Q. Is it
compulsory to have a medical certificate for obtaining a learner's
Ans. Yes, a medical
certificate would be required to be produced, in case of commercial
Q. Will I be
asked to drive a vehicle for learner's license?
Ans. No, you shall
not have to undergo a driving test at this stage.
Q. How does the
Learner's license authorized me to drive ?
Ans. It allows you
to learn driving with a regular and experienced driver of your choice.
If you want to drive a motor car or a two-wheeler, this should be
along with a friend, relative or an instructor of a driving school who
holds a valid driving license. If you wish to become a professional
driver and drive commercial, passenger or goods vehicles, you will
have to get yourself trained at a driving school duly recognized by
the Transport Department.
Q. How long is a
Learner's license valid ?
Ans. The Learner's
license is valid up to six months. The permanent license should be
applied for, after 30 days and before 6 Months from the date of issue
of the learner's license.
Q. Is a
Learner's License valid outside Delhi ?
Ans. Yes, it is
valid throughout India.
Q. Is the
Learner's License renewable?
Ans. Yes, as long
as you get it renewed prior to the date of its expiry.
Q. Where should
I learn the driving from ?
Ans. The driving
training should be imparted by a person who possesses a permanent
driving license. If you are interested in getting yourself trained
from a Motor Driving School, a list of Motor Driving Schools approved
by the government could be referred to.
Q. Is it
compulsory to obtain driving training from a Motor Driving School?
No, in case
of private or non-commercial vehicles, it is not compulsory.
case of commercial vehicles, it is compulsory because the Motor
Driving School has to issue Form No.5 for commercial driving
Q. What are the
precautions to be taken by a learner licensee ?
Ans. The following
points need to be kept in mind by a Learner's License holder :
The learner's license holder should get training under
the supervision of a Permanent driving license holder.
The learner license holder has to display symbol –L in
a Red color that should be visible from a distance.
In case of commercial vehicle, the learner licensee
has to undergo training either from Government Motor Driving School
or Motor Driving Schools authorized by the State Government.
In addition to practical training, the learner's
license holder should also learn about the vehicles' mechanism, road
symbols or signs etc.
If you are learning how to drive a two-wheeler, you
cannot carry any other person on the pillion except your instructor.
Q. Are there any
specific rules to be observed while learning or training ?
Ans. Yes, there are
two rules. The first is that you must paste or paint a ‘L’ sign at the
back and front of your vehicle in red, on a white background and the
second is that you must at all times be accompanied by a person
holding a regular license. Secondly, If you are learning how to drive
a two-wheeler, you cannot carry any other person on the pillion except
Q. How should I
prepare for the driving test ?
Ans. Apart from the
obvious driving skills, you will be tested on your ability to maneuver
your vehicle in a crowded area. The theoretical part of the test
pertains to your ability to recognize road signs, simple queries about
the assemblies and about signals, sensors, and indicators of vehicle
Q. When will I
be issued the driving license ?
successful driving test, your finger impression and photographs will
be taken. Thereafter you will be issued the driving license on the
same day. A fee of Rs.90/- is charged for the driving license photo
card. The application form along with other documents are retained at
the zonal office.
Q. Can my
instructor accompany me for the test?
Ans. No, an
instructor can not accompany you for your test. An Inspector of the
Transport Department will test you for your driving abilities and you
have to bring your own vehicle for driving test of the same
Q. What happens
if I fail the driving test ?
Ans. You may
apply for a re-test after 7 days. However this period of 7 days should
be utilized to upgrade your skills and to rectify your mistakes.
Q. Why does my
record need to be verified in case of Commercial license renewal?
Ans. The record of
the license which is to be renewed has to be thoroughly verified in
order to ensure the authenticity. The record is also checked to see if
the Driving license was earlier issued from any other zonal office.
In case the record is not traceable but the M.L.O. feels that the
license is genuine, he may refer for a re-test.
Q. What is a
'Driver Refresher Training Course' ?
Ans. The 'Driver
Refresher Training Course' has to be undertaken in case of the renewal
of HMV Driving license. The Driver Training refresher course
certificate has been made mandatory, from October,1998. The training
certificate can be obtained from any of the following centers:
Driving Training And Research
Association of Upper India
Institutional Area South of IIT, New Delhi-110016
duration is of one day and Rs.400 is charged for the training.
Q. What happens
if I forget to renew my license?
Ans. You can renew
it within 5 years from the date of its expiry. Penalty for late
renewal is charged after the first 30 days of expiry. But remember
that driving with an expired license is an offence.
Q. What is the
penalty in case of a delay in getting the license renewed ?
irrespective of delay but before 5 yrs of its expiry.