Texas DPS Practice Tests

Are you struggling to get your Texas driver's license? If so, then our practice tests are what you need to pass the written exam. Try our Texas new-to-state driver's license test, or the Texas road signs practice test, to help you prepare.

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Your Texas DPS Handbooks

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Texas Driver's License Resources

Sometimes, the hard part in getting your Texas driver’s license is getting ready for the written exam and studying for that test. What’s going to be on the test? How can I prepare besides reading certain materials? Here are the Texas driver’s license resources that we have to offer, which cover everything from the permit test to practicing your road signs.

Teen Permit Test

Anyone who wants to learn how to drive needs to get their permit first and the only way to do that is through the Texas permit test. It’s teenagers who are typically taking this test, but this practice test is for anyone who's never had a license before.

Renewing Driver’s License Test

If your Texas driver’s license has been expired for over two years, then you will need to take the Texas driver’s license renewal test. This practice test is helpful for preparation and will ensure that you can pass the test in as few attempts as possible.

New to State Driver’s License Test

If you are new to the state of Texas, and do not have a valid driver’s license, then you do need to take the Texas new to state driver’s license test. This practice test is for those who have just established residency, but for whatever reason, do not have a valid driver’s license from another state.

State Driving Manual / Handbook

The Texas driving manual is a must-have anyone trying to get their Texas driver’s license. The handbook has everything you need to know and should be read through at least once. Click the link to download the latest version of the handbook.

Road Signs Practice Test

Road signs may seem like the easiest things to learn, but it’s also a crucial part in the on-road exam as well as the written test. The Texas road signs practice test is perfect for every step of the Texas driver's license process.

Texas 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?

What You Need to Know about Texas Cell Phone Laws

Texas DPS 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 21 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 provisional license 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 unless it has been expired for more than             2 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 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 more than 2 years and you want to obtain a new one.

Texas DPS Motorcycle Permit Test Info

How old must you be to take the written test?

You must be at least 15 years old and complete the requirements for a learner’s license (if you do not already have a valid Texas driver’s license) 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, and must be supervised at all times by a licensed motorcyclist who is at least 21 years of age.

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. The on-road test can be waived by anyone over the age of 18 who completes a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) certified Motorcycle Safety Course.

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

Riders who are under the age of 16 are restricted to operating motorcycles with an engine displacement of 250cc or less.

What is the helmet law is this state?

Any operator or passenger of a motorcycle who is under 21 is required to wear a protective helmet meeting state-approved safety standards at all times while operating or riding on the motorcycle.

Texas Watercraft Written Safety Test Info

Is there such a test in the state?

Yes; boaters of a certain age in Texas are required to have a boater certification card and must complete a boating education course approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) 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 September 1, 1993 and younger than 18 must complete a certified boater education course in order to operate a motorized boat with more than 15 HP, a sailboat that is over 14 feet in length, or personal watercraft on Texas waterways. The minimum age to receive a boater certification card and operate a vessel is 13.

How many questions are on the test?

Texas boating safety courses are administered by a variety of different organizations including Texas State Marine Board, 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 TPW website organized by city, 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.