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myBMV > Learner's Permits and Driver's Licenses > Obtaining A Learner's Permit > Knowledge Examination Knowledge Examination

You must arrive at a license branch at least one hour before the branch closes in order to take the knowledge examination that day.

The knowledge examination is based on information contained in the Indiana driver's manual. To pass the knowledge examination, you must demonstrate a basic understanding of Indiana traffic laws and safe driving techniques. Knowledge examinations include multiple choice questions concerning traffic maneuvers and knowledge of types of traffic signs.

What happens if you fail a test?

If you fail a knowledge examination you must wait until the next business day before taking another knowledge examination.

If you fail a driving skills test, you must wait 14 days before taking another driving skills test.

If you fail three (3) driving skills tests while holding a learner’s permit, you must wait two (2) months following the date of the last failed skills test before attempting another skills test.

You will be required to renew your learner’s permit if it expires before you are eligible for additional testing.

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