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About the Indiana DMV Written Test

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (Indiana BMV) is focused on drivers license, identification cards, learners permits, title and registration and license suspensions. At myBMV from the Indiana BMV, you can renew your vehicle registration, find locations, make branch appointments to take your written drivers test, search BMV records and more.

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New Indiana Drivers License

Who needs a license?

Anyone wishing to operate a motorized vehicle for various reasons must first obtain a drivers license. The various types of driver’s licenses include:

  • Probationary License- the first license for minors that have completed the permit requirements and have earned permission to drive on the road
  • The standard drivers license is for adult drivers and new residents to Indiana that intend to drive for personal use
  • Other licenses include the commercial drivers License, chauffer license and public passenger chauffer license for those intending to drive as an occupation
  • Motorcycle license for anyone over the age of 16 wishing to operate a motorcycle or motorized vehicle in Indiana

What are the Requirements to get a License?

Each type of license will have special requirements depending on the applications age, use for the license and type of vehicle they are planning to operate. All applicants must meet Indiana SecureID requirements based on federal standards that include:

  • One proof of Identity that must include a photo such as a School or State ID
  • One proof that you are lawful in the United States such as your birth certificate
  • One poof of citizenship using your social security card
  • In order to maintain residency status, the driver must continue to claim a permanent residence in the state and may not file residency in another other and be registered to vote.
  • You are also required to take the written tests and pass with at least a 75%. In addition, a vision and hearing test are required. Minors will also complete the driving test portion unless exempt.

What Tests do I need to take to a License?

Each license type requires applicants to take the vision test, knowledge test proving that you understand all Indiana driving laws and safe driving techniques.

The driving skills portion of testing is required for minors receiving the probationary license. The test can be administered at a licensed DMV branch but those choosing to attend a driver’s education course may also opt to take the test at the end of the course with the school’s examiner.

CDL and chauffer applicants have additional drivers tests based on the license and type of vehicle they wish to operate. Motorcycle drivers will take the knowledge test and motorcycle skills test.

You can fully prepare for your tests by studying the driver’s manual and using the valuable information found on such as cheat sheets offering detailed information on traffic signs and laws you will need to know to pass. Practice tests assist you in keeping track of your progress and preparing you for test day.

Taking a Drivers Education Course

Driver’s education is required for anyone the age of 18 wishing to apply for a learners permit in the state of Indiana. The Indiana DMV coordinates efforts with both public and private instruction companies at assure that the material covered in the courses complies with Indian state requirements. You can find multiple resources regarding drivers’ education online at .

Preparing for the Driving test

The driving test is administered to all minors under 18 applying for their first license. The test can be done at a DMV branch by making an appointment online at and is administered by a licensed examiner. Minors taking drivers education can also chose to take the driving skills test at the end of the course with a licensed instructor at the school, but this can be done only once. If you fail, you must then retake at the BMV office. It is important to prepare by study all of the aspects of safe driving, knowing and how to properly control your vehicle as there are several items that will cause an automatic fail on your test. These include failing to obey traffic laws, improper handling of the vehicle during maneuvers and even simple steps such as failing to use your defrosters or wipers when needed. Study your cheat sheets carefully and use the practice time you have wisely in order to pass.

Preparing for the Written Test

All of the multiple choice questions found on the written test are complied from the driver’s manual that can be obtained online or at your local branch office. There are many additional sources such as cheat sheets and practice tests available at: from sources such as .Study the driver’s manual in detail and take as many practice tests as possible to assure a passing grade.

What to Bring on Test Day

You will need one document from each of the SecureID categories include proof of identity, citizenship and residency. Make sure that your full legal name is correct and coordinates on all documents. You can only use one piece of identity per category so be sure to acquire one unique document for each. You will also need to bring the appropriate cost.

Proof of Insurance

Proof of Insurance is required only if you are registering a vehicle the day you receive your drivers license. Otherwise minimum liability coverage can be purchased when you acquire your first vehicle.

Taking the Driving Test

To avoid retesting it is important to practice as much as possible before signing up for the drivers test. Take a moment to read helpful articles with tips for passing A detailed list of topics that will be covered during the driving test is available on the website that can be used as a guide for practice. Remember to study your driver’s manual beforehand to assure that you are complying with all Indiana traffic laws.

Taking the Writing Test

The knowledge test will consist of multiple choice questions created from the information in your drivers manual. You have three tries before you will be required to retake a driver’s education course so be sure to study hard. In addition, you can use other resources such as cheat sheets found online. The complete bundle pack on will provide you with the aspects of driving found on the written tests, as well information regarding the licensing procedures you need to know. Practice tests can also be found at and have been found to assist you in passing the tests on your first try.

Renewing Your Indiana Drivers License

Who needs to renew their License?

Anyone with a current Indiana driver’s license must renew his or her license within 30 days of expiration. Your license is good for 3, 4 or 5 years depending on your age. Minor drivers will be required to renew their license on or before their 21rst birthday. For your specific renewal, dates check online through the DMV website.

How do I renew my IN Drivers License?

You can renew your license at any local service branch during operation hours. If your license expires on a day that the DMV is closed, you may renew the following business day. If you meet specific requirements, you may renew your license online.

What Tests do I Need to Take to Renew?

If your license has been expired for more than 180 days you will be required to retake the knowledge test Otherwise, a vision test is the only requirement for renewal. Young drivers under the age of 21 must take the written test if they are renewing a license.

What is the Cost to renew my License?

The cost of renewal depends on the year your license is due:

  • 4 year license-$14.50
  • 5 year license-$16.00
  • 6 year license-$17.50

Steps to Renew your License

Visit your local branch office and fill out the application. You must take a vision test and retake a new photograph at this time unless you are exempt. Pay the appropriate cost for renewal with the clerk after completion. Your new license will arrive in the mail in a few weeks.

Getting an Indiana Learners Permit

Who needs a Learners Permit?

In the State of Indiana, minors wishing to begin the process for a driver’s license must first obtain a learners permit. Anyone over the age of 15 that has successfully completed an approved driver’s education course can begin the application process.

Requirements to Getting a Learners Permit

New learners permit applications must be at least 15 years old at the time of application and provide proof that they have successfully completed a driver’s education course. In addition, each application must provide the required documents outlined by the Indiana SecureID website. A parent or legal guardian must accompany minors on the day of application. The application must pass a vision test prior to receiving their permit.

At the time of application, the teen driver under 18 must fill out an Agreement of Financial Liability state form, and it must be signed by a licensed adult driver. The form states that the adult driver assumes full responsibility for any damages or injuries to the minor, themselves and other residents that are caused by the teen driver.

Driving with an IN Learners Permit

According to Indiana law, learners permit holders must complete at least 50 hours of logged driving time accompanied by a licensed driver over the age of 25. At least ten hours must be during nighttime. You must be at least 16 years of age in order to apply. Use this time wisely to assure you are ready for the driving test and can safely operate a vehicle.

Costs of an Indiana Learners Permit

The cost of an Indiana learner Permit is $9 and is valid for two years.

Steps to Getting an Indiana Learners Permit

In order to receive your learners permit, be sure to come prepared and follow these steps for obtaining your permit:

  • Provide the required proofs determined by the Indiana SecureID
  • Provide proof you have successfully completed driver’s education
  • Take the vision and learners permit written test. Study using your driver’s manual and take the practice tests found on to assure a passing score. You must answer 15 out of 20 questions correctly in order to pass both written tests.
  • Fill out your application and your financial liability form. Your supervising driver over 18 must be present and sign the form in front of a clerk.
  • Pay your permit and testing fees and take your photo. Unless you are photo exempt for religious or medical reasons.
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