• Steps to Apply for a Learner’s Licence in Delhi

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    A learner’s licence is a mandatory document that you should possess if you are learning how to operate a motor vehicle in the country. The learner’s licence is issued by a Regional Transport Office (RTO) after the applicant successfully clears the learner’s licence test. To apply for a learner’s licence, you should ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria specified by the RTO. Residents of Delhi can approach an RTO in their area of residence or business or apply online to obtain a learner’s licence.

    Types of Learner’s Licences Issued in Delhi

    A learner’s licence is issued for the following classes of vehicles in Delhi:

    • Gearless motorcycles
    • Motorcycles with gear
    • Light motor vehicles
    • Invalid carriage
    • Transport vehicles
    • Road rollers
    • Motor vehicles that fit a specific description

    Eligibility Criteria to Apply for a four wheeler Learner’s Licence in Delhi

    • To ride or drive any other type of non-transport four wheeler vehicle, the applicant should have at least attained the age of 18 years as on the date of application.
    • The applicant should be 20 years of age to apply for a learner’s licence to drive transport vehicles.

    Steps to Apply for a four wheeler Learner’s Licence in Delhi

    Residents of Delhi who wish to apply for a learner’s licence will have to do as follows:

    • You will first have to obtain the learner’s licence application form and key in the required details into the form.
    • You will need to submit the application form along with the required documents and fee to the RTO. You will also have to book a slot for the four wheeler learner’s licence test.
    • Your documents will be verified by the Licencing Authority, after which a test to assess the movement of your limbs and a colour blindness inspection will be carried out.
    • Next, you will have to take the learner’s licence test.
    • The learner’s licence test is a computer-based test with multiple-choice questions. To clear the test, you should answer at least 60% of the questions correct.
    • If you clear the test, your learner’s licence will be issued to you on the same day.
    • You can also apply for a learner’s licence through the Sarathi website. Once you are on the website, you will need to select the state that you reside in.
    • On the next page, you will have to click on ‘Apply Online’ and then ‘New Learner’s Licence’. Post this, you will have to fill up the online application form on the Sarathi website, upload the necessary documents and your photograph. You might also have to upload your signature, after which you will be able to book a slot for the test and pay the fee. You will need to visit the RTO on the scheduled date for your test.

    *Note: Those applying for a learner’s licence to drive e-rickshaws or e-carts will need to clear an oral preliminary test with objective-type questions instead of the computerised test.

    Documents Required to Apply for a four wheeler Learner’s Licence in Delhi

    You will need to submit the following documents when applying for a learner’s licence:

    • Learner’s licence application form (Form 2)
    • Form 1 (Application-cum-declaration of physical fitness)
    • Recent passport-size photographs
    • Form 1A (applicable when applying for transport vehicle learner’s licence or if the learner’s licence applicant is over the age of 40 years)
    • Address proof
    • Age proof
    • Proof of your educational qualification (applicable when applying for a learner’s licence to drive transport vehicles)
    • Copy of driving licence for light motor vehicles, which has been held for a minimum of one year (applicable when applying for a learner’s licence to drive transport vehicles)
    • Applicable fee

    Learner’s Licence Fee in Delhi

    • When applying for a learner’s licence to ride/drive one category of vehicle, the applicant will have to pay a fee of Rs.500.
    • When applying for a learner’s licence to ride/drive two categories of vehicles, the applicant will have to pay Rs.950.
    • When applying for a learner’s licence to ride/drive three categories of vehicles, the applicant will have to pay a sum of Rs.1,400.
    • The learner’s licence retest fee is Rs.50.

    Your learner’s licence is valid for a period of 6 months. Once you receive your learner’s licence, you can begin learning how to operate motor vehicles. However, make sure that you attach an ‘L’ board (on a red or white background) to the front and rear end of the vehicle. You will also have to be accompanied by an individual who holds a permanent driving licence while riding or driving a motor vehicle.

    You can apply for a permanent driving licence 30 days after your learner’s licence has been issued. Keep in mind that you will have to apply for a permanent driving licence during the validity of your learner’s licence.

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