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Select Your Free 2022 IN Practice Permit Test to Get Started

Select Your <strong>Free 2022 IN Practice Permit Test</strong> to Get Started
Looking to get your learners permit or drivers license in the state of Indiana?  Before you can become a licensed driver you will need to pass the state’s required written knowledge test.  The test can be a considerable challenge so it’s critical that you fully prepare and that means thoroughly reviewing the questions and answers in our Indiana BMV practice tests. Getting your Indiana permit or driver’s license doesn’t have to be difficult. Our free IN BMV practice tests feature questions right from the source – the Indiana BMV driver’s handbook. The practice tests are designed for all Indiana drivers looking to pass their permit test, driver’s license test, or senior driver written test.  Start preparing for your test now.

Permit Practice Tests (154 questions)

  • Questions 1-41
    Practice Test 1

    Avoid a second trip to the BMV with IN Permit Practice Test 1. You’ll face 40 multiple choice questions on the rules of the road and safe vehicle operation.

  • Questions 42-83
    Practice Test 2

    Looking to get even more practice before taking the IN Permit Test? Get 40 additional questions about Indiana’s driving rules here.

  • Questions 84-124
    Practice Test 3

    IN Practice Permit Test 3 is designed to help introduce you to the topics found on the real test. Every question you answer takes you one step closer to getting behind the wheel.

  • Questions 125-165
    Practice Test 4

    Take your knowledge to the next level with IN BMV Practice Permit Test 4. Get 40 additional questions on the rules of the road.

  • Questions 166-215
    Road Signs Test

    IN road signs are a critical part of the state written permit test. Gauge your knowledge of common traffic signs and their meanings with our road sign practice test.

  • 50 random questions
    BMV Test Simulator

    Get a feel for the real exam before you visit your local BMV office. Designed to simulate the real test with randomized questions, no explanations, and new questions every time.

  • All 154 questions
    Endurance Test

    This test features 150 questions designed to truly test your knowledge of the rules of road and road signs.  Get started with our Indiana practice test now.

Motorcycle Practice Tests (100 questions)

  • Questions 1-25
    Motorcycle Test 1

    The IN Motorcycle Practice Test 1 is as close to the real test as you can get. Take it to see if you’re ready to pass and earn your motorcycle license.

  • Questions 26-50
    Motorcycle Test 2

    Take your practice for the Indiana written motorcycle test to the next level with our IN Motorcycle Practice Test 2. Take it now to see how much you really know.

  • Questions 51-75
    Motorcycle Test 3

    Prepare to earn your motorcycle license with the IN Motorcycle Practice Test 3. It’s the ideal way to get ready for Indiana’s written test. Take it now.

  • Questions 76-100
    Motorcycle Test 4

    The IN Motorcycle Practice Test 4 is everything you could want in a practice test, with similar content and format to the real test. Take it now and see for yourself.

  • All 100 questions
    Motorcycle Endurance Test

    Prepare for the Indiana motorcycle permit test with this comprehensive practice test featuring the largest number of questions we have for Indiana. Test your knowledge and endurance now!

  • Indiana BMV Handbook 2022

    The Indiana Drivers Handbook is a powerful study tool to help you begin preparing for the Indiana permit or license test. Get your FREE copy here!

  • Indiana BMV Motorcycle Handbook 2022

    The Indiana Motorcycle Manual is a powerful study aid to help you begin preparing for the IN motorcycle license test. Get your free copy here!

Indiana Learner's Permit FAQ

Applying for Your IN License

What are the age requirements for getting started?

Indiana offers a Graduated Driver’s License Program to first-time teen drivers. The stages and age requirements for each stage are as follows:

  • Learner’s Permit with enrollment in driver’s ed – 15 years old
  • Learner’s Permit without enrollment in driver’s ed – 16 years old
  • Probationary driver’s license with completion of driver’s ed – 16 years old and 90 days
  • Probationary driver’s license without completion of driver’s ed – 16 years old and 270 days
  • Full unrestricted driver’s license – 18 years old

What documents am I required to bring with me when applying for a license in Indiana?

Be prepared to provide all of the following:

  • Proof of Identity (examples: birth certificate, passport)
  • Social Security Number (examples: Social Security card, W-2 form)
  • Proof of Citizenship or lawful presence (examples: birth certificate, passport)
  • Proof of residency (examples: bank statement, utility bill)

Check out a complete list of acceptable documents.

Where do I file my IN driver’s license application?

At the local office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

How can I contact my local office?

Call (888) 692-6841 or visit https://www.in.gov/bmv/.

Do I have to take a Driver’s Ed Course?

No, driver’s ed is not required; however, if you do take it you can receive both your permit and your probationary driver’s license earlier than if you don’t take it.

