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Requirements for obtaining a Driving Licence

According to the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in India, a person who does not have a Driving Licence is not allowed to drive the vehicles. To make you aware, Driving Licence as the name suggests is one of the official documents that certifies that the one who holds the same is suitable to drive a motor vehicles. It is a sort of proof that renders it obvious that the holder of the same qualifies to drive the vehicles. The Driving Licence once issued to a person, authorizes him to drive the vehicles mentioned in the list of that particular category. Here you will learn the Requirements for obtaining a Driving Licence.

Categories of Driving Licences

In India, you are issued two types of Driving Licences. These are Learner’s Licence and the Permanent Licence. The former one comes with a limited validity of only six months. The latter, however, can only be applied for once the former experiences one month expiry from the date of the issuance of the same.

Requirements for obtaining a Driving Licence

Having a Learner’s Licence is the most essential key to obtain the Permanent Licence. You must be 16 years of age and your parents or guardians must give their consent so that you can apply for the Learner’s Licence. This is applicable for the private motor vehicle. The vehicle can have 50 CC engine capacity but should not have any gear. It is only once you have attained 18 years of age that you can apply for the permanent licence so as to drive a private motor vehicle. An individual who is at least 20 years of age and has a Learner’s License is eligible for driving a commercial vehicle. One thing that is must is that an individual must be well versed with the traffic rules as well as regulations in all the types of cases.

How to apply for the Learner's Licence?

To apply for this you need to follow the prescribed format and apply to the Local Transport Office in your own region. For this you require passport-sized photographs of yours, a proof of your age along with the residence proof. Also, you must have declaration of medical fitness plus the required fee. Once your documents are verified, you need to take the Learner’s Test. For this you can prepare from the handbook of traffic rules, signs as well as regulations that is provided with the application form. If you pass the Learner’s Test, you will be given the Learner’s Licence. If not, then you can take the test again.

How to apply for the Permanent Licence?

Depending on your age, you can apply for the Permanent Licence only after 30 days and within the time span of 180 days from the issue of the Learner’s Licence. Again, you need to be well versed with the vehicle systems, driving, traffic rules and regulations. You will again have to give a driving test, for which you need to get a vehicle along.  Pass the exam and get the licence or else take the exam again.

All in all, this is the way to obtain a Driving Licence. If you are planning to do the same, I guess the concept is clear to you now.