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How to Get LL And DL

Learner’s license

The steps to get learner’s license are as follows:

  • Application form to be got from the RTO enquiry counter
    • Three recent passport size photographs
    • Any of the following proofs of address
      • Ration card copy
      • Copy of passport
      • Copy of LIC policy if any
      • Voter’s Id card if any
      • Water Bill
      • Electricity bill copy
      • Telephone bill copy
      • All SC/ST, backward community and minority caste people to produce valid caste certificate from Tahsildaar.
      • Employees of Central Government, State Government or other local organizations to produce recent pay slip
      • In case of no proper proof of age and address the vehicle owner should produce a self-attested certificate and get it approved by a gazette official like Executive Magistrate or First Class Judicial Magistrate or Notary Public
      • Foreign nationals to produce valid proof of residence and necessary documents to show their physical and legal presence in the country
    • Any one of the following proofs of age
      • Certificate from school
      • Copy of birth certificate
      • Copy of PAN card
      • Certificate of age certified by a medical professional who is at least at the level of Civil Surgeon
      • In case of no proper proof of age and address the vehicle owner should produce a self-attested certificate and get it approved by a gazette official like Executive Magistrate or First Class Judicial Magistrate or Notary Public
  • A fee of INR 30 to be paid at the cash counter of the respective RTO.
  • Age specifications
    • For ages 16 to 18 years
      • For motor vehicles of maximum 50 cc engine capacity candidates should have completed 16 years
      • Parents or guardians of the applicant must produce their consent and declare the same before the authority granting the license.
    • For ages above 18years
      • Gear operated motor vehicles or light motor vehicles must be driven by applicants who have competed 18 years of age
    • For transport vehicles
      • Vehicles used for transport purposes like auto, taxi, goods truck, buses etc., should be driven by applicants who are a minimum 20 years of age
      • The applicant should have completed one full year of driving light motor vehicles to qualify for this
      • CMV 1 and CMV 1A forms should contain medical and fitness certifications for applicants for these vehicles.
  • Place for filing for application - All the above documents with the necessary fee should be submitted in the office of the assistant regional transport officer, at the driving license branch
  • Basics of preliminary test
    • All applicants who have studied SSLC and above qualify for this preliminary test. This test is full of multiple choice questions
    • For other candidates, oral test will be held.
    • The Inspector of Motor Vehicles is the person who conducts the tests.
    • If a person already in possession of license and applying for a second vehicle need not write the test.
  • Specifications of preliminary test
    • Signals and rules related to traffic and road, as per the Motor Vehicles Act, section 118
    • Duties and responsibilities of the driver in case of unfortunate events  of accidents causing death or  severe injury to the driver or another party, or damage to self and other’s property
    • Steps of caution to be employed while driving over railway tracks that are unmanned
    • Details of all documents to be carried by the drive at all times during driving
  • The learner’s license will be issued only to the applicants on the same day of this procedure between 4.30PM and 5.30PM
  • Candidates who fail in the initial tests are eligible to take tests repetitively. When candidates fail, all these documents are returned to them the next day and they can appear for the tests again.
  • The learner’s license is valid for 6 months and it cannot be renewed further. This is applicable all over the nation.

Permanent Driving License

The following process needs to be followed for the vehicle owner to get a permanent license.

After about 30 days from getting learner’s license, the applicant is eligible for taking up the competence test. Those who want to obtain permanent driving license for transport vehicles should have approved training from driving school

  • Application
    • The application form CMV 4 at the enquiry counter at the respective RTO
    • Three photographs that are recent and of passport size
  • Necessary fee to be paid at the respective fee counter at the RTO office
    • DL book at INR 40 as per CMV Form 6
    • PVC Card at INR 215 as per CMV Form 7
    • Driving test  at INR 50
  • Relevant documents
    • Learner’s license that is valid
    • All documents pertaining to vehicles for which the license is required need to be submitted. Some examples are the Fitness Certificate, Insurance certificate, Tax card, Pollution Control certificate, Registration Certificate etc.
    • Transport vehicles need a valid certificate as per Form CMV5 issued by an authorized Driving Training School
    • If the applicant is more than 40 years of age, Form CMV1 and CMV1A requires medical certificates to be submitted
  • Place to file an application – All documents, respective fee and other procedures need to be submitted at the Assistant RTO at the Driving License Branch
  • Competence test specifications – The Central Motor Vehicles Act of 1989, rule 15 specifies the rules and regulations that drivers need to satisfy. Once the driver exhibits his driving prowess, the issuing authority provides necessary remarks and approves the issue of license.
  • Once tests are completed and the necessary fee is remitted, the applicant should be stand before the system for a photograph.
  • The license will be issued to the driver the day after all the procedures are completed, between 4.30pm and 5.30Pm.
  • If candidates fail to qualify for the license tests and procedures, he can collect all his necessary documents and re appear for all the tests 7 days after the initial tests by paying a fee of INR 50.
  • Driving license important points
    • The license is valid all over India
    • All people between 20 and 50 years of age are eligible for license for non-transport vehicles like car, jeep, motor vehicles, tractors
    • The driving license that is issued for transport vehicles is valid for 3 years.
    • Further queries should be addressed to the RTO, PRO, ART

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