List of Learning Licence & Driving Licence Fees - 2021

During the second week of January 2017, the Central Motor Vehicle Rules bore witness to its 22nd amendment. This amendment brought about a fresh fee structure for a number of vehicle related issues including Driving Licence (DL), Learning Licence (LL), International Driver’s Licence (IDL), Registration of new vehicles, and Fitness Certificate (FC) tests. These new fees are already brought into force as plenty of new vehicle owners have already found out through their trips to RTOs around the country.

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In this article, we will list out all the new changes brought about to the fee structure. Below is a table that lists out all the old fees along with the new ones that have been introduced.

Type of license-related issues Old fees (In Rs.) New fees (In Rs.)
Learner’s license 30 200
Learner’s license renewal 40 200
International driver’s license 500 1,000
Driving Licence Fees 40 200
Driver’s license test 50 300
Driver’s license renewal 50 200
Renewal and issue of license for driving schools 2,000 10,000
Issue of renewed driver’s license 50 200
Appeal fee against RTO 100 500
Issue of duplicate license for driving schools 2,000 5,000

While the aforementioned table concerns aspects relating to driving licences, below is a table that lists out all the fee structure changes for vehicle registrations.

Registration type Old fees (In Rs.) New fees (In Rs.)
Two-wheeler hypothecation 100 500
Motorbike registration 60 50
Three-wheeler hypothecation 100 1,500
Medium and heavy vehicles hypothecation 100 3,000
Transport license for cars and autos with white board 200 600
Transport license for cars and autos with yellow board 300 1,000
Passenger and cargo vehicles 400 1,000
Passenger and heavy cargo vehicles 600 1,500
Imported vehicle fee 800 5,000
Imported motorcycle fee 200 2,000

These are all the changes that have been introduced with the commencement of 22nd amendment. So, keep these in mind before going ahead to get a license or are looking to get a vehicle registered.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Will I get a fee refund if I fail the driving test?

    No, the fee will not be refunded in case of failure in the driving test.

  2. Is it necessary for me to appear for a driving test from a Motor Driving Training School?

    It is compulsory for you to appear for a driving test from a Motor Driving Training School only if you have applied for a commercial vehicle driver’s licence. In this case the school will have to issue Form No. 5 for the licence. For all other cases, you can simply appear for the test through any other medium.

  3. How long can I use my learner’s licence?

    A learner’s driving licence is valid for a period of 6 months from the date of issuance. Past the 6 months, if the applicant has not appeared or qualified his or her driving test, he or she will be required to renew the same by paying a fee of Rs.200.

  4. What is the minimum age requirement to apply for a learner’s driving licence for motorcycle with gear or light motor vehicle?

    The applicant applying for a learner’s driving licence for a motorcycle with gear or a light motor vehicle should be at least 18 years old at the time of applying for the licence.

  5. What are the requirements to apply for a licence for transport vehicles?

    In the case of a transport vehicle licence application, the applicant should have completed the age of 18 years. In addition to that, he or she will also be required to have a driving experience of light motor vehicle for at least a year. Medical certificates in Form CMV 1 and 1A are also necessary in this case.

  6. Is it mandatory to provide a medical certificate at the time of applying for a learner’s licence?

    If the applicant is under the age of 50 years and is applying for a non-transport motor vehicle, he or she will not be required to produce any medical certificate. In case he or she is 50+ years old and/or applying for a transport vehicle licence, he or she will be required to provide a medical certificate.

News About Driving License Fee

  • Centre to set up driver training centres In tribal areas, 115 Poorest Districts

    In order to meet the shortage of drivers all over the country, the Government of India is working to set up Driver Training Centres in tribal areas and in the 115 poorest districts in India. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that people come from economically or socially backward classes will be able to benefit from this programme.

    As on now, India has a shortage of up to 22 lakh drivers. Gadkari further informed that the National Road Safety Board had been cleared by the Ministry of Law and persons will be appointed on the Board soon.

    The Centre assists private players in public-private partnership mode to set up driving training schools. As per an official data, around 84% of road accidents take place due to faults of drivers. A ministry data shows that the total number of accident cases involving drivers who do not have a valid driving licence for the calendar year 2017 is 48,503 (around 10% of total accidents).

    6 November 2020

  • Driving licenses to be issued by the Maharashtra RTO from 17 June 2020

    From 17 June 2020, RTOs in Maharashtra will resume issuing permanent and learner driving licenses. The licenses will be issued in all the 50 RTOs. According to the State Transport Commissioner, Shekhar Channe, the new rules ensure social distancing and will prevent the spread of coronavirus when individuals take the tests. He further added that a quota will be set by the RTOs providing details on how many individuals can take the test on a daily basis. The quota will be set on the amount of space that will be available in the RTO since a six-feet distance must be maintained between two individuals in the case of computerised tests. Once the individual completes the exam, the keyboard and computer will be sanitised. Candidates will have to book an appointment on the website and must wear gloves and masks. Registration of vehicles will also be done at RTOs.

