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Indiana Permit Test

Indiana Permit Test 2013

If you choose to apply for a drivers license in Indiana, you will be require to take the 2013 Indiana permit test at some point. Most applicants take an Indiana permit test while applying for a learners permit, however there are exceptions from this rule. If you choose to go through a drivers education course and apply for a drivers education permit, you will e required to take your 2013 Indiana BMV permit test when you will be applying for a drivers license. The main purpose of the test is to assess your knowledge of Indiana driving rules and regulations to make sure that you won't be a menace to yourself and other drivers on the road.

Indiana Permit Test Questions

Whether you are taking the test for an Indiana learners permit or drivers license, the questions you get on your permit test are the same. In Indiana, the permit test contains two separate parts - one of them covers the traffic regulations and safe driving practices while the other part contains questions on road signs and pavement markings. Both of these sections consist of multiple choice questions.

The first part of the Indiana permit test contains 34 questions, you can only miss 8. The second part of the BMV exam has 16 questions on traffic signs and you can only miss two of these questions.

Most of the first time applicants make the mistake of underestimating how hard the learners permit test can be. Unfortunately, this leads to them failing the exam the first time they take it. If you want to pass your Indiana drivers permit test the first time you take it, make sure to invest sufficient time into learning the rules and preparing for the exam.

Preparing for an Indiana Learners Permit Test

There is a number of option you can choose while getting ready to pass your real Indiana permit test, but you should probably start with the simplest route, especially since it's a free one. The drivers permit test is based only on the information provided in the Indiana drivers manual and you can download this manual absolutely free of charge from the BMV's website. The book explains what your options are when applying for a license and it also covers the rules of the road along with the traffic signs. If you put enough time into reading the book, you are guaranteed to pass your permit test.

If you think that the book is not a good option for your or you are applying for a drivers education learners permit, you may sign up for one of the state-approved Indiana driver education classes. In addition to preparing you for your driver permit test, it can also provide you with a waiver for your drivers test. Drivers ed classes usually contain much more information than the drivers handbook does, they don't come cheap and you will have to spend quite a bit of time on completing the course, but the results are usually worth it.

Finally, there is also the Indiana practice permit test. Although it won't teach you everything you need to know for your learners permit test, it allow you to see where you stand at the moment and whether you should spend some extra time on specific chapters of the drivers handbook. You can usually find some free permit practice tests or you can purchase a test package from one of the commercial driving schools. Remember that we have the Indiana BMV practice test and the Indiana practice drivers test available on the site, these sample exams are free and you can study test questions as many times as yoiu wish.

Taking an Indiana Drivers Permit Test

You can take a learners permit test at most of the BMV offices. You do not need to make an appointment for the test, just show up any time during the business hours. You have to be at least 15 years, 6 months old in order to be eligible for the Indiana BMV permit test, provided you are enrolled in a drivers education program. Without drivers ed, you must be at least 16 years of age before the BMV allows you to take the test. When you show up at the BMV office, be prepared to do the following:

  • present proof of birth date
  • present proof of identity
  • provide your Social Security Number
  • present proof of lawful status
  • fill in the application form
  • pay the application fee
  • take a vision test
  • take the learners permit exam

If you are under 18 years of age, you will also need to have your parents with you at the time of the application. Your parents will need to sign the financial responsibility agreement portion of the application. You should also check our the Indiana graduated drivers license law as it mandates how and when you will receive your drivers license.

If you fail your Indiana permit test, you cannot retake it until the next day. Please be aware that you only have three goes at both permit and license tests combined. This means that if you fail your Indiana learners permit exam twice, you will only have one attempt at passing the drivers test and if you fail it, you will have to start the whole application process anew. Keep this in mind when you are studying for the test.

When you receive your learners permit, you can start preparing for the road exam. There are learners permit restrictions that you need to observe, such as no driving alone under any circumstances. You must have a licensed driver (a parent or legal guardian for teens) with you at all times while practicing driving. These restrictions will be removed when you receive your Indiana drivers license.