• Easy steps to get a four wheeler learner's license in Haryana

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    As the name implies, a four wheeler learner’s license is a legal document that allows an individual to legally drive a car during the learning stage. It is a provisional license issued for a temporary period to help drivers become more proficient with their driving skills. This is beneficial for newbie drivers who need some time to improve their driving skills before getting a permanent license. In India, it is mandatory to get a learner’s license before applying for a permanent one.

    In Haryana, the rules and regulations put forth by the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 are monitored and enforced by the state’s Transport Department. Some of the basic services like applying for a learner’s license can be done through the department’s official website. If you are a resident of Haryana, you can use this online service to fix an appointment for the learner’s license test. The entire procedure is very simple, and it can be done in a matter of minutes. Let's take a detailed look at the different steps involved in getting a learner’s license in Haryana.

    Why you need a learner’s license

    As noted, a learner’s license provides authority for newbies to drive a motor vehicle. It is the first step in getting a four wheeler permanent license. The test for issuing a learner’s license evaluates a person’s knowledge about various traffic signals and symbols. Hence, it certifies that an individual is familiar with the basic road rules and traffic regulations. Safety is one of the main aspects of driving on the road. Learner’s license also certifies that a person is medically fit enough to drive a motor vehicle. Considering all these aspects, the government has made it mandatory for everyone to get a learner’s license before they can apply for a permanent one.

    Eligibility criteria for getting a four wheeler learner’s license in Haryana

    When it comes to getting a learner’s license, the eligibility criteria remain the same as that of other states in the country. Those who meet the following eligibility criteria can apply for a learner’s license:

    • For motor vehicles over 50cc in engine capacity, the applicant must have completed at least 18 years of age. Motorcycles with geared and personal use cars fall under this category.
    • For commercial and transport vehicles, the applicant must have completed at least 20 years of age.

    Documents to be submitted

    The following list of documents must be submitted when you are applying for a four wheeler learner’s license in Haryana:

    • Duly filled application form
    • Proof of age (PAN card, birth certificate, etc.)
    • Proof of residence (Aadhaar, Passport, Voter ID, utility bills, etc.)
    • Passport size photographs
    • Medical certificate

    How to apply for a four wheeler learner’s license in Haryana

    Any information regarding the registration of vehicles or license application can be found in the state transport department’s official website. For learner’s license application, you will be redirected to the Central Government’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways website (Sarathi). The step-by-step procedures involved in the application process are listed as follows:

    • Visit the website of Haryana’s transport department at https://haryanatransport.gov.in/
    • On the homepage of this site, click on ‘Online Services – For Citizen’.
    • On the newly opened page, click on ‘DL and LL related online services’.
    • On the resulting page, click on the link provided for ‘Application Submission in Learner’s License’.
    • You will be redirected to the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
    • Here, choose the state in which you reside.
    • Under the driving license section, click on ‘apply online’ and ‘new learner’s license’.
    • On the resulting pages, you have to fill in your personal details, upload necessary documents, upload a soft copy of your photo, and a scanned copy of your signature.
    • Once these steps are over, you have to book a time slot for taking the LL test.
    • Choose the time slot convenient for you and proceed to the next step.
    • Pay the fee required for taking the exam and take a printout of the receipt.
    • Once the online registration is over, you can go to the RTO at the chosen time slot and take the test.
    • Make sure that you take the payment receipt with you while visiting the RTO.
    • Once the test is cleared, a learner’s license document will be issued by the RTO.
    • The license holder must carry this document whenever using the motor vehicle.

    Things to note when getting a learner’s license

    Before you apply for a learner’s license, the following things must be taken into consideration:

    • The validity of a learner’s license is limited to just six months. Within this time period, the license holder must apply for a permanent license.
    • A learner’s license is a provisional license with restricted access to motor vehicle. The conditions put forth by the RTO for using this license must be satisfied without fail.
    • One of the conditions is that the learner’s license holder must always be accompanied by a permanent license holder at the time of driving a motor vehicle.
    • The license document must be produced to the law enforcement officer whenever requested. Hence, it should be carried without fail while driving a vehicle.
    • If the license expires before getting a permanent license, the test must be taken again.

    FAQs

    1. What if I don’t clear the examination? Can I retake it?

    RTO provisions allow applicants to retake the exam if it is not cleared in the first attempt. You may apply again and retake the test after a week. However, make sure that you prepare for the exam before you apply for the second time. By familiarizing yourself with road traffic signals and other rules, you can easily clear the exam.

    2. How soon can I apply for permanent license?

    Permanent license can be applied after one month from the date of issue of the learner’s license.

    3. Can I use the service of a driving school to take a learner’s license?

    Yes. If you cannot take the license by yourself, you can apply for it with the help of a driving school. Most driving schools help you with your paperwork and educate you on the questions you can expect during the test.

    4. How long do I have to wait to know the test results?

    Since most of the learner’s license tests are computerized in various RTOs across the country, you can know the test results instantly.

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