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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Texas 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 Texas 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

Texas DPS quick links for all drivers

Texas DPS home page
Driver’s license renewal information
Renew online
Driver License Office locations and hours
Identification requirements
License and permit fees

New & Teen Drivers

Persons under the age of 18 must hold a valid Learner License (LL) or Minor Restricted Driver License (MRDL) for at least six months before they can apply for a driver license. In order to obtain a LL, applicants must be at least 15 years of age, complete a Verification of Enrollment and Attendance form, provide proof of completion of the Texas teen driver education requirements, and pass a knowledge test. Persons under the age of 18 may apply for a Provisional License once they are 16 years of age, have held a LL or MRDL for at least 6 months, and pass a driving skills test. Persons under 25 are required to complete a driver education course and meet the requirements of the Impact Texas Teen Drivers Program before they may take the knowledge and driving exams.

Resources for new & teen drivers

Read the official Texas 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

Texas DPS quick links for new & teen drivers

How to apply for a Texas driver license
Graduated driver license program
Learner license information
Driver training locations
Schedule a driving skills test
Impact Texas Teen Drivers Program

New-to-State Drivers

New Texas residents can drive with their valid out-of-state license for 90 days, or until their out-of-state license expires, whichever comes first. Before the end of the 90-day grace period, new residents must apply for a Texas license in person at a driver license office. Persons 18 years of age and older with valid, unexpired driver licenses from other states, or from France, Germany, South Korea, or Taiwan, are not required to take the Texas knowledge or skills tests. Persons from France, Germany, South Korea, and Taiwan may also exchange their out-of-country license for a Texas license without taking the knowledge or skills tests; however, if they wish to keep their out-of-country driver license in addition to obtaining a Texas driver license, they are required to take the tests. Applicants with driver licenses from any country other than Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, or Taiwan must take both tests in order to obtain a Texas driver license. New residents under the age of 18 who surrender a valid instruction permit or learner license from another U.S. state, territory, or U.S. province will be issued an equivalent Texas Learner License (LL); in order to apply for a provisional license, however, persons under 18 will have to hold the Texas LL for at least 6 months or until they turn 18 (no credit is given for prior months the applicant held their permit from another state).

Resources for new-to-state drivers

Read the official Texas 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

Texas DPS quick links for new-to-state drivers

New resident information

Motorcycles

Texas residents who wish to operate a motorcycle or moped must apply for a Class M license in addition to meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a regular driver license. Riders must successfully complete a Texas Department of Public Safety-approved motorcycle safety course, pass a knowledge test (moped license only), and a driving skills test in order to obtain their Class M license. The drive test may be waived for persons 18 years of age or older who have completed the motorcycle safety course and already hold a valid, unrestricted Texas Class A, B, or C license.

Resources for motorcyclists

Read the official Texas 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

Texas DPS quick links for motorcycles

Motorcycle license information
Motorcycle training locations

CDL

You must have a valid Commercial Driver License (CDL) or Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) to drive a commercial motor vehicle in Texas. Individuals must apply in person at a driver license office, pass a written test, and hold a CLP for at least 14 days before attempting the CDL skills test.

Resources for CDL

Read the official Texas 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

Texas DPS quick links for CDL

CDL information

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.