You have to apply online for all licence related services.
One must be at least 18 years of age to apply for a driver’s licence in India. However, one can also acquire driving licence after 16 years for vehicles upto 50CC with parental consent.
One needs to submit Proof of age, address and medical fitness certificate. In some cases, one may need to provide additional documentation, such as a parental consent, FIR copy, driving training certificate etc.
Validity of learning licence is 6 months. After one month from the date of issue of learner’s licence can apply for permanent driving licence.
No. You can apply for both at the same time.
One can apply for one or many type of licence mainly including:
|Learning Licence||Driving Licence|
|It is issued temporarily for 6 month||It is issued for 20 years|
|It enables driver to practice and learn driving under supervision||It enables driver to practice and learn driving under supervision It enables driver to drive the vehicle in whole over India|
|One need to pass Written test to get learning licence||One need to pass driving test by driving the vehicle to get permanent licence.|
|One need to have Learning licence first before acquiring driving licence||One cannot apply for driving licence directly.|
Yes. You have to pass computer based test wherein your knowledge of India’s traffic laws, signs and safe driving techniques will be tested. Typically 20 questions will be there in exam and one require minimum 60% marks to get learning licence.
Yes. Your driving skills and ability to drive safely on the road will be tested.
Written test is required while applying for learning licence and road test is required while applying for driving licence.
No. The applicant must bring his own vehicle. It must correspond with the type of India driver’s licence he or she is obtaining. For example, if applying for 2 wheeler driving licence, you cannot bring a four wheeler vehicle for the test.
You can schedule your test appointment online.
The written exam will include questions of Motor Vehicle Act. Also it will test your ability to understand parking laws, to recognize traffic signals and road markings. You can also expect situational questions that present various scenarios including what to do after a collision, when at a crosswalk and when driving on a slippery road etc.
If your licence is stolen, apply for duplicate licence.
If licence is damaged beyond legibility and can no longer serve as proof of identity one should apply for replacement.
You can renew your driver’s licence online up to one year before and after the expiration date. If you do not renew your licence within one year after this date, you will incur additional fees and also give driving skill test. Furthermore, you will not be able to renew your India licence if it has been expired for more than five years.