Learner's License in Bihar

A learner's license is an official document that authorises its holder to learn driving under the supervision of a permanent driving permit holder. Valid only for a period of six months, the learner’s licence cannot be extended, except when the licence holder is ill and unable to apply for permanent licence.

Bihar Motor Vehicle Department

The Bihar Motor Vehicle Department not only ensures a smooth road transport mechanism but also issues driving licences (learner’s and permanent) in the state. In the 57 RTOs across Bihar, the Motor Vehicles Acts and Rules is enforced in the state by RTO personnel. The additional RTO issues learner’s license in three days after the applicant has cleared the test.

Requirements for Learner’s License in Bihar

The requirements for a learner’s license in the state of Bihar are listed below:

Non-transport vehicle Transport (commercial vehicle)
  • Minimum Age for 50cc gearless motorcycle - 16 years
  • Minimum age of non transport vehicle and motorcycle with gear - 18 years
  • Declaration form submitted by the applicant’s parents or guardians
  • Applicants above 50 years of age, should produce CMV-Form issued by a registered medical practitioner
  • Minimum age for commercial vehicle learner’s licence - 20 years
  • Licence can be obtained drive bus, taxi or auto, goods carriers, and other commercial vehicles
  • A minimum 1 year experience of driving light motor vehicle (LMV) is mandatory.
  • CMV-Form 1A issued by a registered MBBS doctor to be produced at the time of test

Applying for Learner’s Licence

To apply for a learner’s license, an applicant can visit the RTO in person and fill in the requisite forms. Another method is the official website of Bihar Motor Vehicle Department. The steps for online application of learner’s permit are mentioned as under:

  • On the homepage, click on ‘Get New Learner License Appointment’. A form will be generated, wherein the applicant has to fill in the required details such as name, age, address, and date of application, along with class of vehicle and jurisdictional RTO, that is nearest to the applicant.
  • The time and date of the test from the slots available should be chosen. After this, click on ‘Make Payment’, fill in net banking details such as customer ID and password and click on ‘Pay’.
  • Visit the nearest RTO in the jurisdiction with the application receipt, Form No. 2, and original & attested photocopies of required documents and give the test at the allotted time.

The original documents will be verified by the RTO officials and returned to the applicant. An online computer test to check the applicant’s competency and knowledge about traffic rules and regulations will be held. On clearing the test, the applicant will be issued a learner’s license.

Documents for Learner's Licence

The documents required for obtaining a learner’s licence are listed below:

  • Application in Form-2
  • Medical Certificate Form1-A
  • Self declaration of physical fitness in Form-1
  • Fees
  • Three passport size photographs
  • Proof of address (any one of the following)
    • Aadhaar card
    • Passport, Voter’s ID, Ration card
    • CGHS card
    • Nationalized bank passbook
    • House tax mutation order
    • Water or Electricity bill
    • Life insurance policy
    • Registered sale deed
  • Proof of age (any one of the following)
    • School leaving certificate
    • Birth certificate
    • Voter’s ID

A learner’s license is valid for only six months and the license holder is expected to learn driving within the stipulated period. After this, he can apply for a permanent driving permit within 3 months of receiving the learner’s license. It is also important to note that if the applicant fails the learner’s licence test, he will be called 7 days later to the RTO for a retest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

  1. Is a learner’s licence required for a non-geared motorcycle in Bihar?

    Yes, a learner’s licence is required for a non-geared motorcycle in Bihar.

  2. Is it possible to take the learner’s licence test in Bihar online from my home?

    No, the Bihar learner’s license test has to be taken from the Regional Transport Office (RTO) itself.

  3. Is it possible to get a duplicate learner’s licence in Bihar if I lose my learner’s licence?

    Yes, it is possible to get a duplicate learner’s licence issued in Bihar if you lose your original learner’s licence. To do this, just visit the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (Parivahan Sewa) or your nearest RTO. You will need to obtain and fill out the LLD form and submit it along with the details of your learner’s licence and proof of your address and age. If the learner’s licence was lost or stolen, you will also need to submit the copy of the FIR that was lodged with the police. Pay the application fee along with two passport sized photographs to complete the procedure.

  4. Is it possible to make any corrections in Bihar learner’s licence?

    Yes, you can make corrections as required in your Bihar learner’s licence. All you have to do is submit an application form for the same, along with a copy of your learner’s licence and the supporting documents for the change to be made. You will have to pay a nominal fee for this. Keep in mind that corrections in your learner’s licence in Bihar can only be made at the RTO that issued the licence, so the application must be submitted at that RTO itself.

  5. Is it possible to renew a learner’s licence in Bihar?

    Yes, it is possible to renew a learner’s licence in Bihar as long as the application for a permanent learner’s licence has not been made by the holder.


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