    17 June 2020

  • Auto drivers demand relief: Rs.5,000 as a one-time financial incentive

    Two weeks after the Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa had made an announcement about a Rs.1,610 crore relief package for all the working-class who are distressed amidst the lockdown, the auto drivers of the city have now demanded for a lot of relaxation in the conditions that have been set by the Government for getting a Rs.5,000 one-time compensation under this package.

    While speaking to ‘Star of Mysore’, President M. Mahadevaswamy, of Mysuru Autorickshaw Drivers Association had said that according to the Government’s criteria, auto owners who own a valid permit, Fitness Certificate and Driving Licence are now are eligible for availing this Rs.5,000 compensation.

    26 May 2020

  • Only online payments at Pune RTO

    All DL License Fees must be paid only through online channels at the Regional Transport Office in Pune as cash counters at the office will be closed permanently. The objective of this move is to encourage cashless transactions.

    Only those applying for international driving licenses and conductor licenses will be exempt from this rule and can pay by cash.

    The Road Transport and National Informatics Centre has launched Sarathi 4.0 to enable smooth and efficient online transactions. Log on to parivhan .com to pay online for license processing.

    Those who find it difficult to make online payments can go to the nearest Citizen Facilitation Centre to get help.

    13 June 2017

  • Driving test at Bhosari to start at 8 am

    Tests for all permanent driving licenses for LMV or light motor vehicles, both non-transport and transport will be conducted in Bhosari at the Central Institute of Road Transport from 8 am every day. This new timing will result in a higher number of daily tests conducted at the campur. As of now, the tests begin at 10 am and continue until 5 pm. Each day, around 360 license aspirants take the test on ‘H’, ‘S’ and other gradient tracks.

    These tests are conducted with the assistance of computerised cameras which record the speed and movement of the vehicle, thereby marking all the hits and misses automatically.

    04 May 2017

  • Driving License fee are hiked in the country

    According to sources, it is being said that Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to hike the fee for Driving Licences.

    The fee, which was set at Rs.250 earlier, has now been increased to Rs.500. Also, this isn’t the only fee hike introduced by the government.

    In case, people are looking to take tests, they will be required to shell out Rs.300 for every test they partake in. Fee for availing Learner’s License has also been hiked to Rs.150 from the previous rate of Rs.30.

    Other changes include hiking of prices for international driving permit, which has gone up from Rs.500 to Rs.1,000 and adding another class of vehicle for a license has been increased from Rs.50 to Rs.100. An interesting trivia relating to this news is that these fee has been hiked for the first time since 1989.

    04 April 2017

  • Availing New DL and Renewal of Existing DL to Cost More in Chandigarh

    The cost of availing a new driver’s licence and renewing your existing Driving Licence Fees will now cost over double the amount for residents of Chandigarh. The rates of procuring a licence has been increased by the Chandigarh Administration. Previously, the rates for getting a new driver’s licence was Rs.330. However, it has now increased to Rs.750 following a notification from the Central Government on the 6th of March this year.

    The price of getting a new learner’s licence has also increased in Chandigarh. From just Rs.30, the rates have now increased five-fold to Rs.150. And that’s not it. While residents were able to take the driving license test for free of cost until recently, the new rate for taking the same is Rs.300. In case an applicant fails the test and intends on taking it again, the fee to re-appear for the same after a period of 15 days is set at Rs.300. Until the new changes, a fee of Rs.330 was levied, and it included typing fee as well as other charges. Following revisions, applicants will not have to incur double the costs in case they wish to avail an international prices. Rates for the international licence have now gone up to Rs.1000 from Rs.500. The fee to renew your existing licence has also increased to Rs.500 from Rs.250.

    22 March 2017

  • SC- Extra Rs.500 levy for traffic offenses to stay for now

    Additional fine of Rs.500 levied for every traffic law violation in the capital as ordered by the High Court in Delhi 10 years ago will continue as the Supreme Court refused to entertain an appeal against this penalty. The High Court in March 2007 said that whenever a driver of a vehicle is challaned by the traffic police or another authority, he/she will have to pay a cost of Rs.500 for each offence committed by him/her in addition to the composition of the fine that is payable under the Motor Vehicles Act.

    A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana refused to get into the details of the issues that were raised by the petitioner after additional solicitor general Pinky Anand told the court that the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 9,2016.

    16 February 2016

  • Coimbatore: Increase in Driving Licence fee

    Recently, the Union Transport Ministry has announced an increase in Driving Licence fees. Considering the fees have not been revised for the last 15 years, this initiative has been taken to fight the market inflation and implementation of digital processes. Earlier, the licence for a light motor vehicle would cost only about Rs.5000 - Rs6000, now it has been increased to Rs.8500. The notification was released on the 29th of December to be implemented from 6th of January. The announcement has also caused the driving schools to increase their charges as well.

    The learner's license use to cost Rs.30 which has now been increased to Rs.150. The renewal of a DL will now cost Rs.200 from Rs.50 earlier. The cost of International DL Fee has been increased from Rs.500 to Rs.1000.

    09 February 2016

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