Learners Licence in Mumbai

Before you get your driving licence, you will need a learner’s licence. Here, we will guide you through the process of applying for a learner’s licence in Mumbai.

Types of Learner’s Licences in Mumbai

You can apply for various types of learner’s licences in Mumbai. Here is a list:

  • Learner’s licence for all medium vehicles
  • Learner’s licence for light motor vehicles
  • Learner’s licence for heavy passenger vehicles
  • Learner’s licence for medium passenger vehicles
  • Learner’s licence for motorcycles without gear
  • Learner’s licence for heavy goods vehicles
  • Learner’s licence for motor vehicles with a definite description
  • Learner’s licence for motorcycles with gear
  • Learner’s licence for road rollers

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

Eligibility Criteria Documents Required
  • You should be above 16 years (motorcycles without gear)
  • You need to be over 18 years of age (light motor vehicles)
  • You will have to be above 20 years of age (commercial vehicles)
  • You must have completed 8th standard
  • Appointment letter for learner’s licence written test
  • Certificate of Declaration of Physical Fitness
  • Medical Fitness Certificate (if you are over 50 years of age applying for heavy transport vehicles)
  • Form 2 and Form 3
  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • Life insurance policy
  • Voter’s id card
  • An affidavit signed by the Public Notary or a Judicial Magistrate
  • Ration card
  • Passport-size photographs
  • School matriculation certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Original driving licence of a light motor vehicle held for the past one year (If you are applying for a learner’s licence for transport vehicle)

Fee for Getting a Learner’s Licence in Mumbai

The fee you need to pay when you apply for a learner’s licence in Mumbai is Rs.150. After you pay the fee, you can schedule your test date and time.

How to Apply for Learner's Licence in Mumbai Online

  • Step 1: Visit the website https://parivahan.gov.in/
  • Step 2: Click on ‘Online Services’
  • Step 3: Select ‘Driving Licence’
  • Step 4: Click on 'State of Maharashtra’ and select ‘Apply Online’
  • Step 5: Once you select ‘New Driving Licence’, make sure to read the directions thoroughly
  • Step 6: Click on ‘Continue’
  • Step 7: Enter your date of birth in this format: DDMMYYYY and select 'OK’
  • Step 8: You will then have to fill up details like your name, address and your age
  • Step 9: Scan and upload the required documents (proof of identity and proof of address)
  • Step 10: You will also have to upload a passport size photograph along with your signature
  • Step 11: Select the date and time you want to visit the RTO and take the written test
  • Step 12: You will have to make a payment for booking your slot
  • Step 13: After the request is processed, you will get a notification via SMS

How to Apply for Learner's Licence in Mumbai Offline

  • Step 1: You will have to first download Form 2 and Form 3 from https://transport.maharashtra.gov.in/
  • Step 2: You can also get them at the RTO Office
  • Step 3: Once you fill in the application, attach your photograph and documents (identity proof and address proof)
  • Step 4: After you submit these forms and documents, you can book your test date and time
  • Step 5: Once you pass the test, Learners License will be issued

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

Follow these steps to apply for a duplicate learner’s licence:

  • Step 1: First, you need to download the LLD form from the official Mumbai RTO website. You can also visit the RTO and collect the LLD form
  • Step 2: Upload/attach all required documents
  • Step 3: You have to attach two passport-sized photographs
  • Step 4: Mention all details of your stolen or misplaced learner’s licence
  • Step 5: Once you make the payment, your request will be processed

How to Make Corrections to Your Learner’s Licence?

  • Corrections to your learner’s licence can be made by the RTO which issued the same
  • You must submit an application for the changes required along with a copy of your learner’s licence
  • After your application has been approved, you will have to pay the application fee and you will get a receipt
  • The RTO will then issue your new learner’s licence

Procedure of Learner’s Licence Test

  • The test for getting a learner’s licence in Mumbai will be a written one
  • You need to score at least 60% to pass the test and get a learner’s licence
  • Submit the approval slip at the allocated counter along with the fee for the test
  • If you pass your test, you can apply for a driver's licence within 30 days of your learner’s licence being issued
  • If you do not pass the test, you can always retake your test after a week’s time

FAQs on Learner’s Licences in Mumbai

  1. I am 16 years old. Can I apply for a learner’s driving licence in Mumbai?

    Yes, you can apply for a learner’s driving licence in Mumbai. However, the licence will be legally valid for riding motorcycles without gear only.

