Massachusetts
Driving Practice Test

Earning your driver’s license is one of the major milestones in a person’s life, and if you’ve got a date set to take your Massachusetts permit test or the Massachusetts driver’s test you’re going to want to show up prepared. But how? Well, of course you’ll need to go through all of the processes of earning your learner’s permit, putting in your hours to complete a driver’s training class and building your driving skills by putting in your required hours behind the wheel. Beyond that, though, one of the best things you can do to prepare is to take Massachusetts permit practice tests and driving sample tests like the ones available below. Once you consistently answer 18 questions or more right you’ll be able to gain the confidence you need to pass the real test. These tests are free and allow you to brush up on your knowledge of driving laws and rules of the road. As you take this free, practice Massachusetts driving test, remember there is no time limit. You may not go back once you answer a question. Click the “Start Quiz” button below to begin.

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How To Get A Massachusetts Drivers License

In order to apply for a driving permit in Massachusetts you must be at least 16 years of age or older. You will need to bring documents to prove your identity, residency, and date of birth. You must be accompanied by a qualifying sponsor such as a parent, legal guardian, spouse, driving instructor or responsible licensed driver over the age of 21. You will need to apply at your local Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles office. You will be required to take a vision test. You will need to wear any corrective lenses during the test.
You will not be required to take a physical but if you have a medical condition that could affect your ability to safely operate an automobile, you are required to inform the RMV. After receiving your permit, you must complete a Registry of Motor Vehicles approved driver education program including 30 hours of instruction, 12 hours of behind the wheel training and 6 hours in the car observing other drivers, and at least 40 hours of supervised driving behind the wheel.
There are 25 questions on the exam that may cover any part of the Massachusetts driving manual. Pay particular attention to questions regarding alcohol abuse, license suspension, rules of the road, adverse weather conditions, accidents, emergencies and road signs. You must answer 18 out of the 25 questions correctly to pass the test. If you do not pass the test, you may take it again when you feel ready but you must pay the permit testing fee again. The cost for a Massachusetts permit is $30.00 and $20.00 for the road test later. You have the option to pay $50.00 up front.
Massachusetts will convert your out of state permit for a fee of $30.00. If you are under 18 years of age, you must also provide your social security number, current out of state permit, a certified copy your current driving record no more than 30 days old, birth certificate and a completed application with the signature of a parent or legal guardian.
You may drive in Massachusetts with your out of state license as long as it is valid. You must trade in your out of state license immediately upon establishing residency in Massachusetts. There is no grace period.

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How To Pass the Massachusetts Driver’s License Test

A surprisingly large number of people fail their driving test on the first try. Don’t be one of those people, follow these tips below as you prepare and increase your chances of success.

  • Read, re-read and then read the Massachusetts driver’s manual again. This is the best source of information for your test, but it can be a little dry. Read it in chunks and make notes as you go through it to cement important concepts in your head.  
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  • Take Massachusetts RMV practice driving tests like the one on this site and others to get comfortable with answering the types of questions you’ll see on the exam like identifying road signs. To find other testing sites do some searches on the internet for things like “permit practice test ma” or “massachusetts practice driving test”.
  • Have a strategy for dealing with tough questions. When taking your practice tests, work on logically eliminating one or two of the least likely answers so you improve your odds of choosing correctly. You can also skip questions and return to them if need be – just know what you’re going to do when you run into issues so you remain calm and confident. You only need 18 correct answers to pass so keep that in mind.

Additional Information

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)

For the latest information on Massachusetts’s driver requirements as well as information on vehicle licensing, fees and testing, please see the Massachusetts RMV website https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-registry-of-motor-vehicles.

Phone: 857.368.8000

To find Massachusetts motor vehicle and driver license office hours and the location nearest you, you can find those listings on their website at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-registry-of-motor-vehicles/locations.

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