What if I am new to Indiana?

Those moving to Indiana with an out-of-state Learner’s Permit must obtain and hold an Indiana permit for 90 days before they can apply for their driver’s license.

What subjects are commonly covered on the written test?

The Indiana written test includes questions on traffic laws, road signs and other state rules of the road. Here are two examples of content from the Indiana Driver’s Manual that could easily appear on the test:

  • When changing lanes to prepare for a turn, your signal distance must be at least 300 feet before the turn if operating a vehicle in a speed zone of at least 50 miles per hour.
  • When not driving on an interstate or state highway, the maximum speed limit for a school bus is 40 miles per hour unless the posted speed limit is lower.

How is the test formatted?

The Indiana test is given in multiple choice format.

Are there a lot of “trick” questions on the written test?

If you don’t study your state driver’s manual thoroughly you may think every question is a trick question! But no, there are no questions purposely designed to trick you. Study the driver’s manual and take practice tests online to prepare for the test. Take a practice test now.

How many questions are on the test and how many do I need to answer correctly to pass?

There are 34 questions on road rules and 16 questions on road signs. You need to answer at least 28 road rule questions correctly and at least 14 road sign questions correctly in order to pass.

What are the best ways to prepare for the written test?

You should study the Indiana Driver’s Manual very carefully, paying particular attention to statistics and numbers. You should also take practice tests online that are formatted like the real test to prepare for the exam and better assess your current knowledge and what areas you need to study more. Take a practice test now.

Where can I get a free Indiana Driver’s Manual to study?

You can download free manual on this website.

How can I improve my odds for passing the first time I take the test?

While studying the Indiana Driver’s Manual also take practice tests to get a better idea of what you know and what you need to study. When it comes down to it, there is no better way to improve your odds for passing than to study hard. To see what you currently know about Indiana driving rules, take a practice test.

What should I do the night before the test?

You’ll want to review your driver’s manual and take a practice test or two to build your confidence but maybe even more important than those things is to get a good night’s rest. Don’t stay out late, turn in early and ensure you wake the next day rested and ready to pass your test.

Do I need to make an appointment to take the written test?

If your local BMV office takes appointments, it is recommended that you take advantage of this and schedule one. It could save you time and frustration.

Where do I take the written test?

Your local BMV office will administer the test.

What do I need to bring when I sit for the written test?

  • Proof of Identity (examples: birth certificate, passport)
  • Social Security Number (examples: Social Security card, W-2 form)
  • Proof of Citizenship or lawful presence (examples: birth certificate, passport)
  • Proof of residency (examples: bank statement, utility bill)

Check out a complete list of acceptable documents to submit as proof.

You will also need to submit your Certificate of Driver Education (CDE) form, if you’re enrolled in Driver’s Ed. In addition, a parent or guardian will need to sign your application.

Who should accompany me to the written test?

You should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who will need to sign your application.

Do I need to pay a fee to take the written test?

Yes, you will need to pay a $9 Learner’s Permit fee.

What should I expect when I sit for the written test?

The test will consist of two sections – one section containing 34 road rule questions and one section containing 16 road sign questions. You will need to answer at least 28 road rule questions correctly and at least 14 road sign questions correctly to pass. That means you need to get a total of 42 out of the 50 total questions right to pass. You cannot use the driver’s manual or any notes to take the test. There is no time limit. Here is a practice test formatted like the real thing.

What happens after I pass the written test?

You will receive your Learner’s Permit and can begin your behind-the-wheel driving practice. You need to log 50 total hours of practice driving, with 10 of those hours coming at night.

What happens if I fail the written test?

You can retake as soon as the next business day if you like.

How many times can I retake the test?

If you fail three times you will have to wait 60 days and then begin the whole process over again.

I’ve passed the written permit test, what are the next steps?

With your newly issued Learner’s Permit, you are now ready to begin driving – with a licensed supervisor that is.

If you are enrolled in driver’s ed, you can only drive with a licensed driver age 25 or older, a licensed spouse 21 or older or a certified driving instructor in the front passenger seat.

If you are not in driver’s ed and are between 16 and 18 years old, you can drive while accompanied by a certified driving instructor, a licensed driver 25 years old or older or a licensed spouse age 21 or over.

How long after getting my Learner’s Permit can I apply for a license?

You can apply for a probationary license when:

  • You have held your Learner’s Permit for at least 90 days
  • You have completed 50 hours of driving practice, with 10 of those hours coming at night
  • You have reached one of the following age milestones – if you have taken driver’s ed, 16 years and 90 days; if you have not taken driver’s ed, 16 years and 270 days

Can I drive anywhere in Indiana with my Learner’s Permit?

Yes, as long as you are accompanied by licensed driving supervisor.

