Taking the Indiana road signs test is one of the first milestones in your driver’s education. To receive a learner’s permit and start practicing your driving skills behind the wheel, you must pass both the road rules test and the road signs test on the same day, at your local BMV office. Here on this page, you will find all the information and resources required to study for the road signs portion of the Indiana permit test. Every essential road sign and pavement marking you could be questioned on during the exam is listed below and sorted by category, in accordance with the information in the official 2020 driver’s manual.
It is important not to cut corners when studying road signs and pavement markings. The road signs permit test in Indiana contains just 16 multiple-choice questions, however, there are hundreds of road signs and pavement markings which could be addressed during the exam. As you cannot predict which road signs you will be asked about, it is essential to make sure you are ready for anything. Moreover, memorizing road signs and pavement markings is not just about passing the initial Indiana DMV written test. You must be equipped to recognize road signs instantly, at a distance, when the time comes to start driving a car on public roadways. If you cannot identify a road sign or spend too long trying to figure one out while driving, you will put yourself and all other road users nearby in danger.
Looking at the sheer number of road signs listed on this page, it may be difficult to imagine a time when you can recognize them all instantly. The truth is that you do not have to memorize every road sign individually. Instead, focus on learning to identify road signs based on their category and general function first. Every road sign included here - and addressed during the Indiana DMV test – is categorized as a warning sign, regulatory signs, guide sign or work zone sign. The signs in each category are similar in shape and color. During the permit test, you can accurately guess the meaning of an unfamiliar road sign by first identifying the category it belongs to, then looking at the symbol or lettering it contains. For example, if a yellow diamond-shaped road sign comes up, you will instantly be able to identify it as a type of warning sign. Working out the exact meaning of the sign is then easy, as you need only compare the symbol featured on the sign with the options in the multiple-choice answer list, to find a likely match. We recommend working through the “Signs, Signals & Markings” chapter of our free driver’s education course for Indiana applicants, to learn more about road sign categories.
If you answer any more than two road sign questions incorrectly during the Indiana BMV written test, you will fail the assessment and be asked to re-sit both sides of the exam. To make sure this does not happen, it is essential to dedicate some of your study time to answering realistic permit test questions – like those included in the permit book. When you inevitably run out of DMV practice test questions in the handbook, you can continue your preparation for the permit test using the free Indiana BMV practice permit test we provide. There are a variety of free, authentic quizzes available here on ePermitTest.com, all of which will be helpful in the weeks preceding the test. While you are studying road signs and pavement markings, we suggest focusing on the dedicated road signs practice permit test. Why not give it a try right now?