• Apply for Learners License

    A learner’s license is a provisional driving licence that is issued by the RTO. This licence is valid for 6 months after which one has to reapply for it again. If you want to get a learner’s license, you should learn all the rules and regulations of traffic and pass a theoretical test. Once you pass the test and get the learner’s license, you will be able to practice your driving skills on Indian roads under the supervision of a person who holds a valid driving licence. You will be eligible to apply for a learner’s license when you turn 16.

    Types of Learner’s License

    A Learner’s license is available in two categories – personal use and commercial use. A learner’s permit is provided to a candidate based on the vehicle class in which they want to learn to drive.

    The various types of learner's license under Personal Use are:

    • LMV-NT Licence: Licence for a light motor vehicle that is used for non-transport purposes.
    • MC 50CC licence: For motor vehicles with up to 50cc or less engine capacity.
    • MCWG or M/CYCLWG licence: Licence issued for every type of geared and gear-less motor vehicle.
    • FVG licence: Licence for ungeared motor vehicles like mopeds or scooters, irrespective of their engine capacity.
    • MC EX50CC licence: Licence for motorcycles having a capacity of 50cc or greater, motorcycles with gear, and light motor vehicles (LMVs) such as cars.

    The various types of learner’s license under Commercial Use are:

    • LMV-NT licence: Licence for light motor vehicles that are used for non-transport purposes.
    • MGV licence: Licence for a medium goods vehicle.
    • HGMV licence: Licence issued to heavy goods motor vehicle.
    • HMV licence: Licence issued to heavy passenger vehicles.
    • LMV-TR licence: Licence issued to a light motor vehicle that is used for commercial purposes.

    Reasons to Get a Learner’s License

    The various reasons why it is important to get a learner’s license are:

    • Without a learner’s license, you will not be able to legally drive on Indian roads.
    • You have to get a learner’s license in the specific class if you want to learn to drive a certain kind of vehicle.
    • You can improve your driving skills after getting a learner’s license.
    • A learner’s license is mandatory if you want a driving licence.

    Learner’s License Eligibility

    The various eligibility criteria for applying for a learner’s license are:

    • Applicant should be above the age of 16 (if applying for a learner’s license for a gear-less vehicle) or above the age of 18 for a geared motor vehicle.
    • Should know the various traffic rules and regulations

    Documents Required for Learner’s License

    The various documents that are required to apply for a learner’s license are:

    • Duly filled learner’s license application
    • 6 passport-sized photographs of the applicant
    • Address-proof
    • Age-proof
    • The medical certificate with form 1 and form 1A, with a signature from a certified government doctor
    • Application fee

    How to Apply for Learner’s License

    Online Method:

    Follow the steps given below to apply for a learner’s license online:

    • Step 1: Visit your local RTO’s official website.
    • Step 2: Check if your local RTO’s official website accepts online applications for learner’s licenses.
    • Step 3: If yes, then fill your online application form with basic details like your name, postal code, district, your father's name, etc.
    • Step 4: After filling the online application, you will be asked to upload scanned copies of all the required documents.
    • Step 5: Next, you will be asked to choose a slot for your written exam.
    • Step 6: After choosing the slot, you will be asked to pay the application fee.

    Offline Method:

    Follow the steps mentioned below to apply for a learner’s license offline:

    • Step 1: Visit your local RTO Office and obtain a learner’s license application form.
    • Step 2: Fill in all the basic details in the form.
    • Step 3: Attach all the necessary documents and photographs to the form.
    • Step 4: Submit the application form at the RTO office.
    • Step 5: Schedule your written test at the office.

    FAQs on Apply for Learners License

    1. What is the fee for a learner’s license application?

      The fee for a learner’s license application is Rs.150. This amount is paid while applying.

    2. What documents can be submitted as age proof while applying for a learner’s license?

      Documents like birth certificate, PAN card, Std 10th mark sheet, or passport can be submitted as age proof while applying for a learner’s license.

    3. What is the validity period of a learner’s license?

      A learner’s license is valid for 6 months.

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