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How Long Does It Take to Get a Learners License?

From application to assessment, learn about the steps and approximate duration involved in securing this preliminary driving permit.

  • 01 Dec 2023
  • 3 min read

According to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988, it is mandatory for all individuals to obtain a learner driving license to get a permanent driving license. You can apply online or in offline mode for obtaining a driver’s license. Moreover, you get a permanent driving license if you are 18 years of age or above.

In this blog, we will understand how long does it takes to get a learner’s license.


How Long Does it Take to Obtain a Learners License in India?

You are issued a learner license when you are at a learning stage of driving or riding. The learner license is issued to the applicant on the same day. 

A driving license is a legal document given by the Indian government to all those individuals who have qualified for the driving test to obtain the same. Driving without an authorized license is a punishable offence under the Motor Vehicle Act, of 1988.

You have to apply at your nearest Regional Transport Authority or Office (RTA/RTO). Once you have passed the eligibility test to drive then you become eligible for obtaining a permanent driving license.  

All individuals who are 18 years or above are eligible to obtain a permanent driving license. You can apply for the same within 30 days after you have obtained a learner's license and it is valid for six months only.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be 16 years of age to apply for a learner's license.
  • As a learner, you can drive vehicles that are non-gear with an engine capacity of 50CC.
  • You must get your parent or guardian’s consent.
  • As a learner, you must drive under supervision.

Documents Required to Apply for Learner’s License

  • Fill in the learner license form and the fee for the same.

Identity and Proofs Required

  • Birth certificate
  • School certificate with printed D.O.B
  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Voter ID
  • Passport

Address Proofs

  • PAN Card
  • Adhar Card
  • Electricity Bills
  • Voter ID
  • Ration Card
  • LIC Bond

Apart from these,

  • Medical Certificate if applicable
  • Self-declaration of being medically fit
  • 3 Passport size photographs

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In this blog, we have provided all the necessary information to answer the question of how long does it takes to get a learner’s license. A learner license is the first step to gaining a permanent license. There are different types of licenses depending on the type of vehicle you own such as a Low motor vehicle, Heavy motor vehicle, heavy goods motor vehicle, etc. Moreover, a learner license is an indication that the person is new to driving and has yet to get his permanent driving license.

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