Should I practice driving solely during the day?

No, you must also complete at least 10 hours of driving at night.

Does anyone have to be in the car with me when I’m driving with my Learner’s Permit?

Yes, you must be accompanied by a licensed driver age 25 or older, a licensed spouse 21 or older or a certified driving instructor in the front passenger seat.

What should I do if I have a lost Indiana Learner’s Permit?

In the event that your Indiana Learner’s Permit is lost, you can replace it at the local BMV office. You will need to produce identification like you did when you applied for the permit.

How can I be sure I’m prepared to ace the driving test?

Log the 50 hours of required driving practice and be sure to take your practice time seriously. This means focusing on the Indiana rules of the road and applying them to your driving. You should also listen closely to your driving supervisor and be sure to take heed of their tips and critiques.

Are there particular driving maneuvers I should practice?

The driver’s test will normally include parking, three-point turns, braking, accelerating, driving in traffic, changing lanes, using your mirrors and driving defensively so be sure to practice all of these maneuvers so that you excel at them.

How can I simulate the driving test?

Practice maneuvers commonly tested for on the exam like turns, stops, parking, changing lanes, driving in traffic and more. If possible, drive on the roads that you will be tested on so that you aren’t caught off guard by any surprises.

How do I schedule my driving test?

Contact your local BMV office.

Where do I take the driving test?

The test will be administered at a BMV office near you. Note: if you enroll in a driver’s education course, you may be able to take your driving test at the end of the course instead of at a BMV office.

What should I bring to the driving test?

  • Proof of Identity (examples: birth certificate, passport)
  • Social Security Number (examples: Social Security card, W-2 form)
  • Proof of Citizenship or lawful presence (examples: birth certificate, passport)
  • Proof of residency (examples: bank statement, utility bill)

Here is a list of acceptable documents.

You will also need to bring:

  • A working vehicle
  • The vehicle’s registration
  • Proof of insurance

Who should bring me to the driving test?

A licensed parent or legal guardian should bring you.

What will I be asked to do on the driving test?

You will be asked to complete a series of maneuvers, such as parking, three-point turn, stopping, accelerating and more. You will also be required to drive in traffic where you will need to display good defensive driving skills and awareness of your surroundings.

What are the most common reasons new drivers fail the driving test?

There are a variety of reasons why new drivers fail the test – from making a series of small mistakes that add up to making larger mistakes like speeding, not checking mirrors or failing to come to a complete stop.

What are five mistakes I should be sure to avoid when taking the driving test?

  • Not signaling on turns
  • Not using proper hand position on the steering wheel
  • Not coming to a complete stop
  • Not checking your mirrors when making a lane change
  • “Tailgating” – or following too closely

What happens if I fail the driving test?

You may retake the test in 14 days.

How many times can I take the test?

If you fail three times, you will need to apply for another learner’s permit and hold it for 60 days before trying again.

I’ve passed the road test, now what?

You will receive your probationary license.

What restrictions come with an Indiana license?

For the first 180 days:

  • You cannot drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • You cannot have any passengers unless you are with a supervising licensed driver age 25 or older or a licensed spouse age 21 or older or your passenger is spouse, child or sibling.

After 180 days:

  • You cannot drive after 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday, before 5 a.m. Monday – Friday and between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

What are the insurance requirements for drivers in IN?

Indiana drivers are required to carry car insurance. State law requires that you carry at least the following minimum coverage amounts:

  • Bodily injury (per person): $25,000.
  • Bodily injury (per accident – multiple people injured): $50,000.
  • Property damage (per accident): $10,000.

What if I need to renew my license or replace a lost/stolen license?

If you are under 75 years old, you will need to renew your license every six years. If you are 75 to 84 you will need to renew it every three years. If you are 85 years old or older you will need to renew it every two years. Indiana driver’s licenses expire on your birthday and can be renewed online or in person.

Where can I renew my Indiana driver’s license?

You can renew your Indiana license online or at the local BMV office. Renewal fees range from $17.50 for six years to $11 for three years to $7 for two years.

Will I be required to take a vision test when renewing my license?

You will need to take a vision test, a written test and a driving test if you have six or more points on your license at renewal.

In Indiana, if you fail the vision test, you will be referred to an eye doctor for examination. You may then return to the branch office with a statement from an eye doctor certifying that your vision has been corrected to meet the state standard in order to receive your renewed license.

When you present the statement from an eye doctor, you will still be required to pass a vision screening at the branch. If you wear glasses or contact lenses to pass the test, a Type B restriction will be placed on your driver’s license. You need to see 20/20 or 20/40 out of both eyes to pass the test and have no restrictions on your license.

