Massachusetts RMV Test Prep
Use the following MA(Massachusetts) DMV practice tests to study for your RMV permit test, driver’s license test, and/or senior citizens’ refresher test.
Depending on your study style, you can choose to study by individual topics, do a RMV permit test simulation, and/or challenge yourself to the ultimate RMV marathon test that includes all of the test questions for Massachusetts.
MA Marathon Test
This test contains all the DMV test questions we have! Don’t say you are ready for the real test until you pass this test with flying colors!
Never drive under the influence! Take this FREE MA permit practice test to learn all about alcohol and drugs while driving, including regulations related to DUI and penalties specific to MA.
Accidents often occur at intersections. Take this FREE MA permit practice test to learn all about intersections, including right-of-ways, rules, sharing the road, etc.
Traffic regulations are rules that you must follow to promote safe driving. Take this FREE MA permit practice test to learn all about regulations pertaining to your state.
Symbols and colors can tell you a lot. Take this FREE MA permit practice test to learn all about traffic symbols, including where they are used and how to interpret them.
Applying for your MA License
What is the minimum age to apply for a driving permit in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, you may apply for your learner’s permit starting at age 16.
What documents will I need to submit when applying for a driver's license in Massachusetts?
If it is your first time applying for a license in Massachusetts, you will need to provide at least 3 identification documents such as:
A document containing your signature:
- U.S. or non-U.S. passport with your picture and signature on it
- Current MA learner’s permit, MA license, or MA ID card
- Out-of-state license with photo and signature
- U.S. military or military dependent ID with picture and signature
- Social Security Card
A document proving you are a Massachusetts resident:
- MA learner’s permit, MA license, or MA ID card
- A utility bill no more than 60 days old that has your name and address
- Tuition bill or student loan coupons, with your address, and no older than 12 months old
- Original school transcript with your name and address on it no older than 12 months old
- Original letter signed by the principal or headmaster of a MA college or high school on the school’s letterhead saying you are a resident and includes your name and birth day no older than 12 months old.
- Medicaid award letter no older than 6 months old
- Cell phone, credit card, doctor, or hospital bill sent inside the last 60 days
- Notarized statement from parent/legal guardian that says you currently live with them.
A document proving your date of birth:
- A U.S. or non-U.S. passport with picture
- Current MA learner’s permit, MA license, or MA ID card
- Original birth certificate issued in the U.S. or its territories
- Certified Court document that has a raised court seal and includes your full name and date of birth
- Original letter signed by the principal or headmaster of a MA college or high school on the school’s letterhead that includes your name and birth day
How do I contact my nearest Massachusetts RMV office?
Driver’s licenses are issued at local Massachusetts RMV offices. Here’s a list of Massachusetts RMV offices.
Getting Ready for Your MA Permit Test
On the Massachusetts permit test, what will I be tested on?
The permit test is comprised of written questions about Massachusetts state-specific traffic laws, road signs, and rules of safe driving. The test questions have been created from material found in the Massachusetts Driver’s Manual and cover a range of topics including vehicle safety responsibility, right-of-way, signals, signs, and markers, parking, stopping, and standing, alcohol and drug impact on the driving ability, and more. In addition to passing the written exam, you will also need to pass a vision screening.
What is the best way to study for the Massachusetts permit test?
Although the MA driver’s handbook is the source of truth when it comes to writing the Massachusetts permit test, it can be confusing to study from it. Our FREE MA RMV Practice Tests contain questions that are 100% accurate and based on the driver’s manual. We break down the topics into 13 easy to understand practice tests. Focus on road signs, speeding limits, traffic violations, defensive driving techniques and proper yielding situations. And whenever you answer a question, you tell you WHY on the spot so you won’t make the same mistake again. When you done studying the individual topics, take our FREE MA RMV marathon test and MA RMV permit test simulator to assess your readiness for the real test. Remember, you can take our prep tests as many times as you want until you are 100% ready.
Is driver’s education required in order to get an Massachusetts learner’s permit?
Yes, if you are under 18, you must complete the driver’s ed course which you can take at a high school or driving school, take the final exam and have the certificate electronically kept on file with the RMV.
Is there a mobile Massachusetts RMV Practice Test app for my iPhone/iPad and/or android device(s)?
Yes, there is. In fact, our FREE RMV Practice Test app (DMV Hub) has over 2 million downloads to date. We make passing the DMV permit test even easier with features like smart timer and in-app analytical tools that tell you if you are ready to take the real test or not. You can download our app from the App Store or Google Play.
How many questions are on the Massachusetts RMV Test?
The Massachusetts permit test consists of 25 multiple choice questions.
What's the passing mark for the Massachusetts RMV Test?
You must score 18 out of 25 questions correctly to pass the Massachusetts permit test.
Taking Your MA Permit Test
How do I sign up for my permit test in Massachusetts?
To sign up for your permit test in Massachusetts, simply find a local RMV office when you’re ready to apply.
Which RMV office should I go to take my permit test in Massachusetts?
It doesn’t matter which RMV office you go to, but most people choose to go to a RMV office nearest to them. To find out where the RMV offices are located at, visit the RMV Offices page.
How do I pass the Massachusetts permit test?
To pass your Massachusetts permit test, you are expected to know Massachusetts traffic laws, road signs, and rules for safe driving. All material will be taken from the Massachusetts Driver’s License manual, which is what our FREE DMV practice test questions are based on. Subjects will cover sharing the road, meaning of road signs, navigating Intersections, speeding consequences, drinking and driving laws.
There are 25 multiple choice questions on the permit test. You need to get at least 72% in order to pass. Remember, You are NOT allowed to use the driver’s handbook during your permit test. You are being tested on your ability to recall the rules of the road. Prepare yourself before you go in and you will see that you can do well without the manual.
I failed my Massachusetts permit test, what should I do?
If you failed your written test, you won’t be given a permit. You may take it again as soon as you feel ready. And you will have to pay another $30 testing fee.
I passed my Massachusetts permit test! Now what?
Your next step is to complete a driver’s education and training program approved by the RMV. This includes 30 hours of classroom training, twelve of those hours which is spent behind the wheel and six of those hours as a passenger in the car observing other student drivers. You also have to provide a certified statement from a parent or guardian stating that you have had an additional 40 hours of supervised, behind-the-wheel driving.
When can I take my road test?
After getting your learner’s permit, you must wait at least 6 months until you can get a Junior Operator License (JOL).
During this time you should take a state approved driver’s ed program. Your parent or guardian must also complete 2 hours of driver’s education instruction. Have completed at least 40 hours of supervised driving with a licensed driver 21 aged 21 or older. If you completed a driver skills development program, only 30 hours of supervised driving are required.
Who may I have in the car with me while driving in Massachusetts with a learner's permit?
You must have a licensed driver 21 years old or older accompanying you as a passenger while driving at all times.
New to Massachusetts
Will I have to pass a road test when I move to Massachusetts from another state？
Usually no road test is required. However, you are required to immediately surrender your old license once you become a resident. It cost $125 to convert your license.
Is my out-of-state learners permit valid in Massachusetts?
No, but you are allowed to convert your current permit for a $30 fee. If you are under 18 you must provide:
- A social Security number or “Denial Notice” with visa
- Current out of state permit
- Certified copy of current driving record no more than 30 days old
- Document proving date of birth
- Application with legal guardian’s signature on it
Where do I find more driving-related information when moving to Massachusetts?
If you have further questions regarding driving in Massachusetts, you should visit the Massachusetts RMV website.