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Obtain Driving Licence: West Bengal

No person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid driving licence issued to him, authorising him to drive a vehicle of that particular category. The following two types of licences are issued:

         Learner's Licence:This is a temporary licence valid only up to 6 months. It is issued to learn driving of motor vehicles.

         Permanent Licence:One becomes eligible for a permanent licence after the expiry of one month from the date of issue of the learner's licence.


         Age eligibility: 18 years.

         For vehicles up to 50CC engine capacity & without gear -- 16 years (Provided parents'/guardian's consent is obtained.)

         For commercial vehicles -- 20 years.

         The applicant should be conversant with traffic rules & regulations.

Procedure (For Learner's Licence)

After verification of your documents you have to go through a learner's test. Before the learner's test, a colour blindness inspection is carried out. The learning licence is issued to the applicant who has passed this test.

Procedure (For Permanent Licence)

After scrutiny of the applicant's documents the applicant will be put through the driving test. For the driving test it is required to bring one vehicle of the same class. The Motor Vehicles Inspector inspects driving skills, familiarisation with the vehicle, traffic rules and regulations. The applicant may also be asked about the vehicle system and safety.

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Necessary documents/papers (For a Learner's Licence)

         Residence proof ? attested copy of any of the following: Ration card, Life Insurance Policy, Passport, Voter Identity card, Pay slip issued by any office in the Central/State Govt. or a local body, consent from parents in blood relation can be treated as residence proof, if parents enclose their residence proof, other authentic proof acceptable by the Motor Licensing Officer (MLO).

         Age Proof: attested copies of any of the following: school certificate, Passport, Birth Certificate, certificate from Central/State Govt. or a local body, Identity card/voter list, PAN Card, other authentic proof acceptable by the M.L.O.


         Form 2 :Application for a learner's licence.

         Form 1 A :Medical certificate.

         Form 3 :Learner's licence form with photographs.

         Form 1:Medical fitness.


         Rs.280/- for one category.

         Rs.360/- for two categories.

         Rs.440/- for three categories.

This fee includes all kinds of fee payable for licences excluding the photograph card fee, which is to be paid while applying for a permanent driving licence.

Necessary documents/papers (For a Permanent Licence)

         Valid original learner?s licence.

         Application in Form 4.

         Proof of age and residence (as attested photocopy as well).

         One recent passport sized photograph.

         Form No.5 in case of commercial licence.

         The vehicles for which category you are applying the licence.

         Your original licence in case of endorsements of categories.

Application for Licence to Drive Motor Vehicle
West Bengal Driving Licence Verification Form
Application-cum-Declaration as to Physical Fitness for Driving License
Driving Licence Renewal Form

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