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  • How to Get a Two Wheeler Learner’s Licence in Uttar Pradesh

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    Residents of Uttar Pradesh can apply through online or offline channels for a learner’s licence. It is mandatory to apply for a learner’s licence if one wants to learn how to operate a motor vehicle. Further, you can only apply for a permanent driving licence once you receive the learner’s licence. Read on to learn about the process that you will need to follow when applying for a learner’s licence in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

    Why You Should Apply for a Learner’s Licence in Uttar Pradesh

    • Mandated by Law: The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 specifies that individuals who wish to learn how to ride or drive motorised vehicles are required to have a learner’s licence. You cannot use a motor vehicle in public places unless you have a licence.
    • Helps You Prepare for the Road Test: Once you get a learner’s licence, you will need to appear for a road test to receive a permanent driving licence. Thus, with a learner’s licence, you can prepare for the road test.
    • Avoid Getting Penalised: When using your motor vehicle in public, a traffic police can stop you and ask you to produce your licence at any time. You can be fined, imprisoned, or both for riding a vehicle without a learner’s licence/driving licence in India. Thus, having a learner’s licence can help you avoid punishment. You should, however, also ensure that you are accompanied by an individual who holds a permanent driving licence and that you have an ‘L’ board fitted to your vehicle since you are a learner’s licence holder.

    Eligibility for Learner’s Licence in Uttar Pradesh

    • An individual over 16 years can apply for a learner’s licence to ride two-wheelers that don’t have a gear and have an engine capacity under 50cc.
    • An individual over the age of 18 years can apply for a learner’s licence for non-transport vehicles.
    • Those over the age of 20 years can apply for a learner’s licence for transport vehicles.

    How to Apply for a Learner’s Licence in Uttar Pradesh

    • Residents of Uttar Pradesh can apply for a learner’s licence online or through the nearest Regional Transport Office (RTO).
    • Those who wish to apply for a learner’s licence online will have to do so through the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (Sarathi).
    • Once you are on the website, you will need to select the state that you reside in.
    • On the following webpage, you will have to click on ‘Apply Online’ on the left side of the webpage.
    • Next, you will have to click on ‘New Learner’s Licence’.
    • The following page will display the instructions of the application process. You will have to click on ‘Continue’.
    • You will then have to fill up the online application form and upload the required documents.
    • You will also need to upload your photograph and signature, after which you can book a slot for the learner’s licence test.
    • You can pay the fee online through the Sarathi website.
    • After submitting the application, you will have to go to the concerned RTO for the biometric capturing.
    • Post this, you will need to take the computerised test.
    • The results of the test will be displayed on the computer screen after the test.
    • If you don’t clear your test, you can repay the applicable fee and retake the test after one week.
    • The Licencing Authority will issue the licence to individuals who have cleared the test.
    • The learner’s licence will be sent by the RTO to the address mentioned in the application form by the applicant. The applicant can also choose to download the learner’s licence through the Sarathi website.

    Documents Required

    Applicants will have to submit the following documents to the RTO:

    • Learner’s licence application form (Form 2)
    • Medical certificate (Form 1A)
    • Three recent passport-size photographs
    • Applicable fee
    • Age proof and address proof

    The learner’s licence is valid for a period of 6 months. Once you receive the learner’s licence, you can begin using your vehicle. Make sure to practice your riding/driving skills during this period and apply for a permanent driving licence.

    1.Frequently asked questions

    What is the applicable fee to obtain a learner’s licence?

    At present, you will need to pay Rs.150 for one class of vehicle and Rs.50 for the learner’s licence test. Thus, if you are applying for a licence for two classes of vehicles, you will have to pay Rs.300 and Rs.50 for the test.

    2.Can I pay the fee at the RTO even if I submit the application online?

    No, if you are applying for a learner’s licence through the Sarathi website, you will need to pay the due fee online, as well.

    3.If a learner’s licence has been issued by an RTO in Uttar Pradesh, will it be valid in other states?

    Yes, the learner’s licence, regardless of which RTO has issued it, is valid across the country.

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