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Rhode Island Permit Practice Tests
100% Free permit practice tests with 25 random questions from a large pool of real questions and answers. All answers are found in the RI DMV Driver’s Manual. Read it carefully. To be a good driver, you need to know and understand the information in the manual.
You can get a hard copy of the Driver’s Manual from the Cranston DMV headquarters or you can download a free PDF copy online.
Read the manual before you attempt the practice tests. All tests are a supplement to manual and not something you should use instead of reading the manual. Trying to just memorize question and answers is one of those risky study tactics that are likely to cause a failure.
After each question on the test, you get instant feedback and will know if your answer is correct or not. There is also a short explanation if you pick the wrong answer.
How Many Questions are on the Rhode Island Knowledge Test?
The official written test has 25 questions and you cannot have more than 5 incorrect answers to pass (80% passing score).
On your practice tests you should aim for a full score (100%) on at least a handful of tests. It gives you a safety margin when you attempt the real thing.
Who Must Take the Rhode Island DMV Test?
When you apply for an initial Rhode Island driver’s license or permit and have not been licensed before, you must pass the computerized knowledge exam.
If you are 16 but less than 18 years old, you must complete the 33-hour driver education course certified by the Community College of Rhode Island. The knowledge test is part of this course. 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 you let expire 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 keep 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 has questions about the 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 doesn’t record failure rates on the DMV knowledge test, researchers agree that the Rhode Island DMV tests is a 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.
100 Practice Tests
There are 100 practice tests waiting for you. Each test has 25 questions randomly picked from our database.