Michigan (MI) Practice Tests
The Michigan permit practice tests at Driver’s Prep have 25 random questions based on the handbook “What Every Driver Must Know” and real tests issued by Michigan Secretary of State (SOS).
After each practice question, you get instant feedback with a detailed explanation.
When you study for your permit or full driver’s license, you should start by getting the latest version of the Michigan “What Every Driver Must Know”. You can get it online or a copy at any Secretary of State branch office.
After building up some basic knowledge from the guide, use the practice tests to check your progress and if you are ready for the real exam or not. Remember, focus on really understanding questions and answers, not just memorizing them.
The passing score in Michigan is 80 percent, which means you should answer at least 20 of the 25 practice questions correctly. On the real knowledge exam, there are 50 questions. You can miss only 10 of these questions.
When you study and take practice tests, you should aim for more than 80 percent. Give yourself a good margin, before you attempt the real thing. Our recommendation is that you take enough tests to make sure you can reach a score of 92 percent without any problems.
Who Must Take the Michigan Knowledge Test?
If you have never been licensed, you must pass a knowledge test to decide how well you know Michigan traffic laws and safe driving practices. Read more about requirements for teens under 18 years.
You must take all tests again when wish to renew your Michigan driver’s license and it expired more than four years ago.
If you move to Michigan from a country other than the United States, Canada, Germany and the Republic of Korea (South Korea), a written examination is also required.
With a valid out-of-state license, the knowledge test is usually waived.
Where to Take the Knowledge Exam
Applicants 18 years or older will be given the written knowledge test at a Michigan SOS office when applying for the Temporary Instruction Permit.
Applicants less than 18 years must pass a knowledge test as a part of the Segment 1 driver education class.
The test has 50 questions, and you can only miss 10 questions.
Good to Know
If you have difficulty speaking or reading English, ask for a list of available foreign language interpreters. The official written test is also available in some other languages. Check with your driver instructor or local State office. Hearing-impaired customers can ask for a sign language interpreter in advance or use their own interpreter.
Michigan Department of State can ask for a reexamination, if you:
- Have a physical or mental condition that impairs your ability to drive safely
- Have been involved in three or more negligent crashes resulting in injury or property damage during the last two years
- Have been involved in a fatal crash
- Have 12 or more points on your driving record within two years
- Have been convicted of violating the terms, restrictions or conditions of your driver’s license