scheduled for a CDL road test. After successful completion of the CDL road test, you may apply for a CDL.

Resources for CDL

Read the official New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire DMV quick links for CDL

CDL information
CDL renewal information
CDL permit information
CDL road test information

New Hampshire DMV Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 20 questions on the general knowledge section and 10 road sign questions on the written test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 16 out of the 20 general questions and at least 9 out of the 10 road sign 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.

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. If they’re under 18 years of age then they must complete a state-approved driver’s education 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 years.

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, and are at least 18 years old then you are not required to take either part (written or on-road) of the driver’s examination.

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 been expired for over 3 years and you want to renew it.

New Hampshire DMV Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 16 years old and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months 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 20 questions correctly in order to pass.

What are the permit restrictions for motorcycles?

You cannot drive on highways, drive during hours of darkness, or carry any passengers.

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?

Both the written and on-road tests can be waived by anyone who completes a Motorcycle Rider Training Course.

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.

New Hampshire Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters in New Hampshire are required to have a boating education certificate and must complete a boating safety class approved by the New Hampshire Department of Safety (DOS). Additionally, boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course such as the one offered by Boat-Ed.com.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters who are older than 16 years of age must complete a certified boating education class in order to operate a motorboat with more than 25 HP on New Hampshire waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

New Hampshire boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations, including the US Coast Guard, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and the US Power Squadron, and testing requirements may vary for each one. You can find a list of all approved safety courses on the New Hampshire DOS website, 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.