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How to Get a Driving License in Jaipur

Driving your own vehicle is the most convenient and the least time consuming way to commute or roam around in Jaipur. And then, there are people who love driving their luxurious cars/stylish bikes across the city. But for this, you need to have a Driving License.

What is a Driving License?

A Driving License is an official document that permits the individual holding it to operate one or more types of motorized vehicles on the roads. Here in Jaipur, driving license is issued by the Transport Department of the Government of Rajasthan.

Stages for Obtaining a Driving License

There are two stages for obtaining a driving license:

  1. Learning License, which you acquire before beginning to drive. It permits you to learn to drive the vehicle.
  2. Permanent License, which is issued after you learn to drive well. In some cases, you need to pass a driving test before a permanent license is issued to you.

Eligibility for Obtaining a License

You need to meet a minimum age criteria to apply for a driving license. For learning licenses, the minimum age of the applier should be as follows:

  • 16+ years for the license of driving without gear vehicles
  • 18+ years for the license of driving all vehicles except ‘public transportation’ vehicles
  • 20+ years for the license of driving public transportation vehicles

Documents required for obtaining a Driving License in Jaipur

  1. A medical declaration or, a medical certificate
  2. Two recent passport size photographs of the applicant
  3. Residence Proof – The applicant can submit any one of the following as his/her residence proof:
  • Voter ID card
  • Photo ID card
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Passport
  • Pay slip issued by State or Central government
  • Aadhaar Card
  1. Age Proof – The applicant can submit any one of the following as his/her age proof:
  • School Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Life Insurance Policy
  1. The applicant must have entered at least 8th standard to get the driving license.

Fees for Obtaining a Driving License

  • Learning license fee – Rs.30/-
  • Trial fees – Rs.50/-
  • Permanent license fee – Rs.200/-

You need to submit Rs.280/- in total on the cash counter of the RTO office.

Process for Getting a Learning License

What is a Learning License?

As the name suggests, a Learning License is the license needed before you begin learning a vehicle. This learning license will be valid for a period of six months, as per laws by the government. This license permits you to drive the vehicle on roads for the purpose of learning to drive efficiently and confidently. Once you get a learning license, you need to put letter ‘L’ for Learning in Red colour, at the front as well as back side of your vehicle. This is to let other drivers on the road know that you are still learning so that they can cautiously drive past you (preventing accidents or conflicts).

How to apply for a learning license?

There are two methods to apply for a learning license in Jaipur – the Manual Process and the Online Process.

1. Manual Process

Step 1 In order to apply for a learning license in Jaipur through the manual process, you need to visit the RTO office in Jaipur. Jaipur’s RTO office is located in the Jhalana Dungari Area.

Address - Transport Department, Parivhan Bhawan, Sahkar Marg, Jaipur – 302005 (Rajasthan)

Contact number - 0141-2740021, 0141-5194600

Fax - 0141-2740177

Email id - transport@rajasthan.gov.in

Website - www.transport.rajasthan.gov.in

Step 2 Collect the relevant form from the RTO office and fill up all necessary details, including:

  • Name of the license office
  • Select the Vehicle Category for which you are applying for.
  • Provide your personal details such as your name, permanent address, phone number, email id and date of birth
  • Details like your educational qualifications, identification mark, etc.
  • Your preferred date and time to give the computerized test

Step 3 Once you fill up all these details, you need to deposit the completed form along with the required fee at the counter assigned by the officer. RTO office will provide you a fixed date and time for your computerized test. They will also handover a book, which lists all rules and regulations of safe driving in detail. You have to go through it and memorize the rules for your computerized exam.

Step 4 As an applicant, you will be required to reach the RTO office at least 15 minutes prior to the allotted time for your computerized exam. The exam will be carried out on a touch screen monitor. You need to give a minimum of 60% correct answers in order to clear this exam. You’ll be eligible to get the learning license only after you clear this computerized test.

Once you have the Learning License in hand, you can proceed to the next stage and apply for a permanent license.

2. Online Process

Applying for a learning license in Jaipur through the online process saves you from the hassles of visiting the RTO office again and again. You can apply online sitting right at the comfort of your home or office.

The steps are more or less than the same. The only difference is the medium. So, here is what you need to do to apply online for a learning license in Jaipur.

Step 1 Visit the official website of the Transportation Department of Rajasthan - http://transport.rajasthan.gov.in/content/transportportal/en.html

Step 2 Select the link to Online License from the list of options.