How to Get Your Indiana Learner’s Permit in 2022

Need to pass the Indiana permit test but don’t know where to start? Follow this simple step-by-step guide to quickly learn how to prepare for your permit test. You’ll also get a complete overview of the licensing process from permit to a full unrestricted license.

Like most states, Indiana has a Graduated License Program (GDL), which allows you to gradually develop the knowledge and skills required before becoming a fully licensed driver.

In the state of Indiana, the GDL process consists of obtaining your:

  • Learner’s Permit.
  • Probationary Driver’s License.
  • Unrestricted Driver’s License.

Learner’s Permit

When you are 15 years old, and you have enrolled in an approved driver’s education course, you are eligible to apply for your Learner’s Permit in the state of Indiana. If you don’t wish to take driver’s education, you will have to wait until you’re 16 to apply for your permit.

To earn your permit, you must pass a written knowledge test (or permit test) that will show that you know the rules of the road as well as various traffic signs and signals.

The Indiana BMV Test — What You Need to Know

Passing the state required permit test is one of the first steps towards getting your permit.   The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is responsible for administering the test. The questions on the test are delivered in multiple-choice format and will test your knowledge of the rules of the road, Indiana traffic laws, and a variety of road signs. Getting your Indiana learners permit doesn’t have to be stressful. Instead, with the right study tools, obtaining your permit can be a pleasant and stress free experience.

Study, Study, Study

If you want to do well on the exam, you will need to devote plenty of time to studying. We provide a free copy of the Indiana Driver’s Handbook, and you can request a physical copy by contacting the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).

Test Your Knowledge With IN BMV Practice Permit Tests

According to statistics, the majority of first time test-takers will fail the test this year?  What are the two biggest reasons why so many people fail the permit test? Poor preparation and lack of practice. Do you really want to take the test unprepared and put your driving future at risk?

On this page you’ll find a collection of essential test prep resources, including our interactive Indiana practice permit test and a copy of the official Indiana driver’s manual.  Practice exams are an excellent way to increase your odds of doing well on the permit test. Our Indiana practice permit test includes much of the same subject matter from the actual test and is a great tool for learning.

Check That You Have the Required Materials and Visit Your Local BMV Facility

Before you leave to do your testing, make sure you have:

  • Proof of identity such as a certified birth certificate or U.S. passport.
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Proof of lawful presence (your birth certificate will accomplish this).
  • Proof of Indiana residency such as a bank statement or pay stub.
  • Proof that you are enrolled in driver’s education if you are under 16.
  • Your parent or guardian
  • $9 for fees.

Do Your Testing

Try to relax as you take your exam. When you pass, you will be required to take a vision test to make sure that you can see well enough to drive.

Begin Your Driving Practice

While you are holding your permit, you must complete at least 50 hours of practice driving under the supervision of a licensed driver who is at least 25 years old. You can also choose to do your practice driving with a professional instructor or a spouse who is at least 21 years old. Of your 50 practice hours, 10 must take place at night.

Probationary Driver’s License

When you are at least 16 years old, have completed your required practice driving and have held your permit for 180 days, you are eligible to apply for your Probationary Driver’s License. If you opted to not take driver’s education, you will need to wait until you are 16 years old plus 270 additional days.

When you are ready, visit your local BMV offices and bring along:

  • Your Learner’s Permit.
  • Signed proof that you completed your required practice hours (Form 54706).
  • A certificate of completion for your driver’s education course (if necessary).
  • Proof of identity (a birth certificate or passport).
  • Your Social Security number.
  • Proof of lawful presence in the U.S. (your birth certificate will accomplish this).
  • Proof of residency such as a bank statement or utility bill.
  • Your parent or guardian, who must sign an Agreement of Financial Responsibility (Form 39531).

At this point, you will be required to take a driving skills exam. However, if you already completed an exam as a part of your driver’s education course, you will not need to take it again. You will need to take another vision test.

The Indiana Probationary License comes with a few restrictions:

  • For the first 180 days, you can’t drive between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., and you can’t carry non-family passengers unless you are accompanied by a licensed driver age 25 or older, a spouse age 21 or older.
  • After 180 days, your passenger restrictions are lifted, but you may not drive after 11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, before 5 a.m. on Monday through Friday, or between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • You may not use a cell phone while driving aside from in emergency situations.

Note: There is an exception to these rules if you are driving to and from a work, school or church-related function.

Unrestricted Driver’s License

When you are 18 years old, and you have successfully held your Probationary License without any traffic violations or accidents, all of the restrictions will be lifted from your license. There is a fee of $17.50 to swap your Probationary License for a full license.

Additional Information

If you are 16 years old plus 180 days and you are moving to Indiana, and you have held a valid out-of-state driver’s license for at least 180 days, you can transfer that license to Indiana without first applying for a permit.