Ques: Where do I have to approach for Driving License? Ans. You have to go to Sub-Divisional Officer(Civil) office who is also the Motor Licensing Authority of your area for non-commercial vehicles and to the office of District. Transport Officer, Sector-7 for commercial. For address detail of SDO(C) offices please see the Administration/SDO page of this website. Ques: What are the office timings of SDO(C)/DTO Office? Ans. For public dealings 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM General Office timings 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM Ques: What is the eligibility for obtaining a learner’s licence? Ans. Age eligibility: 18 years For vehicles upto 50CC engine capacity & without gear -- 16 years (Provided parents/guardian consent obtained.) For commercial vehicle- 20 years Conversant with Traffic rules & regulations. Ques: What are the documents which are required for learner licence? Ans. The documents required along with the learner application form are as follows : Residence proof – attested (attested by a Gazzetted Officer) copy of any of the following: 1. Ration card 2. Electricity/ Telephone Bill/ House Tax receipts 3. Life Insurance Policy 4. Pass Port 5. Voter Identity card 6. Pay slip issued by any office in the Central/State or a local body 7. The consent from parents in blood relation can be treated as residence proof, if parents enclose their residence proof. 8. Other authentic proof acceptable by M.L.O. Age Proof- attested copies of any of the following : 1. School certificate 2. Pass port 3. Birth Certificate 4. Certificate from Central/State Govt. or a local body 5. Identity card/voter list 6. PAN of Income Tax card 7. Other authentic proof acceptable by M.L.O. 8. Remember to bring the originals of the documents whose attested copies are enclosed. Ques: What is the prescribed Fee for learner licence? Ans. Rs.50/- for one category. Rs.80/- for two categories. Rs.110/- for three categories. This fee includes all kind of fee payable for licences excluding photograph card, which is to be paid at the time of permanent driving licence. Ques: What is the criteria/procedure adopted to issue Learner License? Ans. After verification of your documents you will have to go through a learner test. Before learner test, color blindness inspection is carried out.The learner test is conducted for a period of 20 minutes and it has 20 multiple objective type questions. The minimum marks to qualify is 12. The learning licence is issued to the applicant who has passed this test. A handbook is provided to go through and learn before about the contents of learner’s test like Road signs, Traffic rules & regulations with the learners licence application form. Ques: What is the expected time for learner licence issuance? Ans. The learner licence is issued to the applicant who has passed the learner examination. It is issued on the same date after 2-3 hours of completion of examination or after evaluation of the answer sheet. If the applicant does not qualify the learner test, he is given another chance after one-weeks time. Permanent License Ques: Who are eligible for permanent licence ? Ans. You should have a valid learner licence. You should apply after 30 days and within 180 days from the date of issuance of learner licence.You should be conversant about the vehicle systems, driving, traffic rules & regulations. Ques: Where to approach? Ans. Approach the office of Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) of your area for non-commercial vehicles and DTO office for commercial vehicles.. Ques: Which documents are required? Ans. Please carry the following : 1. Your valid original learner`s licence. 2. Application in Form No.4 3. Proof of age 4. Proof of residence (as attested photocopy as well) 5. One recent passport size photograph 6. Form No.5 in case of commercial licence. 7. The vehicles for which category you are applying the licence. 8. Your original licence in case of endorsements of categories. 9. Remember to bring your original documents along with the above. Ques: What is the criteria/procedure for issuing a permanent licence? Ans: After scrutiny of your documents you will be put through the driving test. For driving test you have to bring your vehicle with you. You will be tested for your driving skills, familiarization with the vehicle, traffic rules & regulations. You can be asked about the vehicle system and safety. Renewal of Driving License The driving licence is required to be renewed after expiry of its validity. You have to approach to your local Motor Licensing Authority Office during public dealing hours for the same. Ques: How long is the driving licence valid? Ans. Your licence is valid for 20 years from the date of issue or till you turn 50 years of age, whichever happens earlier. However, if your licence is for a commercial, passenger or goods vehicle it must be renewed after every three years. Ques: Do I require a medical certificate at the time of renewal ? Ans. You require medical certificate if : 1. If you are above 40 years. 2. If you have commercial licence. 3. Documents required for renewal of Driving License For Private License : Application in Form No.9. 2 copies of your recent passport size photograph. Driving licence held. Proof of age and residence. Medical form No.1 A only if age more than 40 years. For Commercial License : The above documents as used in Private License Medical form No.1 A in all cases. Driver refreshing Training certificate in case of HMV. In case of Private licence the record is not verified if the particulars seems to be clear on the licence. However for commercial licence the particulars are verified from the issuing authority. The renewal of licence in case of private licence is done on the same day but for commercial licence the renewal is made after verification of the particulars.