• Steps to apply for a four wheeler driving license in Gujarat

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    For those residing in the state of Gujarat, it is mandatory as per the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, to have a driving license to drive on the roads of the state. Those who wish to drive a private vehicle or a light motor vehicle, they need to be a minimum of 18 years old to apply for the driving test, and for a commercial vehicle, need to be at least 20 years old and should have passed 8th grade.

    Those residing in Gujarat can apply for a permanent four wheeler driving license either online or offline. The offline application procedure is carried out at the RTO, while online, the application process can be done on the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. With the online procedure, the candidate applying for the driving license test can book a slot for the driving test based on his/her convenience.

    Eligibility criteria to apply for a driving license in Gujarat

    The candidate applying for a driving license in Gujarat has to meet the conditions as listed below:

    • For geared motor vehicle for private purposes, the applicant should be 18 years old.
    • If the candidate is applying for a commercial or a transport vehicle driving license, the applicant should have passed 8th grade and should be at least 20 years old.

    Steps to apply for a four wheeler driving license in Gujarat

    The candidate applying for a driving license in Gujarat can choose to do so either offline or online by following the steps mentioned below:

    Offline process:

    • The candidate has to appear at the RTO within his/her jurisdiction and take the online test quizzing him/her on the road rules and regulations as set by the state. The candidate will have to get 11 of the 15 questions right to pass the test and should answer each question within 48 seconds. If he/she fails the test, he/she can reappear for the test the next day.
    • 30 days after being issued the learner’s license, the candidate has to visit the RTO and procure the application form - depending on whether it is for a private or four wheeler commercial driving license.
    • The candidate has to submit all the required documents, passport-size photographs, and pay the fees for the driving licence test.
    • The candidate has to then book a slot for the car driving test and appear on that day to take the practical test.

    Online process:

    • Visit the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways - https://parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice9/
    • Choose Gujarat as the state where you will be applying for the driving test.
    • Click on ‘apply online’ and choose ‘new driving licence’.
    • Enter your date of birth and learner’s license number and click on ‘ok’ to proceed.
    • Download the application form.
    • Fill in the details on the form, and download the form.
    • Self-attest the form and upload it along with relevant documents and your passport-size photograph.
    • Using the application number, book a slot for the driving test.
    • Appear on the day of the driving test.

    Documents required to apply for a driving licence in Gujarat

    The candidate taking the test in four wheeler Gujarat has to submit the below-listed documents:

    • Proof of age - Birth certificate, Passport, LIC policy, etc.
    • Proof of address - Voter ID card, Passport, Aadhaar card, etc.
    • Registration certificate of the vehicle used for the test.
    • Fees for the application and for the driving license smart card.
    • Passport-size photographs.

    Once the candidate clears the test, the driving license will be speed posted to his/her home address by the RTO within 30 days.

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