RI Practice Tests
Our permit practice tests in learning mode have 25 random questions based on the handbook and real RI DMV tests. After each question, you have access to instant feedback with detailed explanations.
How should you study? Well, your first step is to get the latest version of the Rhode Island Driver’s Manual. When you’ve studied the handbook, you can use these practice tests to check your progress and level of readiness.
The passing score in Rhode Island is 80 percent, which means you should be able to answer at least 20 questions correctly. It is a good idea to aim a little higher on a practice test. Take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent with ease.
Who Must Take the Rhode Island DMV Test?
If you apply for an initial Rhode Island driver’s license or permit and have not been licensed before, you must pass a computerized knowledge exam. For applicants less than 18, CCRI (Community College of Rhode Island) offers a Driver Education Program. This program also includes knowledge testing. Other first-time applicants must take the examination at the DMV main office in Cranston.
When you move to Rhode Island and hold an out-of-state driver’s license that has been expired for more than one year, you must apply for the Instruction Permit by taking the Rhode Island knowledge test at the DMV main office in Cranston. If your out-of-state license is still valid or expired less than a year, the knowledge test is usually waived.
Anyone holding a valid driver’s license from a foreign country may retain the foreign country license, but must apply for the Instruction Permit and successfully pass the knowledge examination as well as the road test.
The Computerized DMV Test
The computerized knowledge test is based on motor vehicle laws of Rhode Island and common rules of the road. Make sure you study the driver’s manual to prepare for the test. While Rhode Island does not record failure rates on the DMV knowledge test, researchers agree that the Rhode Island DMV tests is a relatively more difficult test, compared to other states.
The test is available in other languages than English upon request. Oral tests can also be offered. No appointment is necessary for the knowledge test, but if you have special needs, make sure you check with the Cranston DMV office in advance.
How Many Questions are there on the Rhode Island Written Test?
The official written test has 25 questions and you must have not have more than 5 incorrect answers to pass (80% passing score).