Learner's License - Bangalore

In order to get your driving licence, you will first need to have a learner’s licence. Here is everything you need to know about getting a learner’s licence in Bangalore:

Online Application Process

  • Step 1: Visit the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways- https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
  • Step 2: Select Online Services’
  • Step 3: Choose ‘Driving Licence Related Services’
  • Step 4: Choose your state
  • Step 5: Hover over ‘Apply Online’ and click on it. From the drop-down menu, click on 'New Learners Licence’
  • Step 6: Click on “Proceed”
  • Step 7: Enter all the details and select 'Submit’
  • Step 8: Scan and upload all the required documents
  • Step 9: Make the payment of the application fee
  • Step 10: Book your slot for the learner’s licence test
  • Step 11: Visit the closest RTO for your test
  • Step 12: If you pass the test, your learner’s licence will be issued

Offline Application Process

  • Step 1: Go to an RTO in Bangalore, preferably one that is close to you
  • Step 2: Get the learner’s licence application form. You can also download this fromhttps://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
  • Step 3: Enter all details in the form
  • Step 4: Submit the form along with your documents and passport-size photographs
  • Step 5: Pay the learner’s licence application fee
  • Step 6: Select and book a date and time slot for your test
  • Step 7: Go to the RTO and give the test
  • Step 8: Once you have passed the test, your learner’s licence will be issued and sent to your address.

Fee for Getting a Learner’s License in Bangalore

You will have to pay Rs.150 as a fee in order to apply for a learner’s license in Bangalore. Once the payment of the fee is done, you can schedule the date and time for your test.

Types of Learner’s Licences in Bangalore

There are different types of learner’s licences that you can apply for in Bangalore. This is the list:

  • Learner’s Licence for non-geared motorcycles
  • Learner’s Licence for geared motorcycles
  • Learner’s Licence for Medium Goods Vehicles
  • Learner’s Licence for LMV or Light Motor Vehicles
  • Learner’s Licence for HGV or Heavy Goods Vehicles
  • Learner’s Licence for MPV or Medium Passenger Vehicles
  • Learner’s Licence for Road Rollers
  • Learner’s Licence for HPV or Heavy Passenger Vehicles

Eligibility Criteria and Documents Required for Getting a Learner’s Licence in Bangalore

Eligibility Criteria
  • You should be at least 18 years old (light motor vehicle)
  • You should be over 16 years (non-geared motorcycle)
  • You have to be more than 20 years old and also have a valid licence for light motor vehicles (commercial vehicle)
Documents Required
  • Birth certificate
  • Voter’s ID
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Migration certificate from your school
  • Life insurance policy
  • Ration card
  • Government issued pay slip
  • Utility bills

How can you Apply for a Duplicate Learner’s Licence in Bangalore?

  • Step 1: You should download the LLD form from the Bangalore RTO website. You can visit the RTO as well for collecting this form
  • Step 2: Upload the documents required. If you are visiting the RTO, submit the documents at the designated counter
  • Step 3: Attach two passport-sized photos. Make sure to carry extra photos if you are visiting the RTO.
  • Step 4: Enter the information related of your lost learner’s licence
  • Step 5: After you pay the fee, the request will be processed by the RTO

How to Make Corrections to Your Learner’s License?

  • Only the RTO which issued your learner’s licence can authorise any corrections to it
  • You will have to submit the application form for all changes to be made. Make sure to attach a copy of your learner’s licence as well
  • Once your application and changes have been approved, you must pay the application fee
  • Once the application has been processed and fee has been paid, the RTO will issue a new learner’s licence for you

Procedure of Learner’s Licence Test

  • The learner’s licence exam will test your knowledge about regulations, traffic signs, safety measures and traffic rules
  • This will be a written test and the motor vehicles inspector will be present during this test
  • If you do not pass the test, you should re-appear for the test the next day
  • If you clear the test, then your learner’s licence will be issued

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What will I have to study for the learner’s licence test in Bangalore?

    To obtain a learner’s licence in Bangalore, you will have to take a written test which will be offline. The offline test will be in the presence of a motor vehicles inspector. The test will have questions connected to the rules and regulations according to the Motor Vehicles Act. It will also have questions pertaining to safety regulations and traffic signs. There are 20 multiple choice questions. You will have to score a minimum of 80% on the test to clear it.

  2. When will I get my learner’s licence after taking and passing the learner’s licence test in Bangalore?

    If you have attended the learner’s licence test and cleared the exam, you will receive your learner’s licence on the very same day. However, if you have not cleared the test, then you will have to reappear for it on another day after booking a slot of your choice.

  3. What are the guidelines to be kept in mind when driving a vehicle with a learner’s licence in Bangalore?

    When driving a vehicle with a learner’s licence in Bangalore, keep in mind that you need to have the letter “L’' in the color red, pasted on the windscreen and back of your vehicle. You are also supposed to drive the vehicle only when accompanied by an individual who holds a valid and permanent driving licence of India.

  4. If I don’t clear my learner’s licence test in Bangalore, when can I reappear for the re-test and how many attempts will be allowed until I pass the test?

    If you do not pass the learner’s licence test the first time, you can apply again for the test and appear for it after one week. You are given up to 3 chances to pass the test. If you do not clear it even after 3 attempts, you will not receive the learner’s licence.

  5. If I want to make corrections in my learner’s licence that was issued in Bangalore, can I go to any RTO in the state for it?

    If you want to make any corrections in the details you had provided for your learner’s licence, you will have to submit the application for correction at the same RTO that issued the licence. Other RTOs are not authorised to accept the application for correction or make corrections in the leraner’s licence in Bangalore.

News About Learner's License - Bangalore

  • Govt rolls out Aadhaar-based driving license and registration contactless services

    The Aadhaar-authentication based contactless services was launched by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. According to a notification by the ministry, the new method will allow people to use services like the renewal of the driving license, vehicle registration, obtaining learners’ permit, etc. Without having to visit the RTO to practice social distancing and also avoid waiting for their turns to avail these services.

    To make the services convenient and hassle-free services for the people of India, the Ministry will make all the arrangements to publicise the move through media to make citizens aware of the Aadhaar contactless services.

    5 March 2021

  • Proposal made by the government to make airbags compulsory for front passenger seats

    The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had proposed that airbags must be made compulsory for front passengers. A draft which was prepared by the Transport Ministry, the Central Government had plans to implement the norm of making airbags compulsory in the front seat. This rule would be made applicable to all the cars which are manufactured from 1 April 2021.

    For the existing cars, they will be given a time frame to implement this safety measure by 1 June 2021. The government has also asked stakeholders for their opinion on this new rule.

    24 February 2021

  • Driving license will be suspended for 3 months in case traffic rules are flouted in Bengaluru

    From 5 November 2020, the driving licenses of individuals will be suspended for 3 months in case they are caught without riding without a helmet, PUC certificate, and driving or riding without a driving license. Individuals who have vehicles with loud horns will also have their driving licenses suspended. Autorickshaw drivers who overcharge customers will also have their driving licenses suspended. The new rules will be effective in Bengaluru initially before they are extended to other states.

    2 December 2020

  • Driving license suspended for 3 months for helmetless riders in Bengaluru

    The Transport Department in Bengaluru continues its campaign to promote awareness of the importance of wearing helmets. It has suspended the driving licence of 360 riders who did not wear helmets. The suspension is for 3 months. The Motor Vehicles Act mandates a fine of Rs.1,000 for riding without a helmet and suspension of driving licence for 3 months. The drive in Bengaluru was conducted in 12 places in the city.

    23 October 2020

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