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Learner License Driving License Registration of Vehicles HSRP

FAQs - Learner License

What are the applications and documents required for obtaining a driving license?

The application required:
  • Application form in CMV FORM 2 available FREE OF COST at the enquiry counter.
  • 3 recent passport size photographs.

The documents required: 
a. Proof of Address: (any one of the following)

  • Ration Card
  • Passport
  • LIC Policy
  • Electricity or Telephone bill
  • Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government or a State Government or a Local body.
  • House tax receipt.
  • Self swearing Affidavit by an applicant before an executive Magistrate or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of address.

b. Proof of Age: (any one of the following)

  • School Certificate.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Certificate granted by the registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon.
  • Self swearing Affidavit by an applicant before an executive Magistrate or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of age.
What is the amount of Fees payable ? 

Fee Rs. 30/- to be paid at the treasury counter. 

Is there any age restriction for obtaining learner's license ?
  • The applicant shall have attained the age of 16 years in case of motor cycle with engine capacity not exceeding 50 cc (motor cycle without gear). 
  • The consent/declaration of the parents/guardian is necessary and shall be signed before the licensing authority. 
  • The applicant shall have completed the age of 18 years in case of motor cycle with gear or light motor vehicle. 
  • In case of transport vehicles one year driving experience of light motor vehicle. 
  • Medical certificate is necessary in case of transport vehicle. 
Where to file application ?

Application for learner’s shall be presented by the applicant before the Sub Divisional Magistrate of the area concerned. 

What is Preliminary test? Whether any exemption is provided? 
  • Written test will be conducted for the persons who have passed SSLC or equivalent examination or higher . This test will be of Multiple choice objective type. 
  • In case of others, Oral test will be conducted.
  • These tests will be conducted by the Inspector of Motor Vehicles. 
  • Applicants who are already having driving are exempted from appearing for preliminary test in case additional endorsement of new class of vehicle.
What is the Subject in the Preliminary Test?
  • Traffic signs, traffic signals and rules of the road regulations made under section 118 of Motor Vehicles Act.
  • Duties of driver when his vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in death or bodily injury of a person or damage to property of a third party. 
  • Precautions to be taken while passing un-manned railway crossing and 
  • The Documents he should carry with him while driving a vehicle.

On passing the test where and when to collect the Learner's?

Applicants who have passed can collect their learner’s between 4.30 – 5.30 pm on the same day. 

What is to be done failing in the preliminary test ?

Application along with documents will be returned to the failed applicant and he can reappear for retest on the next day.

What is the period of validity of Learner's ?

Learner’s is valid for the period of six months and can not  be renewed further. 

Who will provide more information and help ?

For more information/grievances R.T.O/S.D.M. may be contacted.

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