Tennessee DOS Practice Tests

The Tennessee driver's manual isn't enough to pass the written exam. The Tennessee road signs practice test is just one more way you can prepare. We also have the Tennessee driver's license renewal test, and many more, to help you pass.

Your Tennessee DOS Practice Tests

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Your Tennessee DOS Handbooks

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

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Tennessee Driver’s License Resources

Getting your driver’s license isn’t easy, but you don’t have to do it without any help. There are plenty of resources and practice tests out there to help you learn what you need to learn. Here is a list of Tennessee driver’s license resources that we have to help anyone and everyone get their Tennessee driver’s license:

Teen Permit Test

Although it is typically teens getting their permit, the Tennessee permit test is for anyone learning to drive for the first time. If you’ve never had a license before, you will need to get a permit first and a passing the permit test is required to get that permit.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

When your Tennessee driver’s license is up for renewal, you only have to take the Tennessee driver’s license renewal test if your license has already expired. If this is you, then this practice test is an excellent resource. Otherwise, you don't have to take the test.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new resident of Tennessee, then you might need to take the Tennessee new to state driver’s license test. You only have to take it if your old license has been expired for at least six months. Otherwise, you don't have to take the test.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

There is no way you are going to pass any written exam or get your driver’s license without reading the Tennessee driving manual. This handbook is updated regularly and covers everything you need to know for any driving test. Click the link to download the latest version.

Road Signs Practice Test

Although the road signs don’t differ from state to state, they will always appear on the written exam and are key to passing the on-road test. The Tennessee road signs practice test is a great preparation tool for this step in getting your Tennessee driver’s license.

Tennessee 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:

10 Tips for Your Behind-the-Wheel DMV Driving Test

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the DMV Road Test?

Are You Ready to Go to the DMV and Take the Written Driving Test?

Tennessee DOS Driving Test Info

How many questions are on the written test?

There are 30 questions on the test.

How many questions must you get right?

You must answer at least 24 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 and have held a driving permit for at least 6 months. If they’re under 18 years of age, they 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.

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 6 months, 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 expired and you want to renew it.

Tennessee DOS 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?

You will be able to waive the on-road tests if you hold a valid Tennessee driver’s license and have completed a Tennessee certified Motorcycle Rider Education Program (MREP).

What is the helmet law is this state?

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.

Tennessee Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in Tennessee are required to have a Boating Safety Education Certificate and must complete a boating education course approved by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and NASBLA. Boaters also have the option of taking an online safety course offered by sites such as Boat-Ed.com or BoatUS.org.

Who has to take the test?

All boaters born after January 1, 1989 must complete a certified boating safety education course in order to operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft on Tennessee waterways.

How many questions are on the test?

Tennessee boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations including TWRA, the 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 TWRA website organized by county, 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.