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A Driving Licence is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle. Under the provisions of the  Motor Vehicles Act,1988 in India, no person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving Licence issued to him.
In India, two kinds of Driving Licences are issued: Learner’s Licence and Permanent Licence.A Learner’s Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence.


Any person who has completed:

  • 16 years of age is eligible to get a license for driving a Motor Cycle without Gear - Not exceeding 50 cc.
  • 18 years of age is eligible to get a license for driving a Motor Cycle with Gear and Light Motor Vehicle.
  • 20 years of age is eligible to get a license for driving a Transport Vehicle, if he/she has One year’s
  • Also, no person shall be granted a learner’s licence to drive a medium or heavy goods vehicle or passenger vehicle unless he has held a driving licence valid for a light motor vehicle (LMV) for at least one year.

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By having a LLR, a person can drive the bike in main road with the presence of driving license holder in driving bike. The validity of the LLR is 6 months before that he/she should take driving license. If the LLR is expired he/she should put new LLR to get the license. After one month of learning a driving he/she should apply for license to rto by getting the driving licence form. After the applying the rto call for test to get a license.

Follow the below instruction to obtain LLR:

  • The persons who intend to get Learners’ Licence must apply in Form 2 along with the required documents either by walk-in or online.
  • By applying online would enable the license seekers to save time spent on visiting Regional Transport Offices and waiting there for long hours.
  • Another advantage was the person could choose the date and time on which he could visit the RTO for initial tests to get the LLR.
  • Preliminary written test will be conducted in the Regional Transport Office. The objective type questions will test the knowledge in traffic sings, traffic rules and regulations.

Required Information

  • Full name of the Applicant
  • Father's Name
  • Permanent Address / Temporary Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Education Qualification
  • Identification Marks
  • Blood Group


The application for Learner’s License must be made to the Local Transport Zonal Office between 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM along with Residence proof and age proof. 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 10 minutes and it has 10 multiple objective type questions. The minimum marks to qualify are 6. 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.

Apply On-line

  1. It is very easy to get learning license if you process your application online. the web address for on-line driving license in Delhi is or one can track this address from transport ministry web page.
  2. On this page choose from "Services" Tab the option of 'appointment with E-payment' is better to pay online as there is long queue of people on challan window. paying online saves much time.
  3. On nest page one can fill the details of appointment and choose the office and date of appointment.
  4. Then 'submit' the page, on submitting you have to fill details required for form fill the details and take the print out of your filled forms that will be used as form-2 and 3 and then go for online fee payment and take print out of receipt.
  5. Carry all your documents in original and photocopy with passport size photos along with form on the day of appointment usually between 9:00 to 11:00 hrs. now attestation of documents is not required by gazetted officer. self certification is required only.
  6. In case of sheikh sarai ph.1 transport office ..go to window no.2 and get your docs verified and he will give you two slips (slip to be self-signed and write your mobile no. on for office use and other for you..then you need to go upstairs to give your bio-metric details and for click of photo in room no. 201 or 203 ...this takes hardly 5 minutes as your details are already in the system.
  7. After this you need to proceed for online test where again long queue is there in room no. 210. there again one officer checks your docs and you are given a terminal where 10 questions are asked.. all are from question bank provided online...passing marks are 6 correct soon as you answer 6 correct answer it shows you have passed.
  8. Then you can leave now with the slip you were given at counter no.2.. now you have to visit office the same day between 3:00 to 4:00pm to collect your learning driving license..if you do not collect your learning license then again you have to go through same process. so don't miss to collect your learning license the same day at time mentioned.

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Required Documents

Supporting Documents
  • Residence proof- attested copy of any of the following:
  1. Ration card
  2. Life Insurance Policy
  3. Voter Identity card
  4. Pay slip issued by any office in the Central/State or a local body
  5. Post office or Bank Pass Book indicating residential address
  6. House tax receipt
  7. House allotment letter issued by Estate Officer or DDA etc.
  8. Certificate from employer in case of Government Servent.
  9. Accident Life insurance Policy
  10. Marriage certificate issued by designated Magistrate
  11. Income tax Returns
  12. Residence Certificate issued by the District Administration.
  • Age Proof attested copies of any of the following :
  1. School certificate
  2. Passport
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Certificate from Central/State Govt. or a local body
  5. Identity card/voter list
  6. PAN of Income
  7. Tax card
  8. Other authentic proof acceptable by M.L.O.
  9. Adhaar card


  • Rs.30/- For one category
  • Rs.60/- For two categories
  • Rs.90/- For three categories


Learner’s Licence is valid only for six months.

Documents to Use

Learner's Licence
[Form 1A Medical Certificate]
Renewal of Learner's Licence
Application-cum-Declaration as to Physical Fitness

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Processing Time

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 quality the learner test, he is given chance after one-week time.

Office Locations & Contacts

  • RTO Offices in Delhi (central)
Deputy Director Zonal Office,Central Delhi
ISBT,Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi
Phone : 4611100
  • Deputy Director Zonal Office,
Office Of The Z T O,vasant Vihar,
South West Delhi,New Delhi
  • East District -II
Transport Department
CBD Ground,
Surajmal Vihar
Phone No.:22383900
  • South-West District
Transport Department
DTC Depot, Vasant Vihar
  • West District-II
Transport Department,
DTC Depot,
Raja Garden
Phone No.: 25163616
  • North-West District-II
Transport Department,
DTC Depot, Rohini
Phone No.27563535
  • South-West District
Transport Department,
B-Block, Community Centre Ist Floor,
Phone No.25624064
  • North-West District-I
Transport Department ,
DTC Depot, Wazirpur Delhi
Phone No.27217642
  • East District-I
Transport Department,
DTC Depot
Mayur Vihar PH-I
Phone No.22753800
  • New Delhi District
Transport Department,
ISBT, Sarai Kale Kha
Phone No.24351100
  • North East District
Transport Department,
Loni Road, Near Power House,
  • West District-I
Transport Department, Community Centre,
B-Block, Ground Floor, Janakpuri
Phone No.25551618, 25531002
  • South District
Transport Department, DDA Market,
Sheikh Sarai
Phone No. :29259800,29253535
  • New Delhi District
Transport Department,
IP Depot
Phone No.23378886,23378877
  • North District
Transport Department, Mall Road
Phone No.23819191,23819192

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A Learner’s Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence.

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Transport Statistics

Total Number of Registered Motor Vehicles in India - 1951-2004
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Total Registered Motor Vehicles (Category-wise) in India by States/UTs
Outlay (Centre and States) for Road Transport Sector During IX Plan & X Plan
Road Transport Outlay and Expenditure During the IX Plan and X Plan (State Sector)
Road Accidents in India, 1970-2005
Number of Persons Killed and Injured By Motor Vehicles in India (State-wise)-2001-2005
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