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West Bengal - How to Obtain a Learner Driving Licence

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Apply In-Person

  1. To apply for a Learner Driver License in West Bengal the applicant has to approach the RTO office to which your area belongs to. Following link can provide you information related to the list of RTO office : Contacts Link
  2. Please make sure you have all the documents required to process the application
  3. Application Forms No2, No 1 A, No 1 are required. Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Forms online
  4. The applicant should make sure that, they are eligible
  5. Application forms can also be obtained from the appropriate RTO offices that should be completed and presented with appropriate fees.
  6. Present the completed application forms in one of the counter and pay the appropriate fee where the officials would start processing your application.
  7. For a Learner License you will be requested to take a theory test, to make sure you understand the rules and regulation related to driving a vehicle and if you clear the test, you will be provided a LLR.
  8. If you fail the test, you will be allowed to re-take the test.

Apply Online -- West Bengal Online Learner Driving Licence with Images

  1. First one has to make sure that all the required documents are in hand to apply online.
  2. In order to apply for online, please follow the link : online portal
  3. Please select "Online Services" from the menu and click on "Driver License Related Services".
  4. You will be taken to a new screen where you have to select “West Bengal” in the drop down menu against “Please select the State from where the service is to be taken”.
  5. In the next window, please click “Apply Online” to select “New Learners License” option. The following screen gives you the general information to apply. Here please hit “Continue” to get the next screen.
  6. Please select and enter appropriate option prompted for and click “Submit” to get the new page. This new page will prompt to enter details and also need to upload the required documents. Once completed, click “submit” at the bottom of the form to process the application.
  7. Please take printout of Acknowledgement.
  8. Take printout of the application form including Acknowledgement and go to nearest RTO office before 11:30 a.m. and submit the application to the RTO official. Authorities will advice the fee amount to be paid. On the appropriate counter pay the fees and submit the application and documents to process the application as per how the apply in person will be processed

Printing application: -- West Bengal Print Completed Driver License Application Form

  1. You can take printout of online application form with the help of the link: application link
  2. Please select "Online Services" from the menu and click on "Driver License Related Services".
  3. Select “West Bengal” in the drop down menu against “Please select the State from where the service is to be taken”
  4. In the next window, please click “Download Forms” to select “Print application form” option
  5. Please enter your application number and other detail in the next window and hit ”Submit” to follow the next window to get the printout.


  1. You can book appointment with RTO using the following link online appointment link
  2. Please click “Appointment (Slot Booking)” to select “Learner license Test” option. In the new window select appropriate option and hit submit to process your request to book appointment.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Link for online application forms :Forms online
  • Application in Form 2 : Form link
  • Proof of age, appropriate for relevant class of vehicle.
    • Ration card, Voter identity card, Life insurance policy, Passport, School certificate, Birth certificate OR
    • Age certification by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon
  • Proof of residence
    • Ration Card, Voter identity card, Pay slip issued by any office of the central government or a state government, Electricity bill, Telephone bill, House tax receipt showing the name of the applicant
  • If the applicant is not able to produce Residence proof or Age proof for a sufficient reason the licensing authority may accept any affidavit sworn by the applicant before an Executive Magistrate, or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of residence
  • Application-cum-declaration physical fitness in Form-1.
  • Medical Certificate in Form No. 1A (only for persons applying for Transport license)
  • Three recent passport size photographs of the applicant.
  • Applicants for Transport Vehicle License must produce a Permanent Driving License for Light Motor Vehicle held by him, at least for one year.
  • Aadhaar card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Public Vehicles Department
38, Beltala Road, Kolkata – 700020.
Contacts: +(91)-2474-9263 / 33-24751621 / 24751622.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Fax: 2486-0222

West Bengal State - Transport Department Contacts: Link for contact

List of all RTO Office in West Bengal

Note: There are 18 motor vehicle offices that can be found within the premises of the respective offices of the District Magistrates. There are also 7 sub-divisional motor vehicle offices located in the premises of the offices of the concerned Sub Divisional Officers.

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  • 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 old license
    • Those who apply for permanent license one has to get LLR
    • Also, no person shall be granted a learners license to drive a medium or heavy goods vehicle or passenger vehicle unless he has held a driving license valid for a light motor vehicle (LMV) for at least one year.
NOTE : A person who is at least 20 years old and possesses a Learners License for transport vehicle type can obtain a License for driving a commercial vehicle. Also, one has to be conversant with the traffic rules and regulations in all the cases


Fees related information can be obtained from the following link : Fees Link


  • Learner's License is valid only for six months from the date of obtaining it.
Note: One can apply for a permanent license only after a month after receiving Learner's License

Documents to Use[edit]

Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Application Forms

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

LLR will be issued on the same day or within a weeks time.

Related Videos[edit]

West Bengal - How To Obtain A Learner Driving Licence

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Concerned Authority

The Transport Department is the authority concerned with road transport. It is able to fulfill its function through Regional Transport Offices(RTO) located in different districts.

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.
  • 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[edit]

  • Complete name of applicant
  • Name of spouse/parents
  • Permanent address
  • Date of birth
  • Education Qualification
  • Identification marks
  • Blood Group
  • Details about previously held driving licence
  • Any past attempt to obtain a driving license
  • Documents submitted

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • In India, two kinds of Driving Licenses are issued: Learners License and Permanent License. A Learners License is essential for obtaining a Permanent License
  • LLR is a qualification exam given by the Transport Departments of India for applicants who wish to get their driving license. Before a person obtains a permanent driving license, he or she should obtain a LLR certificate first. Learner's License is valid only for six months.
  • A Driving License 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 License issued to him.

Information which might help[edit]

  • It is a punishable offense to drive the vehicle without a valid license
  • Those who are under 18 Years are not supposed to drive
  • RTO officials has the right to decide upon the issue of license
Note: Wear a formal shirt for the interview. If you wear t-shirt, the examiner will deny to take a photograph..

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

A Learners Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence.

External Links[edit]

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