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Frequently Asked Questions - Taking Your IN Permit Test

No. You do not have to take or pass a drug test to be able to apply or receive an IN Driver's License.
If you fail your Permit's Test, you will be able to take the test again, starting the next business day. You are able to take the test up to three times before the waiting period between tests extends to 60 days. At this point , you will need to restart the licensing process and reapply.
After you pass your IN Permit Test, you will receive your Learner's Permit. Before you are able to take your Driving Exam, you must complete 50 hours of behind-the-wheel training with a licensed instructor or a licensed driver who is 25 years old or older. Ten of your behind-the-wheel training hours should be completed at night as well. On the day of your IN Driving Exam, you will need to provide proof that you have completed these hours.
No. You are not allowed to use your IN Driver's Manual or any other study materials while you take your IN Permit Test.
To give yourself the best chance of passing your IN Permit Test you should study all chapters and sections of the IN Driver's Manual. The exam will test your knowledge of speed limits, warning signs, pavement markings, traffic signs, traffic violations, safety rules and more basic rules of the road.
There are 50 questions on the IN Permit Test. 34 test your knowledge of IN road rules and 16 are questions based on road signs. You must answer 28 of those 34 multiple choice questions correctly in order to pass and 14 of the road sign questions correctly.
If you are under 18, someone must sign a financial responsibility agreement for you. This person will most likely be your legal guardian or parent, but you should contact your local BMV office for more information about acceptable persons.
In IN, the minimum age requirement to begin the licensing process is 15 years old if you already enrolled in a Driver's Education course. If you are not enrolled, you will need to wait until you are 16.
When you apply for your IN, you need to bring proof of your identity, your lawful presence in the United States (birth certificate or US Passport) and proof of your residence in Indiana (utility bill or credit card bill). Additionally, you need to bring your Social Security Card or proof of your Social Security Number. If you are under 16, you will need to provide proof of your enrollment in a Driver's Education course.
An IN permit costs $9. It is valid for two years.