This test is still available below, but it will soon be replaced by the new version found here.
Michigan SOS knowledge test has 80 questions for you to answer.
If you are 18 years or older, you apply for a temporary instruction permit and take the written knowledge test at a Secretary of State office.
If you are under 18 years, you must pass two exams as part of your Driver Education. They are known as the Segment 1 and Segment 2 state exams.
All tests check your knowledge of Michigan traffic laws, signs and signals, and safe driving. The passing score is 70% on all tests, which means you must answer at least 56 questions correctly (14 out of 20 questions on the Segment 2 test).
Michigan does not reveal failure rates on the state exams, but the exams are not known to be hard. Our users often report that they have been well prepared for the exam and passed it without ease.
Regardless of age, you should always study the Michigan Driver Manual titled What Every Driver Must Know. It is released by the Secretary of state and basically renewed every year. Make sure you have the latest version.
When you study for your permit, focus on chapters 4, 5, and 6 in the manual. Most questions on your test are drawn from these chapters.
As of 2021, the practice tests on drivesprep.com has been renewed and each test now has 20 questions . It makes your test sessions shorter and it is easier to remember which questions you miss. Always keep What Every Driver Must Know handy and look up answers in the handbook when you miss a question. This way you will learn faster and knowledge will stick better.
Even if all test questions and answers are carefully reviewed and verified against the Michigan What Every Driver Must Know and State laws, there is always a risk of errors in a test when rules change. Let us know if you find something we have missed in our practice tests and we will correct it!
There are many articles on driversprep.com that can help you learn more.
A basic rule in education is that the you cannot really learn anything if you just remember isolated facts and try recall them for a test. You need to connect the dots and understand how facts can be used in real life, or in this case, how they will help you on the road.