Driving Licence: Karnataka
person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds an
effective driving licence issued to him, authorizing him to drive a vehicle of
that particular category. The following two types of licences are issued:
This is a temporary licence valid only up to 6 months. It is issued to learn
driving motor vehicles.
One becomes eligible for a permanent licence after the expiry of one month from
the date of issue of the learner's licence.
vehicles up to 50CC engine capacity & without gear -- 16 years (Provided
parent's/guardian's consent is obtained.) For commercial vehicles -- 20 years.
applicant should be conversant with traffic rules & regulations.
(For Learner's Licence)
following documents are to be produced to get a learning licence:
Form CMV2 which can be freely downloaded from the web site
http://rto.kar.nic.in or can be freely obtained from any RTO office.
proof which can be in any one of the following: Ration Card, Passport,
Telephone/ Electricity Bill, pay receipt issued by State Govt./ Central Govt.,
Voter Identity Card.
proof, which can be in any one of the following: school Certificate, Birth
Certificate, certificate granted by a Registered Medical Practitioner not below
the rank of a Civil Surgeon, Self-swearing Affidavit by an applicant before an
the Applicant's age is 40 years or above, a medical certificate in form CMV 1
and CMV 1A has to be produced.
Rs. 30/- and User charges Rs. 10/- to be paid at the RTO cash counter.
A written test will be conducted for persons who have passed SSLC or an
equivalent examination. This test will be of multiple choice objective type. In
case of others, an oral test will be conducted.
Inspector of Motor Vehicles will conduct these tests. Applicants who are
already having a driving licence are exempted from appearing for the
preliminary test in case of additional endorsement of a new class of vehicles.
who have passed can collect their learner?s licence between 4.30 and 5.30 pm on
the same day.
licence is valid for a period of six months and can be renewed for a
further period of six months. This licence is valid throughout India.
(For Permanent License)
scrutiny of the documents you will be put through the driving test. For the
driving test you have to bring your vehicle with you. You will be tested for
your driving skills, familiarisation with the vehicle, traffic rules &
regulations. You can be asked about the vehicle system and safety. The applicant
can appear for the test of competence to drive only after the completion of 30
days from the date of obtaining the learner?s licence.
is available FREE OF COST at the enquiry counter. Three recent passport
sized photographs are required. Remember to bring the originals of the
documents whose attested copies are enclosed.
1. Fees payable :
(Payable at the RTO cash counter)
40/- towards DL Book (CMV Form 6).
215/- for PVC Card (CMV Form 7).
50/- towards Driving Test (Test of Competence to drive vehicle).
1. Other Documents
of vehicle in which applicant proposes to appear for the test of competence to
drive a vehicle (such as Regn. Certificate, Insurance Certificate, Tax Card,
Pollution under Control Certificate).
case of transport vehicles, a certificate in Form CMV 5 issued by a driving
the applicant's age is 40 years or above, a medical certificate in Forms CMV 1
and CMV 1A has to be produced if not produced at the time of obtaining/ renewal
of learner's licence.
1. Test of competence to
Inspector of motor vehicles will conduct the test of competence to drive the
vehicle as per the procedures laid down under Rule 15 of the Central Motor
Vehicle Rules, 1989 (Refer to http://morth.nic.in for more details). After
satisfaction about the driving skills he will pass his recommendations about
the issue of the driving licence. The Asst. R.T.O., after being convinced of
the applicant's driving abilities, will pass an order to issue the driving
- Applicants who
have passed and paid the fees for PVC Card DL shall present themselves
before the computer system for their photograph.
driving licence will be delivered the next day between 4.30 and 5.30 pm.
- In case of failure
in the test of competence
applicant who has failed in the test of competence to drive can collect his
application along with the documents and can reappear for the test after 7 days
by paying a re-test fee of Rs. 50/-.
- Currency of
licence issued is valid throughout India.
licence is issued for 20 years or for 50 years of age whichever is earlier.
licence issued for transport vehicle will be valid for three years.
more information/grievances the R.T.O/A.R.T.O/P.R.O. may be contacted.
Application Form for Licence for Driving a Motor Vehicle
Application Form for Issue of Duplicate Learner's Driving License
Intimation of Loss or Destruction of Driving Licence and Application for Duplicate Driving Licence
Application Form for Renewal of Driving Licence
Application Form for the Addition of a New Class of Vehicle to a Driving Licence
Application Form for Issue of International Driving Permit