Looking for the ultimate Massachusetts permit test study guide? You
are in the right place! It's comprehensive, free and it has answers to
absolutely all RMV written test questions - the 2020 Massachusetts
drivers manual! There's a good reason why it is called the "permit
book" - the entire knowledge test is based on the information put forth
in the booklet and nothing else! Download your copy of the RMV drivers
manual and read on to find out what chapters of the book you must read
for the 2020 MA driving test!
The size of the Massachusetts permit book is really one of the biggest deterrents for students getting ready to take their learners permit test. Those few who make a conscious effort to prepare for the knowledge exam (and as we all know, most of the first time test takers attempt to wing the RMV quiz) and open the drivers handbook are immediately put off by the fact that you have to read 164 pages of fine print! The problem with the MA driving manual is that the RMV makes a very poor effort of making the book into a study resources and crams it with pages upon pages of information that has absolutely no relevance for someone who just wants to study for the 2020 RMV permit test. "Acceptable identification to purchase alcoholic beverages in Massachusetts", "Converting your license from another country", "voter registration" - these are all great topics, but they won't help you a bit with passing the RMV test and obtaining your first drivers license. To save you a bit of time, we have gone through the Massachusetts driving manual and have selected the chapters you actually need to read for your permit test!
Those who are about to begin studying for the RMV permit test can safely skip the first 62 pages and start with Chapter 3 - "Safety First" (you will have to go back later and read a few pages that cover drug & alcohol awareness and browse through MA fines & penalties, but it is best to skip them at the beginning of your journey). Keep reading until you hit page 76 - motorcycle safety, and then skip straight to the next chapter - Rules of the Road. Take note: there is a separate Mass motorcycle drivers manual for those interested in obtaining a motorcycle endorsement, do check it out if you are planning to ride a two-wheeler.
Chapter 4 of the 2020 Massachusetts drivers manual must be read from the beginning to the very end, same goes for chapter 5 - Special driving situations. The good news is that you can stop at that point and not read any of the subsequent chapters - you are not going to be tested on topics covered there on your MA permit test. Having said that, we recommend that you check out appendix E - it lists all of the important road signs and you should at least browse through them.
One thing that is missing from the MA RMV permit book is practice permit tests, but we have got you covered! We have prepared an entire collection of free sample quizzes for the written test and you are more than welcome to make good use of them! Start with the very first basic MA practice permit test and work your way up to the permit test Simulator that will tell you how well you are prepared for the real thing! Remember though, DMV practice tests are not a substitute to reading the drivers manual, you should really do both if you want to maximize your chances of passing the exam! Good luck!