Indiana BMV Road Sign Recognition Test – 16 Questions & Answers



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#1. What does this sign mean?

Merging Traffic sign. You are coming to a point where another traffic lane joins the one you are on. Watch for other traffic and be ready to yield the right-of-way when necessary.


#2. Which road signs have the shape of an upside-down triangle?

The upside-down triangle shape is exclusively used for yield signs. Slow down and, if necessary, stop to give the right of way to vehicles and pedestrians.


#3. What does this sign mean?

Cattle crossing. This sign tells you that you are near an area where cattle might cross the street. Slow down and be prepared to stop.


#4. What does this sign mean?

Many streets have signs that show what each of the lanes is to be used for.

Your lane is splitting off into two separate directions. You can turn left or go straight through.

You must obey the sign in your lane. When the word ONLY is used, you must go in the direction the arrow points – there is no option.


#5. Where will you find a sign with this shape?

An x-shaped sign with a white background (crossbuck sign) is placed at all railroad crossings.


#6. What does this sign mean?

This is a curve sign together with an advisory speed sign. It advises the safe speed for the curve.


#7. What does this sign indicate?

Object markers are used to notify drivers of objects in the roadway or very close to the edge of the roadway. This sign emphasizes the need to not stray outside of the marked travel lane.


#8. When you see this sign, you must:

Do Not Pass. This sign marks the beginning of a no passing zone.


#9. What does this sign mean?

This sign warns that there is a maintenance or public work crew ahead.


#10. What does this sign mean?

Low shoulder. This road sign indicates sharp drop from the pavement edge to the shoulder.

If you must leave the pavement, slow down and steer firmly.


#11. What does this sign mean?

Two-way traffic ahead. The one-way street or roadway ahead ends. You will then be facing oncoming traffic.

Remember, you should drive in the right-hand lane and expect oncoming traffic in the left-hand lane.


#12. This sign means:

Pedestrian crossing. This sign tells you that you are near an area where a large number of pedestrians cross the street. Slow down and watch for people crossing the street on foot. Pedestrians in crosswalks must be given the right-of-way at all times. They can be injured even in minor accidents.


#13. This red and white sign means:

When you see this sign, you must not enter that street or ramp.

The Do Not Enter sign is a square sign with a white horizontal line inside a red ball. It means you cannot enter in that direction.

You will see this sign at roadway openings that you should not enter, such as exit ramps where you would be going in the wrong direction, in crossovers on divided roadways, and at numerous locations on one-way streets.


#14. What does this sign mean?

T-Intersection ahead. The road ends at an intersection. You cannot go straight ahead. You must turn left or right.


#15. What should you do when you see this sign?

Keep right. A divided highway or traffic island where traffic must keep right is ahead. Stay on the right side of the divider.


#16. This sign means:

Narrow bridge. The bridge is wide enough to accommodate two lanes of traffic, but with little clearance.

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Indiana BMV Knowledge Test

Quick facts about the written knowledge test for an Indiana learner’s permit or adult driver’s license:

  Number of Questions:
16 (road signs)

34 (road rules)
Total: 50 questions

  Correct answers needed:
14 (road signs)

28 (road rules)

  Passing score:84 percent (total)
  Time limit:N/A
  Earliest retest upon failure:1 day

This Indiana Sample Knowledge Test

This practice test for an Indiana learner’s permit or driver’s license can help you study for the road signs part of the official driver examination. It has 16 questions about the road signs described in the Indiana Driver’s Manual .

Study all the road signs in the manual and use this sample test to verify that you know them all. There are more than 100 signs in the manual. You should know them by shape, color, and meaning.

The sample test is random, which means that new questions are pulled from a larger pool of questions each time you restart the test. You can take the test as many times as you want.

Aim for a full score on the practice test. It gives you a good margin on the official examination.

After studying the manual and passing a handful variations of this test, we are convinced that you won’t have any problems on the road sign part of the examination.

The Official Indiana BMV Knowledge Examination

Under normal circumstances, you don’t need to schedule an appointment for the written test. Indiana BMV offers knowledge tests on a walk-in basis.

There is no allotted time for your test. You must, however, arrive at the service branch at least one hour before it closes.

Should you fail your test, you must wait at least one day before you can take it again.

Overall, the BMV written test is available in 13 different foreign languages:

  Simplified Chinese


Don’t Forget to Practice for the Road Rules Part

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