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How to Apply for and Get a Vehicle Driving Learner's Licence in India

HOW TO OBTAIN A LEARNER'S LICENCE (parivahan.gov.in) :-

I. NECESSITY:

The first step you need to take before learning to drive a vehicle is to obtain a learner licence for that class of vehicle. It is issued to learn driving of Motor Vehicles.

II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

a. ADDRESS PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following)
· Electoral Roll
· LIC Policy
· Passport
· Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government or a State Government or a Local body
· Any other document(s) as may be prescribed by the State Government viz., Ration Card/Water Bill/Electricity Bill/Bus Pass

b. AGE PROOF: (To produce any ONE of the following)
· School Certificate
· Birth Certificate
· PAN Card
· Certificate granted by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon.

c. PHOTOGRAPHS:
· In all the computerized offices, it is enough to submit ONE recent passport size photograph.
· Wherever computerization is not done, the applicants may need to submit three numbers of recent passport size photographs.

d. MEDICAL CERTIFICATE:
· Applicant shall submit the CMV Form-1 as a self-declaration for physical fitness.
· Applicants above the age of 50 years shall submit CMV Form-1A issued by a registered medical practitioner.

III. FEE DETAILS
· Please refer to the link “How much fee to be paid” depicting the fee structure for various services from RTO, including Learner Licence available in Parivahan Gov Portal.
· However, there may be some additional fee viz., user charges/service charges etc., that may vary from State to State. To know more on these details, please follow the link “Get Fee Details of a State” available in Parivahan Gov Portal.
· To know the fee details as defined by the CMV Rule, for various transactions, please follow the link Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 (http://morth.nic.in).

IV. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

a. AGE BETWEEN 16 AND 18
·The applicant shall have attained the age of 16 years in case of Motor Cycle without Gear.
·The consent/declaration of the parents shall be given before the licencing authority.

b. AGE 18 YEARS AND ABOVE
·The applicant shall have attained the age of 18 years in case of motor cycle with gear or light motor vehicle.

c. FOR TRANSPORT VEHICLE
·The applicant shall have attained the age of 20 years in case of Transport vehicle (Auto rickshaw cab, Taxi, Goods Vehicle, Bus etc.)
·One year driving experience of light motor vehicle is required.
·The minimum educational qualification is a pass in the 8th Std at the school level.
·Medical certificate in form No.CMV-1 and CMV-1A is necessary in case of transport vehicle.

V. TEST DETAILS
· Applicants who already possess either a valid driving licence or a valid learner licence for a different class are EXEMPTED from the preliminary test, while applying for a new Learner Licence for a different class.
· In most places of the country, written test is being conducted for the applicants who have passed SSLC and above for obtaining LL. This test will be of multiple choice objective type questions.
· In case of others, oral test will be conducted.
· In few offices of the licensing authorities of the country, ONLINE computer based tests are being conducted at the RTA/RLA/DTO Offices.
· Some of the states have enabled the scheduling of appointments to appear for preliminary test as per the convenience. To avail such services, check the regional RTO portals.
· In case of failure in the LL Test, the applicant can reappear for test on the next day onwards.

VI. SYLLABUS FOR PRELIMINARY TEST
· Traffic signs and signals, rules of the road regulations made under the Section-118 of Central Motor Vehicle Act.
· Duties of driver when his vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in death or bodily injury of a person or damage to property of a third party.
· Precautions to be taken while passing un-manned railway crossing.
· The Documents he should carry with him while driving a vehicle.

VII. WHERE TO APPLY FOR LEARNER LICENCE?
· Applicants can apply for Learner Licence ONLINE by following the link “Issue of a Learning Licence to me” in Parivahan Gov Portal.
· Applicants can also take the print out of the duly filled-in ONLINE application along with the reference number and the same can be submitted at the chosen RTO office.
· Wherever the ONLINE transactions are not enabled, the applicants shall submit the application in the prescribed CMV Form-2 / Unified Form to the jurisdictional licensing authority.

VIII. WHAT IS THE VALIDITY OF LEARNER LICENCE?
The Learner’s licence is valid through out India for a period of 6 months only. In case of expiry of the LL, the applicant needs to repeat the process afresh.

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