Learning Licence in Odisha

A learner's license authorises its holder to learn driving in the presence of an individual who has a permanent driving license. It is important to note that the learner's license is valid for six months only.

Odisha Motor Vehicle Department

The Odisha Motor Vehicle Department is responsible for ensuring a smooth road transport mechanism in the state. There are 35 RTOs across Odisha. RTO personnel enforce the Motor Vehicle Act and Rules in Odisha. The learner’s license is issued three days after clearing the test by additional RTO.

Requirements for Learner’s License

The requirements for a learner’s license are listed in the table below:

Non-Transport Vehicle Transport (Commercial Vehicle)
  • The minimum age should be 16 years (50cc motorcycle) and 18 years for motorcycles with gear
  • If an applicant is aged between 16 and 18 years, a declaration form has to be submitted by his parents
  • If an applicant is above 50 years, he should submit CMV-Form 1 issued by a medical practitioner
  • The minimum age should be 20 years for applicants seeking to drive bus, taxi and auto and goods vehicle among others
  • One year experience of driving Light Motor Vehicle (LMV)
  • CMV-Form 1A issued by a registered medical practitioner

Learner’s License

To acquire a learner’s license, an applicant should first log on to the website of Orissa Motor Vehicle Department at http://orissatransport.org. After clicking on ‘Get New Learner License Appointment’, the required form will appear. The applicant should then select the RTO of his jurisdiction. The application form with various details such as class of vehicle should be filled out by the applicant who must also choose the time and date of the test from the slots available. The applicant should then click on ‘make payment’, following which, the net banking customer ID and username should be entered. The receipt of the payment should be printed. The applicant should then go to his nearest RTO office with the appointment receipt, the required documents (original and photocopies) and application form no.2. The RTO officials will return the original documents. An online computer test will be held. If the applicant clears the computer test, he will be given the learner’s license.

Documents for Learner's License

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

  • Application in Form-2
  • Medical Certificate Form1-A
  • Physical fitness declaration in Form-II
  • Fees
  • Passport size photographs
  • Proof of address (any one of the following)
    • Passport
    • Aadhaar card
    • Ration card
    • Electoral roll
    • House tax mutation order
    • Water bill
    • Electricity bill
    • Life insurance policy
    • Registered sale deed
    • CGHS card
    • Nationalised bank passbook
  • Proof of age (any one of the following)
    • Birth certification
    • PAN card
    • School certificate

It is important to note that the learner’s license is valid for only six months. The license holder should learn driving within the said period, following which, he can apply for a permanent driving license within 180 days of receiving the learner’s license. A learner’s licence holder should clear the driving test for receiving his permanent driving license.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the validity period of the learner’s driving licence in Odisha?

    The learner’s licence in Odisha will be valid for a period of 6 months.

  2. Can change my address on my learner’s licence?

    Yes, to make any changes in the learner’s licence. To change your address, you will be required to submit the required documents that will include residential address proof, copy of the licence, clearance certificate along with a no-objection certificate in case you are moving out of the city.

  3. What is the fee for a driving test in Odisha?

    To get a learner’s licence in Odisha, you will need to give a driving test for which a fee of Rs.50 needs to be paid by the applicant.

  4. Can I add another class of vehicle to my driving licence?

    Yes, to add another or an additional class of vehicles to your licence, a fee of Rs.30 will need to be paid.

News About Learning License in Odisha

  • Grading systems to be introduced for RTOs

    The Regional Transport Offices will be grading the different driving schools in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad municipalities. This will be based on a survey which will rate the quality of the services offered. The senior RTO officials that the checking and grading of these driving schools will help in evaluating the centres if they are operating legally or illegally. Apart from this, it will also improve its services. There will be majorly 3 grades – A, B, and C. The centres which will receive a grade below C will not be allowed to function as that will be a grade that is below satisfactory.

    In Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad, the driving schools are around 200 which are registered with the RTOs and according to sources there are more than that which have no adequate infrastructure and just ‘existed on paper.

    17 March 2021

  • Skill tests for DL and learner's licence to resume in Odisha

    The skill test for driving licence and the computerised learner’s licence is said to restart in the state of Odisha after a gap of 4 months. Due to the pandemic and the national lockdown affecting the conducting of tests, the services will resume systematically.

    According to the Transport Minister, Padmanav Behera, the tests were said to resume by 11 September and will follow the COVID-19 guidelines. At one time, only 20 candidates will be allowed for the tests.

    Social distancing guidelines will be put forth and must be followed by all candidates along with maintaining adequate sanitisation of the premises. A candidate not wearing a mask will not be allowed to enter the premises.

    15 September 2020

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