Frequently Asked Questions

The driving training should be imparted by a person who possesses a permanent driving licence. 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.

  1. The applicant shall have attaining the age of 16 years in case of motor cycle with engine capacity not exceeding 50 cc (motor cycle without gear).
  2. The consent/declaration of the parents/guardian is necessary and shall be signed before the Licencing authority.
  3. The applicant shall have completed the age of 18 years in case of motor cycle with gear or light motor vehicle.
  4. In case of transport vehicles one year driving experience of light motor vehicle.
  5. Medical certificate in Form CMV 1 and 1A is necessary in case of transport vehicle.

An applicant for the grant of a non transport vehicle driving license under the age of 40 years do not require a medical certificate. However, those applicants who are over 40 year of age must produce a medical certificate in Form - 1A. All applicants for the grant of driving license to drive transport vehicle are required to produce a medical certificate.

Learner's licence is valid for the period of 6 Months.

  1. Traffic signs, traffic signals and rules of the road regulations made under section 118 of Motor Vehicles Act.
  2. Duties of driver when his vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in death or bodily injury of a person or damage to property of a third party.
  3. Precautions to be taken while passing un-manned railway crossing.
  4. The Documents he should carry with him while driving a vehicle.

Application along with documents will be returned to the failed applicant and he can reappear for test on the next day onwards.

  1. No, in case of private or non-commercial vehicles, it is not compulsory.
  2. However,in case of commercial vehicles, it is compulsory because the Motor Driving School has to issue Form No.5 for commercial driving licence.

As per Motor Vehicle Act 1988, a valid Driving Licence is necessary to drive any motor vehicle on public roads.

Licence to drive a Non-Transport Vehicle is valid for 20 years from the date of issue or until the holder attains the age of 50 years, whichever is earlier. After that, the Licence is renewed every 5 years. Transport Vehicle Licence is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of issue or renewal.

International driving licenses are issued from various zonal offices. The validity of this permit is for one year. You are required to get your licence from the country your visiting within one year period. Following documents are to be produced at the time of applying for a International driving license.

  1. Original valid Driving License.
  2. A valid passport issued by our country.
  3. Visa/permission to visit the particular country.
  4. Two number of passport size photographs

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.

Important :

The applicant must check his particulars on the driving licence at the time of data entry or approval; otherwise he may have to pay extra charges for reprinting. The Transport Department does not hold any responsibility for any kind of discrepancies if reported after issuance of driving licence.

The record of the licence 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 licence was earlier issued from any other zonal office. In case the record is not traceable but the M.L.O. feels that the licence is genuine, he may refer for a re-test.

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 licence is an offence.


If an accident occurs after the expiry of your Driving Licence, the Insurance Company will not provide the compensation and you will also be at fault in the Eyes of the Law.

Rs.1000/ after the first 30 days of expiry- irrespective of delay but before 5 yrs of its expiry.