Citizens residing in the State of Uttar Pradesh who wish to drive their vehicle (for commercial or private purposes) need to have a valid permanent driving license. The need for a driving license in the country was introduced by the Government of India as a safety measure through the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, standardized the road rules and regulations that are followed even today. If an individual is caught driving without with a valid driving license, he/she will be penalised, and in some cases, the vehicle will be seized by the traffic police. To apply for a four wheeler driving license, the individual first needs to get a learner’s license, which is basically the first integral step in the process to legally drive in the country. The learner’s license is issued to the citizen if he/she clears the written test which quizzes him/her of the on-road rules and regulations set by the State Transport Department of Uttar Pradesh and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
Individuals who wish to apply for a learner’s license in Uttar Pradesh can carry out the application process either online or offline – as per their convenience. For the online process, the four wheeler learner’s license candidate can download the application form, fill the required details, self-attest the form, upload it with relevant documents and even make the payment on the website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. With regard to the offline process, the whole procedure has to be carried out at the RTO in his/her jurisdiction.
The State Transport Department of Uttar Pradesh issues private and commercial/transport learner’s licenses based on the type of vehicle the applicant wishes to be permitted to drive:
To apply for a learner’s license in Uttar Pradesh, the applicant has to meet the below-listed conditions:
For either the online or the offline procedure, the learner’s license applicant in Uttar Pradesh should follow the steps mentioned below:
The learner’s license applicant should submit the below-listed documents at the RTO in his/her jurisdiction when applying for the learner’s license test:
To pass the learner’s license test, the applicant should get majority of the questions right. If he/she clears the test, they will be issued the learner’s license. If not, the candidate can take the test again in 24 hours. To apply for the driving license test, the candidate will be required to submit the original learner’s license document. 30 days after being issued the learner’s license, the candidate will be eligible to apply for the permanent driving license.
The learner’s license is valid for a period of 180 days or 6 months, and the application for the permanent driving license should be made during the validity period. Lastly, since the learner’s license document is essential to apply for the permanent driving license, if the learner ‘s license holder loses the document, then one will have to apply for a duplicate learner’s license. This can be done online or offline and the candidate will have to submit an FIR from the local police station to prove that he/she has indeed lost the document.
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