  2. How old do I have to be to apply for a motorcycle with gear learner’s driving licence?

    An applicant has to be at least 18 years old to be able to apply for a learner’s driving licence for riding motorcycles with gear.

  3. Can I apply for a learner’s driving licence online in Mumbai?

    Yes, you can apply for a learner’s driving licence in Mumbai using the official website of thhe Mumbai RTO. You can download the LLD form from the website and submit it as per the instruction provided.

  4. Is it mandatory to appear for the written examination for the issuance of a learner’s driving licence in Mumbai?

    As per the protocol, you will be required to take the written test and score a minimum of 60% in order to be eligible for a learner’s driving licence in Mumbai.

  5. How long do I have to wait before I can appear for the driver’s licence trial?

    You will be required to wait for a period of at least 30 days to be able to apply and appear for the driving licence trials.

  6. Is there an expiration date for my learner’s driving licence?

    Yes, your learner’s driving licence will be valid for a period of 6 months from the date of issuance. You will be required to appear for the driving licence test within the 6 months and pass the same in order to receive your driving licence. In case you are unable to appear for the same or you want to extend the period of learning, you will be required to pay the renewal fee and renew your learner’s driving licence.

News About Learning Licence in Mumbai

  • 50% accidents in Nagpur due to over speeding

    According to an analysis, 50% accidents in Nagpur was due to over speeding, driving on the wrong side of the road, riding without helmet, dangerous driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol.As per the analysis, out of the 424 accidents, 221 happened due to at least one of the reasons mentioned above.

    30 July 2021

  • Learner’s license test can soon be completed online

    A new software is being created by the state transport department so that individuals can apply for the learner’s license driving test online. According to a senior official, individuals can receive the license without physical intervention. Once the software has been implemented, individuals will not have to visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO). The official further added that the new software will likely be developed within the next two months. Once the individual clears the test, a learner’s license with a validity of 6 months will be given. Individuals will need to visit the official website of the transport department to apply for the test.

    28 June 2021

  • Car drivers in the city best in following road safety norms according to survey

    According to an interview-based survey of around 1,561 car drivers by Ford India, around 95% of the car drivers with a valid driving licence do not have 50% knowledge of traffic safety norms. The drivers of Delhi and Bengaluru scored the least among the 6 cities involved in the survey and drivers of Chennai and Kolkata had the highest scores. In the survey, Cartesy 2.0, around 31 multiple-choice questions were given and applicants who have scored 60% in the test can be given a learner’s licence. The subjects of the survey had attributed their non-compliance to road safety rules to emergencies or poor infrastructure such as bad roads, etc.

    28 February 2021

  • LMV simulators to be installed at all RTOs in Maharashtra

    All Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in Maharashtra have decided to acquire light motor vehicles (LMV) simulators in order to use them to train those seeking a driving license. In a meeting of the road safety committee, approval for the driving simulators was received and a tender is likely to be issued after the formalities are completed. It needs to be mentioned here that the simulators are used to train and test novice drivers in all skills required to pass a driver’s license road test in addition to hazard perception and crash risk mitigation. A RTO official stated that the LMV simulators will help driving license applicants during the physical test as well as help officials in screening them.

    15 February 2021

  • Mumbai Traffic police to study CCTV footage for strong evidence against offenders

    Mumbai Traffic police which have come down hard on those who have been driving rashly or on the wrong side of the road in recent times. As many as 155 motorists have been booked so far in an ongoing crackdown with 78 percent of them being motorcyclists. The police have started lodging FIRs against the offenders and could invite a prison sentence for the offenders as against merely paying a fine. It needs to mentioned here that the police have applied section 279 of IPC for rash driving besides other charges relevant to each case.

    The traffic police are also planning to study CCTV footage of the past month to look for offenders who might have escaped. The teams will make a note of vehicles found racing or driving rashly. In case, the vehicle number plates are clearly visible, the driving license details will be looked up and police will visit the homes of the offenders along with strong evidence to book them. Joint Commissioner, Traffic has stated that wrong side driving and racing can lead to fatal crashes hence indiscipline on the roads will not be tolerated.

    3 February 2021

  • Police to act tough against pillion riders riding without helmets

    Police in Bhubaneswar is chalking out a plan where there will be a strict crackdown on pillion riders who are found riding two-wheelers without helmet. The state government has made it clear that the driving license of the rider will be cancelled if the pillion rider is found not wearing a helmet. This rule will come in effect from1 January, 2021.

    14 December 2020

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