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Free MA Permit Practice Test

  • Perfect for learner’s permit, driver’s license, and Senior Refresher Test
  • Based on official Massachusetts 2024 Driver's manual
  • Updated for July 2024
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6 min to complete
Available in EN, ES, RU

This Massachusetts RMV practice test has just been updated for July 2024 and covers 40 of the most essential road signs and rules questions directly from the official 2024 MA Driver Handbook. A passing score on this MA permit practice test is 72%, just like on the official test. On the official Massachusetts RMV Test, there are 25 questions, so you must answer 18 of them correctly. You will have 25 minutes to take the test on one of RMV’s automated test stations (ATS). These kiosks have video screens that will deliver the RMV written test questions to you visually. You will need to pay $30 for your learner’s permit test fee. You must both have your valid learner’s permit and not have any blemishes on your driving record for six consecutive months before you can take your road test. You must also meet a list of several other requirements to get your Junior Operator’s License, which is for Massachusetts drivers between the ages of 16 and 18. Getting your Junior Operator’s License requires paying a fee of $50.


Massachusetts Learner’s Permit Test FAQs in 2024

Can the permit test be taken online?

No, in Massachusetts, the permit test cannot be taken online. It must be taken in person at a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) office.

How much does the permit test cost?

The cost for a learner’s permit test in Massachusetts is $30. This fee includes the cost of processing the application and the written test.

What are effective study methods for the permit test?

To study for the Massachusetts permit test, review the Massachusetts Driver’s Manual thoroughly and consider taking practice tests to familiarize yourself with the format and types of questions.

What topics are covered in the permit test?

The Massachusetts permit test covers topics such as road rules, traffic signs, safe driving techniques, and state-specific traffic laws, as outlined in the Driver’s Manual.

What happens if I fail the permit test?

If you fail the Massachusetts permit test, you can retake it. However, you must wait at least 24 hours before retaking the test, and you will need to pay the test fee again.

Can I get a driver’s license at 18 without a prior permit?

In Massachusetts, even if you are 18 or older, you must first obtain a learner’s permit and hold it for a minimum of 6 months before you can take the road test for a driver’s license.


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List of questions (classic view)

  1. If your vehicle has stalled on railroad tracks and you know that a train is approaching, you must
  2. While driving, if you get a flat tire or a tire blows out, you should
  3. To protect the cyclists that may ride close to parked cars, the drivers should _____ when exiting their vehicles on the traffic side.
  4. This sign indicates
  5. When entering an uncontrolled intersection, you must _________ and proceed if the way is clear.
  6. When you are preparing to exit a highway, you must signal _________ before you reach the exit ramp.
  7. When there is not enough room for a U-turn, you should make
  8. What does this sign mean?
  9. On a multilane roadway with several lanes in one direction, you must use _________ for passing.
  10. If you are on a single- or two-lane road and come to an intersection with a divided highway or a roadway with three or more lanes, you must
  11. A rotary is an intersection with
  12. This sign indicates that
  13. On the highway, if you miss your exit, do not stop or back up. Instead,
  14. On Massachusetts highways, what is the posted speed limit under ideal driving conditions?
  15. On a two-lane, two-way road, a _________ allows you to cross over into the opposing lane temporarily to pass a vehicle if it is safe to do so.
  16. What do these double arrows mean?
  17. If you are being passed by another vehicle, you must _________ and allow the other driver to pass you safely.
  18. On roadways with two or more lanes in your direction, you must use the right lane unless
  19. If a sign or signal requires you to stop, you must stop
  20. This sign represents the availability of
  21. If you are approaching a school bus or a school pupil transport vehicle with its lights flashing and a stop sign extended, you must
  22. When driving near a large vehicle, be aware of the driver’s _________ on the right, left, front, and rear.
  23. When you see a yield sign as you enter a road, you must _________ at the sign.
  24. What does this sign mean?
  25. You are tailgating a truck if you
  26. A white diamond symbol on the pavement of the lane indicates that
  27. In normal conditions, how far ahead do high-beam headlights and low-beam headlights let you see?
  28. What does this sign mean?
  29. Studies by the National Safety Council and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that a fully loaded tractor trailer may take _________ compared with a passenger vehicle.
  30. When entering a paved thoroughfare from a private road, a driveway, or an unpaved road, you must
  31. To reduce the effects of glare from oncoming headlights, do not stare directly at the headlights. Instead,
  32. This sign is
  33. It is illegal to follow _________ behind an emergency vehicle responding to an alarm.
  34. When driving at night, you must use your headlights
  35. What is the total stopping distance at a speed of 60 mph?
  36. This sign means that
  37. If your vehicle skids on an icy road, turn your steering wheel
  38. When driving behind another vehicle, you should use _________ to keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
  39. What is the minimum speed on the Massachusetts Turnpike?
  40. This sign is