According to the Indian Motor Vehicle Act 1988, no individual can ride a motorcycle on the Indian roads without carrying a valid license. This makes it mandatory for all individuals to apply for a driving license and get one. If a person is beginning to learn driving, then he/she has to apply for a Learner’s License. The Learner’s License is a document issued by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. One must be familiar with road rules and regulations to get a Learner’s License. A Learner’s license will be issued to the applicant on passing the test. After obtaining the Learner’s License, the candidate will be allowed to practice driving on public roads. In this article, we will look at Learner’s License in India in detail.
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Note on Learners Test
Learners License acts as a provisional and Restricted License. Online application for New Learners License is once submitted through Parivahan website; the applicant will be required to undergo a computer-based Learner’s test. Learner’s License test will be conducted for 20 marks. The applicant should get 12 marks for passing. The test will analyse the applicant’s knowledge of below-mentioned topics.
- Road rules and regulations
- Signal and signs
- Road Manners
- Defensive driving
Applicants must be familiarized with these topics to get a Learner’s License. Facility for prapload the document and click on confirm cticing the learner’s test is provided in the official website of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (Parivahan web portal).
Note: If the applicant applied through a driving school, they would provide a book to go through.
Types of Learner’s License in India
Learner’s License in India is issued based on the class of motor vehicle. Some of the most common class of vehicle re given here:
Vehicles Used for Personal Purposes
|1||Motorcycles 50 CC|
Motorcycles with engine capacity of 50 CC
|2||LMV – NT|
Light Motor Vehicles used for non-transport purposes
|3||FVG||Motorcycles of any engines capacity but with no gears like scooters and mopeds|
|4||MC Ex50CC||Motorcycles with an engine capacity of 50 CC or more, motorcycles with gear and Light Motor Vehicles (LMV) including cars|
|5||MCWG or M|
All types of Motorcycles including a motorcycle with gear
Vehicles Used for Commercial Purposes
|Sl. No||License Class|
Heavy Goods Motor Vehicle
|2||LMV – TR|
Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) used for commercial purpose
All India driving permit for truck and car or Heavy Passenger Motor Vehicle
|4||LMV – NT||Light Motor Vehicle for non-transport purposes|
Medium Goods Vehicle
Eligibility for Learner’s License in India
The eligibility criteria for obtaining the Learner’s License in India are given below.
- To get the Learner’s License, the applicant must be fluent with traffic rules and regulations. The applicant should have valid address proof and age proof documents.
- The candidate must 18 years old to get Leaner’s license for motorcycles with gear
- The leaner’s license for heavy commercial vehicles and transport vehicles, the applicant must have finished 8th standard of schooling and applicant must be at least 18 years old
- To obtain Leaner’s license for motorcycles without gear with up to 50 cc capacity, the candidate must be aged at least 16 years.
Note: If the candidate’s age is less than 18 years, the consent from guardian or parent must be obtained.
Learner’s license is valid for six months and valid throughout India. The date for driving tests, i.e. road rest will be mentioned in the Learner’s License. The Learners License cannot be renewed.
The following documents are required to get a Learner’s License in India:
- Proof of Address: Aadhaar Card, Passport, Ration Card or House agreement
- Proof of Age: Pan card, Birth Certificate, Transfer certificate or 10th Class mark sheet
- Application Fees for Learner’s License
- Passport size photographs
- Medical Certificate – Form 1 which is to be signed by a certified Government doctor
- Application form
Learner’s License Application Procedure
The application procedure for Learner’s License in India is explained in detail below:
Access Sarathi Parivahan Portal
Step 1: Access the home page of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (Parivahan web portal). Click on Apply Online in Sarathi Parivahan home page:
Step 2: Select state and transaction as issue new LL and then click on the continue button.
Step 3: In the new window, click on the submit button.
Provide Applicant details
Step 4: Provide details of the applicant such as Name, Gender, Age, Address Date of birth, blood group and Mobile number.
Step 5: Select the Cov’s from the left panel and click on the right Arrow mark.
Step 6: After submitting the application form the acknowledgement will be generated with the “Application number” for further reference and click on “Print” to get acknowledgement printout, click on “Next” option to go to next step.
Step 7: Select the radio button Upload Documents to upload the required documents and click on the “Next” button.
Step 8: Click on “OK” button to continue for uploading the documents.
Step 9: Select the address proof from the list of documents, upload the same and click on “confirm” option.
Step 10: In the next stage select the age proof from the list of documents and upload the document and click on the confirm option.
Step 11: Select the form 1 from the list of documents for uploading and click on upload and then confirm. Click on NEXT option.
Upload Photo and Signature
Step 12: In the next step, click on the photo and Signature option to upload the Photo and signature and click on the “Next” button.
Step 13: The below window will appear, read the instructions for the size of photo and signature and click on “Upload and View files.”
Step 14: A message will appear once the photo and signature are successfully inserted and click on the next page.
Learner’s License Slot Booking
Step 15: In this window click on the LL slot booking and click on Next button to select date and time to get an appointment.
Step 16: In the LL test appointment click on the green colour dates (available slots) to get time slots on the right side and select the time and click on radio button below the available seats.
Step 17: In the LL test appointment check and confirm the date and time that you have selected and click the “Confirm to slot book “
Step 18: In the LL test appointment check and confirm the date and time that you have selected and click the “Confirm to slot book “
Step 19: Select the Fee Payment option and click on “Next” to continue for fee payment.
Step 20 In this window see the instructions and click on “Click here to continue e-Payment” for the continuation of the payment process.
Step 21: In this window see the instructions and click on Click here to continue e-Payment option for the continuation of the payment process.
Step 22: In the next page check all the details, and click on “Proceed for Payment” for continuation on payment process.
Step 23: Click on “Continue” option to log in to the bank for payment process.
Step 24: After successful payment, the payment success acknowledgement window appears, after seeing the details click on “Print Receipt” to generate payment receipt.
Step 25: The payment receipt will be generated, check all the details in the payment receipt.
Get Learner’s License
On passing the leaner’s test, the leaner’s license will be posted to the applicant’s residence.