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The school bus endorsement applies to applicants who wish to drive a school bus in any Class A or B CDL. To add an S endorsement to your CLP/CDL, you must pass the Indiana school bus test, and you must also pass skills tests in a school bus. The IN CDL bus test consists of 20 questions, and you'll need at least 16 correct answers to pass (80%). The knowledge test covers the following sections of the Indiana CDL Manual: School Buses, Vehicle Inspection Test, Basic Control Skills Test and Road Test. After studying, take this IN CDL practice test to prepare for the actual bus test!
1. If your bus gets stuck on a railroad track, the students:
should be evacuated and moved as far away from the tracks as possible.
should remain on the bus.
should be evacuated and stand near the bus.
None of the above.
2. After starting the engine, the ABS light stays on. This means:
the ABS is not working properly.
the ABS oil level is not adequate.
the ABS is working properly.
the ABS is in Neutral.
3. When confronted by an aggressive driver you should not:
put aside your pride.
ignore gestures.
make eye contact.
try to get out of their way.
4. If your bus is equipped with a roof-mounted strobe light, you should use it:
only at night.
only in an emergency.
when you have limited visibility.
whenever possible.
5. You must have at least _____ inch tread depth in every major groove on front tires.
6. When checking your mirrors you should:
only use the driver side mirror.
not make regular checks.
use both mirrors.
only use the passenger side mirror.
7. When loading and unloading students, drivers of a school bus should check their mirrors:
After closing the door.
After entering the traffic.
After extending the stop arm.
8. When unloading students, a bus driver should:
count the number of students to confirm the location of all of them before pulling away from the stop.
tell students to exit the bus and walk to a position where they can plainly see the driver.
check around and underneath the bus.
All of the above.
9. At railroad-highway crossings, if the gate comes down after you have started across:
cross the tracks in a low gear.
back up until you are completely off the tracks.
drive through the gate even if it means you will break it.
come to a complete stop and call your dispatcher.
10. How should you brake when driving a bus with ABS?
Brake as you always have.
Pump the brakes as usual.
Always try to fully apply the brakes.
None of the above.
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IN CDL School Bus Test

Number of questions: 20
Correct answers to pass:16
Passing score:80%
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