In order to drive a vehicle, every person has to hold a valid licence. A driving licence not only gives its holder a competence certificate but also responsibility regarding driving skills and road rules. Learner’s licence is issued under Rule 10 of CMV Rules, 1989, by the Motor Vehicles Authority. The licence is valid only for 6 months.
Types of Learner’s Licence in Madhya Pradesh
A learner’s licence allows an individual to learn driving either a two-, three-, or four-wheeler. For commercial vehicles, the individual will have to enroll at a motor driving school to learn professional driving. In order to be eligible for a learner’s licence, the applicant should be at least 16 years old (for private vehicle) or 20 years old (for commercial vehicles).
- Non Transport Vehicle: The applicant, aged 16, is given learner’s licence for 60 cc non geared motorcycle. In case of light motor vehicles or motor cycle with gear, the applicant should be 18 years old. A declaration form, submitted by the applicant’s parents, is mandatory. If the applicant is 50 years old, then he will be required to submit the CMV-Form 1 certified by a medical practitioner.
- Transport Vehicle: Applicant’s opting for commercial or transport vehicle learner’s licence should be 20 years old. A one year experience of driving a light motor vehicle is a prerequisite. The applicant should also produce a CMV-Form 1A, with a medical practitioner's sign.
The following documents have to be submitted at the Transport Zonal Office in Madhya Pradesh to be qualified for the licence:
- Age proof (birth certificate, school certificate)
- Three recent passport size photos
- Proof of residence (Aadhaar card, passport, utility bills)
Photocopies of the documents mentioned above should be attested by a Gazetted Officer or Notary Public and submitted at the office. Original documents have to be carried for verification.
How to Apply for Learner’s Licence in Madhya Pradesh
The Road Transport Department in Madhya Pradesh is responsible for issuing learner’s licence. The licence can be applied through two means - online and in person. The fees charged for the licence is Rs 30 for each category of vehicle. To apply for learner’s licence online, the individual has to follow these steps:
The applicant can visit the nearest RTO and fill in the required forms and submit the documents. Once the documents are verified and fees deposited, the applicant will be called to give a preliminary test. If the applicant passes the test, learner’s licence will be issued. In case of failure, the applicant will be asked to come a week later to appear for the theory test.
- Visit the official website of the Madhya Pradesh Regional Transport Office to apply for learner driver licence.
- Select the appropriate form and slots. Fill in the form correctly with required details, along with the slot for the theory test.
- Confirm if all details have been filled exactly, with correct spellings and then go to the payment gateway. Pay the required fees according to the vehicle category. Payment can be done through net banking, credit or debit card.
- On payment, a reference number will be generated, which can be used for future reference.
FAQs on Learner’s Licence in Madhya Pradesh
What topics are covered in the preliminary test?
Traffic signs and signals, road rules and regulations, driver duties, and documents to be carried are some of the topics for the learner’s licence preliminary tests
How can a person, who is not computer literate, give the test?
For applicants who are not aware about operating a computer, the test is taken through audio video facility.
What is the criteria for clearing the preliminary test?
In order to clear the test, which is in multiple choice objectives format, the applicant has to answer minimum 6 questions correctly.
Is there any fee for re-appearing for the preliminary test?
There are no extra fees for the retest. The applicant can reappear for the preliminary test twice, within a week of the initial test.
Are there any special exemptions for the learner’s licence preliminary test?
If the applicant already holds a learner’s or permanent licence for a different vehicle category (say light motor vehicle), then he will be exempted from giving the test.