The learner’s licence gives an individual the freedom to practice using a vehicle under the supervision of a licence holder. The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, has mandated every bike and car owner to get a driving licence to be able to ride/drive. However, before one can apply for a driving licence, he/she is required to get a learner’s licence. The learner’s licence application process followed in Rajasthan is explained in this article.
Why you should apply for a learner’s licence in Rajasthan
Before learning how to get a learner’s licence, it is important to understand why we need it in the first place:
- Under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the Indian government has made it compulsory for every individual to first get a learner’s licence and then apply for a driving licence.
- The learner’s licence gives the person the permission to use a vehicle. Driving without a licence could result in heavy fines.
- Learner’s licence holders are required to undergo a practical driving test to get a permanent driving licence. The person can use the opportunity to prepare well for the driving test.
Eligibility for Bike learner’s licence in Rajasthan
The age requirements for each class of vehicle are given below:
- Below 50cc: The applicant has to be at least 16 years old and should submit a consent form signed by his/her parent/guardian if he/she is below 18 years old.
- Above 50cc: The person should be minimum 18 years old.
- Transport vehicle: The age requirement for individuals who wish to drive commercial vehicles is 20 years. He/she, in this case, should have held a driving licence for at least one year.
In addition to the age requirements, any person who wishes to get a learner’s licence should be well aware of the road rules and traffic regulations. The knowledge of the same is tested at the RTO before the learner’s licence is issued.
How to apply for a learner’s licence in Rajasthan
Residents of Rajasthan can apply for the learner’s licence either online or offline.
Apply for learner’s licence online
An individual can follow these simple steps to apply for a learner’s licence online:
- Visit the Parivahan website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
- From the menu available on the top, hover your mouse over ‘Online Services’ and then click on ‘Driving Licence Related Services’.
- You will be redirected to a page where you will have to select the state you reside in. So select ‘Rajasthan’ from the dropdown menu available.
- On the next page, under the ‘Driving Licence’ tab, click on ‘Apply Online’.
- Then, click on ‘New Learner’s Licence’.
- Once you click on ‘New Learner’s Licence’, you will be redirected to a page that will first provide you with the instructions for the application process. Read the instructions and click on ‘Continue’.
- Next, fill in all the blank spaces of the application form with relevant details. Click on ‘Submit’.
- Then, attach the necessary documentation that will be verified with the RTO officials before the licence is issued.
- Upload your recent photograph as well as your signature if required.
- In the next step, you can choose to pay the fee online. The fee for learner’s licence application is Rs.150 and the fee for the learner’s licence test is Rs.50. The fee can also be paid at the RTO.
- Next, you will have to pick a slot for the learner’s test.
- Appear for the computer-based learner’s licence test at the RTO on the scheduled date at the scheduled time.
- Once you get through the test, the officials will issue the learner’ licence.
Apply for learner’s licence offline
Those who are not tech-savvy and prefer carrying out the process physically, can do so at the nearest RTO. The steps to be followed are similar to the online process as follows:
- Go to the RTO and collect Form 3 to apply for a learner’s licence.
- Fill up the form and submit it along with the necessary documents as requested.
- Pay the fee for the application (Rs.150) and the learner’s licence test (Rs.50).
- Pick a test slot to appear for the learner’s licence test from the available time slots.
- Attend the test on the scheduled date.
- If you pass the test, the learner’s licence will be issued to you.
Documents required to apply for a learner’s licence
The documents required to be submitted along with the application are:
- Proof of age
- Proof of address
- Medical certificate
- Recent passport-size photographs
Frequently asked questions
1.What is the validity of the learner’s licence?
The learner’s licence is valid for 6 months. The licence holder can apply for a permanent driving licence after completion of 1 month and before completion of 6 months from the date of issue of the licence.
2.I do not need a learner’s licence as I know how to drive. How do I apply for a driving licence directly?
Since the learner’s licence has been mandated by law, one cannot apply for the permanent driving licence directly and is required to get a learner’s licence first.
3.Do I have to reapply for the licence if I move to another state?
No, the licence is valid throughout the country.
4.Who are the licensing authorities?
The Regional Transport Officers and Joint/Deputy Commissioner are the licensing authorities. Motor Vehicle Inspectors and Administrative Officers are the additional licensing authorities.
5.Can I renew my learner’s licence?
No, you cannot renew