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Learner’s Driving licence in Delhi

According to the Times of India, among all states across the country, Delhi has the highest fatal road accidents, with 5 deaths every day. Moreover, according to the statistics compiled by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, it was estimated that the increase in road accidents leading to death has been increasing phenomenally for the last few years. With Indian cities giving more importance to high-speed roads, violation of rules has increased with a steady decline in ensuring the safety of everyone.

Bad conduct on-road and paying no heed to the traffic rules and regulations has been one of the greatest reasons why mishaps on road occur. Hence, before providing you directly with a driving licence, the Road and Transport Office first assigns a learning licence to you. To curb the statistics of accidents on the road, you are first given a learner’s driving licence to practice on the ground and on-road as a learner. 

If you want to procure a learning licence, read on to know how to get a learner’s licence in Delhi. 

Types of learning licence in Delhi

A learning licence is ideally a permit given to an applicant in order to allow them to hone their driving skills for a specific period of time before actually procuring a driving licence. With Indian roads having a plethora of driving vehicles operated on, it is important that the learning licence is for the type of vehicle one wishes to drive. In Delhi, the following types of learning licence, and eventually, driving licence is issued:

  • Learner’s licence for a gearless vehicle: Applicant must be 18 years of age and must have the consent of a parent or guardian.
  • Learner’s licence for Light Motor Vehicle: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Learner’s licence for Heavy Motor Vehicle: Applicant must be at least 20 years of age and must have a driving licence for a light motor vehicle for a minimum of 1 year

Learning licence in Delhi is also issued for:

  • Road rollers
  • Invalid carriage
  • Medium passenger vehicle
  • Heavy passenger vehicle

Eligibility criteria and documents required for Learning licence in Delhi

To know how to apply for a learning licence in Delhi, it is imperative that depending on the vehicle you drive, you are aware of the eligibility criteria. Here’s a checklist for your eligibility for a learning licence:

  • Prior to knowing how to apply for a learning licence in Delhi, you must know the traffic rules and regulations. 
  • If you own a light motor vehicle, you must be at least 18 years of age
  • If you own a light motorcycle with a maximum engine capacity of 50cc, you must be at least 16 years of age. 
  • If you want to drive a commercial vehicle, you must complete at least 20 years of age and must have a driving licence for a light motor vehicle.

The documents required are:

  • Less than 6 months old passport-sized photos (3 copies)
  • Application Form 2
  • Residence proof (utility bills, passport, any lease/rental agreement)
  • Citizenship proof
  • Form of medical fitness - Form 1 and 1A

Procedure for getting a learning licence in Delhi

The procedure of knowing how to get a learning licence in Delhi is as follows:

Online process:

  • Visit the website: www.delhi.gov.in or www.parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/
  • Fill the application form and submit it along with scanned copies of required documents
  • You will get an application number which must be kept handy at the time of the test
  • Book a slot for learning licence test and pay the fees
  • At the selected time, visit the test venue and take the driving test
  • Once you pass the test the licence will be issued and delivered to you in a couple of days

Offline process:

  • Collect the learning licence application form no.2 from your nearest RTO Office
  • Fill the application form and submit along with the required documents at the RTO Office
  • Pay the application fees, book a slot for learning licence test, and take your learning licence test at the selected time
  • After you pass the test, the learner’s licence will be issued to you

The fee structure for a licence in Delhi 

Type of licence

Old fees

( in ₹)

New fees

(in ₹)

Learner’s licence



Renewal of learner’s licence



Application Fees for learner’s licence



How to apply for duplicate learner’s licence in Delhi

In case you lose your learning license, or it gets stolen or hampered, you can apply for a duplicate copy. Now that you know how to apply for a learning licence in Delhi, let us have a look at the procedure to apply for a duplicate learner’s licence in Delhi.

  • From the RTO that issued your original LL, get a duplicate learner’s licence form, fill duly sign it and submit it
  • Submit application fees, age proof, address proof, and 2 passports sized photographs
  • If your learning licence is stolen, also submit a copy of the FIR filed
  • Provide a learning licence number and other personal details asked for
  • Basis verification of application form and documents, duplicate learning licence will be issued to the applicant


1. I am 16 years old. Can I apply for a driving license?

Yes, you can apply for a learning licence for a motorcycle with an engine capacity of less than 50cc.

2. When should I apply for a permanent driving licence in Delhi?

You can apply for a permanent DL between 30-180 days of the issuance date of the learning licence.

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