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Free Indiana CDL General Knowledge Test (IN)

  • Perfect for first-time and renewal CDL/CLP applicants, and those adding endorsements
  • Based on 2024 IN commercial driver's license manual
  • Updated for July 2024
Verified by Steven Litvintchouk, M.S., Chief Educational Researcher, Member of ACES. See our detailed commitment to accuracy and quality in our practice tests.
Commercial Driver's License

About this test

Available in EN and ES

Your knowledge of traffic signs, signals, right-of-way rules, trucking laws, speed limits, vehicle inspection, and basic commercial vehicle safety will be tested to help you become a safer driver today. Each of our 50 multiple-choice questions is based on the Indiana CDL Manual and applicable Indiana laws. Each question includes a hint and an explanation. It is recommended that you check each question’s explanation to gain some further insight into the rule being tested. Good luck and drive safely!

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Indiana CDL FAQs in 2024

How much does a CDL cost in Indiana?

The cost for a CDL in Indiana includes a $35 fee for the CDL itself and a $16 knowledge test fee. Additional fees may apply for skills testing and endorsements.

What disqualifies you from getting a CDL?

In Indiana, disqualifications from obtaining a CDL include major traffic violations, such as DUIs or reckless driving, certain criminal convictions, and medical conditions that impair safe driving abilities.

How do you obtain a CDL in Indiana?

To get a CDL in Indiana, first obtain a commercial learner’s permit (CLP) by passing the required knowledge tests. Hold the CLP for at least 14 days, then complete CDL training (optional but recommended) and pass the skills test. Ensure you meet all medical and legal requirements.

Is CDL school mandatory?

CDL school is not mandatory in Indiana, but it’s highly recommended for proper training and increased likelihood of passing the skills test. Some employers may require CDL training program completion.

What does the general knowledge test include?

The general knowledge test for a CDL in Indiana covers various topics such as basic vehicle operation, safe driving practices, reading road signs, and specific rules for commercial vehicles. It assesses the basic knowledge required for safely operating a commercial vehicle.

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Enhance your preparation with our comprehensive General Knowledge test collection, tailored to cover all key topics of the CDL exam. For a complete understanding of the expenses involved, check out our guide on CDL license cost, and for a step-by-step guide to getting your CDL, visit our CDL license guide.

What to expect on the actual IN CDL exam

50

questions

40

correct answers to pass

80

passing score

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