Step 3 You will find the form for applying for a learning license. Fill all necessary information including:

  • Name of the license office
  • Select the Vehicle Category for which you are applying for.
  • Provide your personal details such as your name, permanent address, phone number, email id and date of birth
  • Details like your educational qualifications, identification mark, etc.
  • Your preferred date and time to give the computerized test

After completion, click on submit button to submit your application.

Step 4 Once your form is submitted, you will receive a date and time. You will be required to visit the RTO office on that particular date and time with relevant documents and the required fee and you will have to deposit them on the designated counter.

Step 5 Once you finish all these formalities successfully, you will be provided a booklet containing about 150 questions related to safe driving. You can go through the booklet carefully.

Step 6 After a period of 45-50 minutes, you will be required to appear for a computerized test, on a touch screen monitor. The test contains 20 questions out of the ones you read in the booklet.

Step 7 You need to provide a minimum of 12 correct answers so as to clear the test. Only then, you will be eligible to get the learning license.

Once you have the Learning License in hand, you can proceed to the next stage and apply for a permanent license.

Process of Getting Permanent License

What is a Permanent License?

A permanent license allows you to drive your vehicle on the roads without being caught by the traffic police. You do not have to keep the letter ‘L’ pasted on the front and back of your vehicle, once you get the permanent license.

When to apply for a permanent license?

In order to apply for a permanent license, you must own a learning license. You get eligible to apply for a permanent license only after a minimum of 30 days from the issue date of your learning license.

How to apply for a permanent license?

The process of applying for a permanent license in Jaipur is very much similar to that for a learning license. There are two processes to apply – the Manual Process and the Online Process. The only major difference is that applicants have to give and clear a driving test under the supervision of an officer, in order to get a permanent license.

1. Manual Process

Step 1 Once you have completed the minimum 30 days period from the issue date of your learning license, you will be required to revisit the RTO office in Jaipur.

Step 2 Show your learning license to the RTO officer. The officer will then provide you a form to fill or he will assign a fixed date and time for your driving exam.

Step 3 Ensure that you reach for the driving exam in time along with your vehicle (car or bike) and all necessary documents (the ones you submitted for your learning license). The driving exam is simple. You just have to drive your vehicle forming an ‘eight’ (8) on the road. If you do so the right way following all safe driving guidelines, you will clear the exam.

If not, you can always get new exam dates from the RTO officer and follow the same process again.

Step 4 After you clear the driving exam, you need to go into the RTO office, where an officer will capture your photograph and signature. You will have to submit the required documents to the officer.

Step 5 Once you complete these formalities, you will receive a final date, on which you can collect your permanent license from the RTO office.

2. Online process

Step 1 Once you have completed the minimum 30 days period from the issue date of your learning license, you can visit the official website of the Transportation Department of Rajasthan - http://transport.rajasthan.gov.in/content/transportportal/en.html

Step 2 Select the link to New Driving License.

Step 3 An application will open, which will ask for some of your details. Read it carefully and fill up all required details including documents, photos, signatures, etc. Click on ‘Continue’ button.

Step 4 Select Holding Learner’s License.

Step 5 You will be directed to a new window, where you need to enter your Learning License Number or your Date of Birth.

Step 5 After completion of all details’ entry in your application for a permanent license, click on ‘Submit’ button to submit it. The portal will ask for a confirmation. Click ‘Yes’. Once you do that, you will receive a SMS on your mentioned mobile number. Take a print out of the acknowledgement slip and keep it safe to present in the RTO office later. Click on ‘Next’ option.

Step 6 The site will ask you to ‘Upload Documents’. Choose ‘Next’ option. It will ask you to upload a scanned copy of your Learning License. Do that and click on ‘Confirm’.

Step 7 Select the ‘DL Slot Book’ option to choose your preferred date and time for the driving test. Select the date and time you like and click on the ‘Confirm Slot Book’ option.

Step 8 Finally, after completion of all formalities, you will receive a confirmation message on your registered mobile number. You can now proceed to payment option. Note that there is an option available to make payment online as well.

Points to remember when applying online for a permanent license

  • In order to complete the application process, you need to reach the office with original copies of your documents, 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
  • It is not necessary for an applicant to submit hard copies of the documents.
  • For any incomplete proceedings related to the application for a permanent license, the applicant has to be present at the counter of the RTO office.
  • When you clear your driving test successfully under the supervision of a transport inspector/sub-inspector, you will have to deposit your learning license in the office.
  • Your photograph and signature for the permanent license will be captured at the RTO office only.
  • The ones who clear the driving test will be issued a permanent license.

 

 


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