Massachusetts (MA) Practice Tests
Each practice test for the Massachusetts driver license or instruction permit has 25 random questions taken from a large database. More than 1,000 questions and answers are available for you – at no cost.
Our unlimited tests will help you cover all important areas of the RMV Driver’s Manual and learn much faster. It is a proven way of passing the MA RMV exam with very little effort.
Before you do anything else, you should get the latest version of the Massachusetts Driver’s Manual. Everything you need to know for your written test is found in this manual. Make sure you read it. It is also a good idea to keep it handy when you practice.
When you have studied all chapters in the manual, take as many practice tests as you need. After each practice question, you will see the correct answer and a short explanation. You can also see how others answered the same question.
When you aren’t sure about the answer, look it up in the manual.
Some more tips on how to study are found here: Study Tactics.
Aim for a High Score on the Practice Tests
The passing score in Massachusetts is 72 percent, which is lower than many other states. Answering at least 18 questions correctly within 25 minutes is enough for you to pass on the examination, but it is a good idea to aim a little higher on the practice tests. Why not practice until you reach a score of 92-96 percent. That way you can feel confident when you take the real test.
Topics covered on the real exam include effects of alcohol and drugs, license suspensions, and JOL restrictions and violations. You must also know common rules of the roads, traffic signals, pavement markings, and road signs. Make sure you fully understand these topics.
Who Must Take the MA Learner’s Permit Test?
All new drivers applying for an original Massachusetts driver license must take and pass the knowledge test.
Applicants with an expired license or an out-of-county license must also pass the knowledge test.
When your license is revoked, you must apply for a new license and take all tests again.
If you pass the test, your score is valid for a maximum of six months. You must complete your road test within these six months.
More about the MA Knowledge Test
All RMV branches now offer computer-based testing stations. In addition to English and Spanish, automated tests are available in Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian/Creole, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Serbo-Croatian (Latin), Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Audio support is also available.
If you have any disability that may prevent you from taking a standard exam through an automated testing station, you may request an alternative extended time, paper, or person-to-person oral exam. Person-to-person oral exams are currently only available in English.
Obviously, manuals or other reference materials are not allowed in the testing area. If you are caught cheating on an exam, you will fail and must wait for 60 days before you can take the test again. In some cases, you may also be subject to further investigation and denied a license or permit.
Massachusetts Written Test on YouTube
Driver’s Prep also offers videos for quick recap and repetition of the most important questions on the exam.