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Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on public streets and roads in Indiana is required to have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. All Indiana driver’s license or learner’s permit applicants are required to pass a vision screening test. The IN BMV written test is based on information contained in the Indiana Driver's Manual. To pass the knowledge test, you must be able to read and understand regulatory, warning and traffic signs and signals, and you must demonstrate a basic understanding of Indiana road rules, traffic laws and safe driving practices. The BMV written test consists of 50 questions. To pass the test, you are allowed to miss 2 of the 16 questions about road signs, and 6 of the 34 questions about road rules.
1. Who is most at risk?
Drivers who have overslept.
Experienced drivers.
Drivers who are driving long distances without rest breaks.
Drivers who have traditional work schedules.
2. When following a motorcycle, drivers must remember that motorcycles can ____________ than other vehicles.
stop much more quickly
accelerate much faster
stop much more slowly
drive much faster
3. Blind spots around a large vehicle are _________________ than the blind spots around a car.
larger and deeper
less dangerous
narrower and shorter
4. When they see this sign, drivers should:
hill sign
be ready to shift to lower gear.
be ready to brake sharply and stop.
yield to trucks coming from the hill on the right.
None of the above.
5. What type of pavement marking shows you which lane you must use for a turn?
Edge line
Crosswalk Lines
6. Gauging the speed of a motorcycle may be difficult because:
motorcycles take up less of your field of vision.
motorcycles are slower than cars.
motorcycles often slow down by downshifting.
many motorcyclists do not activate the brake light.
7. Roads are the most slippery:
for the first 2 hours of a rain storm.
after it has been raining for an hour or more.
the first rain after a dry spell.
8. The traffic light is green and you want to drive straight through an intersection. If a car is already in the intersection and is making a turn, you must:
drive through the intersection. You have the right-of-way.
wait for the next green light.
enter the intersection and then stop.
let that car complete its turn before you enter the intersection.
9. You reach an intersection that is not controlled at the same time as a driver on your right, and both of you prepare to go straight. Who has the right-of-way?
No one.
The other driver.
10. To maintain an adequate "space cushion" to the front, drivers need to:
The other answers are both correct.
keep a safe distance between their car and the vehicle in front.
control their speed to suit the road and traffic conditions.
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IN BMV Test Facts

Number of questions: 50
Correct answers to pass:42
Passing score:84%
Signs questions:16
Signs - Correct answers to pass:14
Minimum age to apply: 15
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