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Indiana Driver License Exams and Practice Tests
Each Indiana sample test has 50 questions randomly picked from a large database.
We base all questions and answers on the information in the latest version of the Indiana Driver’s Manual and real BMV examinations.
After each test question, you will see the correct answer. If you missed the question, there is also a short explanation. At the end of the test, you will see your score.
In Indiana, you must have a total score of 84 percent to pass the knowledge exam. When studying for the exam, you should try to reach a score that is as close as possible to 100%. It gives you a good margin for the real thing.
Your Way to Success
Visit your nearest Indiana BMV office or go online to get the latest version of the Driver’s Manual.
You need to review and understand the contents of this booklet, including road signs, signals, safe driving, Indiana traffic rules and laws.
When you take a practice test, make sure you have the manual handy. Look up information in the manual to speed up your learning. Discuss tricky questions with a friend or a parent. Putting words to things you don’t understand will also help your learning process.
Read more: How to Ace the Test.
Who Must Take the Indiana Knowledge Exam?
You must pass the Indiana the written knowledge test when you:
- Apply for a learner’s permit
- Become a new Indiana resident and hold an out-of-country driver’s license
- Let your driver’s license expire for more than 180 days
- Have six or more active points on your driving record and want to renew your driver’s license
Note that holders of a valid out-of-state driver’s license are no longer required to pass the knowledge test. Just like many other states, the tests are waived if you hold a valid license from another state.
What You Must Know about the Indiana Knowledge Test
The Official BMV written knowledge test is based on information contained in the driver’s manual. The purpose of the test is to make sure you have a basic understanding of traffic laws and safe driving practices. You must be able to read and understand highway signs regulating, warning, and directing traffic.
You should arrive at a licensing branch at least one hour before the branch closes, otherwise you will not be allowed to take the test.
If you fail the test you must wait until the next business day before you can take it again.
How Many Questions are on the Indiana BMV Test?
The BMV test consists of two parts with a total of 50 multiple choice questions.
The first part tests your understanding of highway signs. It has 16 questions and you must correctly answer at least 14 questions. You can only miss two of the road signs.
The second part checks your knowledge of Indiana traffic laws and common safe driving techniques. It has 34 questions, and you must have 28 correct answers to pass.
The practice tests at Driver’s Prep have 50 questions, but road signs and general knowledge questions are mixed. Usually, you’ll get less than 14 road sign questions on each test.
Read more: Test Tips Before You Take the BMV Test
BMV Sample Tests
You have more than 100 IN BMV sample tests at your fingertips. Once you start practicing, you will see links to the next test in our series.
Indiana Knowledge Test – FAQ
There are 50 multiple choice questions on the Indiana knowledge test. 16 questions are about common road signs and the other 34 questions deal with safe driving techniques. You need 14 correct answers on the road sign part and 28 correct answers on the second part.
The Indiana BMV test is generally considered medium hard. Failure rate is estimated to 30%.
The Indiana knowledge test is offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed unless you need assistance when taking the test. Appointments for applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing can be made by a branch manager or by calling the BMV’s Contact Center.
You are expected to finish your test within 45 minutes, but there is no official time limit.
If you fail the knowledge exam you must wait until the next business day before taking the test again.
The Indiana knowledge test is available in: Arabic. Burmese, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
By preparing 3 or 4 weeks ahead of the real test, you have a better chance of passing the first time. Read the manual at least twice. Take many practice tests and discuss traffic rules with friends and family.
Practice Permit Test Indiana 2020
Apply for a Permit – Get Your Documents Ready
Remember, when you apply for a learner’s permit or driver’s license you must get your documents ready. BMV will ask for:
Proof of your identity
The most common documents you can use to prove your identity include: an original U.S. birth certificate, unexpired United States passport, and foreign passport with a visa and I-94 form (checkout this list with approved documents).
Social Security Number
It is best to bring your Social Security card. But you can also show a W-2 form or a pay stub with your name and Social Security number on it.
Usually, your U.S. birth certificate or unexpired passport also show your legal status, but if you are born abroad or hold a foreign passport, you must show proof of legal presence – like an unexpired visa.
Two Docs Proving Indiana Residency
The easiest way of proving residency is to get a statement from your bank/credit card company and a utility bill that has your name and address on it. Pay stubs are also a common way of proving your Indiana residency. All documents should be issued within 60 days of the date you visit a BMV branch.
If you do not have two original documents proving your Indiana residency, you may instead submit an Indiana Residency Affidavit. The affidavit must be signed by an individual who is at least 18 years of age and with whom you reside. The individual signing an Indiana Residency Affidavit must present his or her unexpired Indiana driver’s license or identification card, one document proving identity, and two documents proving their Indiana residency.
What is a Learner’s Permit?
The Learner’s Permit allows you to practice driving before you get a full driver’s license.
BMV may issue a learner’s permit if you are at least 15 years old and enrolled in an approved behind-the-wheel training course.
To get a learner’s permit without enrolling in or completing a driver’s education course, you must be 16 years of age or older.
With a learner’s permit you must always drive under supervision of a licensed driver. The supervising driver must meet certain requirements. For details, please visit the BMV website.
License Extensions because of COVID-19
Indiana has not extended the grace period renewing your license during the pandemic.
If you hold a driver’s license, permit, state identification card, or vehicle registration card that has expired, you need to take immediate action to complete a renewal by visiting a branch, using online services through myBMV, visiting a BMV Connect kiosk, or mailing in a renewal.