Michigan (MI) Practice Tests
The Michigan permit practice tests at Driver’s Prep have 50 random questions to help you pass your permit test. You can find answers to all questions in the MI driver’s handbook “What Every Driver Must Know” published by Michigan Secretary of State (SOS).
When you study for your permit or full driver’s license, you should start by getting the latest version of the Michigan handbook. 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 permit exam or not. Remember, focus on really understanding questions and answers, not just memorizing them.
After each practice question, you get instant feedback. You will know if your answer is correct or not. If you miss a question, there is a short explanation. Make sure you read it and the corresponding chapter in “What Every Driver Must Know”.
What is the Passing Score on the MI Permit Test?
The passing score in Michigan is 80 percent, which means you should answer at least 40 of the 50 practice questions correctly. On the real knowledge exam, you can miss only 10 questions.
When you study with our practice tests, you should aim for more a full score on each test. It gives you a good margin when you attempt the real thing. When studying 10 hours or more, more than 96% of our users pass the Michigan exam the first time. [ Read more: Top 5 Mistakes Test Takers Make ]
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 Secretary of State will usually waive the test.
Where to Take the Knowledge Exam
Applicants 18 years or older must take the written knowledge test at a Michigan SOS office when applying for the Temporary Instruction Permit. You should arrive at the Secretary of State office at least one hour before closing, otherwise you may not have enough time to complete the knowledge test.
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 re-examination, if you have:
- A physical or mental condition that impairs your ability to drive safely
- Been involved in three or more negligent crashes resulting in injury or property damage during the last two years
- Been involved in a fatal crash
- 12 or more points on your driving record within two years
- Been convicted of violating the terms, restrictions or conditions of your driver’s license
When you start practicing, you will see links to 100 different practice tests.